Thursday, May 07, 2015

Shirley-Beavan/Straker engagement

_. The engagement was announced 7 May 2015, between Charles Michael Shirley-Beavan (b 1984), eldest son of Mr Simon Shirley-Beavan, of Gatehousecote, Bonchester Bridge, racehorse trainer, by his wife the former Philippa Margaret Payne & Camilla Sophie Straker (born 1985), scion of the landed family of Straker of Stagshaw, eldest daughter of Reuben Thomas Coppin Straker, of Stonecroft, Hexham, Northumberland, by his wife the former Hon Sophie Henrietta Kimball (b 1960), second daughter of the late Baron Kimball, life peer (cr 1985), by his wife the former June Mary Fenwick, descended from the Dukes of Manchester, &c.

The bride~to~be is one of the godchildren of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Her mother, Sophie, was a schoolfriend of the princess and sometime flat-mate.

Charlie Shirley-Beavan is descended from the Vestey baronets. His maternal grandmother, Margaret Payne, is a granddaughter of Sir Edmund Hoyle Vestey, 1st Baronet.


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