The engagement was announced in March 2006 between Richard Gerard Hamlyn Noel (b. 1965), scion of the Earls of Gainsborough, son of Gerard John Hamlyn Noel (b. 1930), and Mrs Noel, of Stratford St Mary, Suffolk, and Zarina Gabrielle Stewart-Clark (b. 1965), daughter of Sir John (Jack) Stewart-Clark, 3rd Baronet (b. 17 Sept 1929), and Lady Stewart-Clark, of Dundas, South Queensferry.