The engagement was announced 16 February, 2006, between Christopher J.L. Spira, son of Mr & Mrs Peter Spira, & Catherine Ruth (Kate) Pakenham (b. 1975), scion of the Earls of Longford, daughter of the Hon Kevin John Toussaint Pakenham (b. 1947), by his 1st wife Ruth (now Mrs Guy East).
Kate Pakenham is a granddaughter paternally of the 7th Earl of Longford, KG, PC (1905-2001).
Source: Daily Telegraph 16 Feb 2006