The engagement has been announced between Mr Thomas Alexander van Straubenzee (b 1982), scion of that landed family, eldest son of Mr Alexander Henry van Straubenzee (b 1951), by his wife the former Claire Sonia Fenwick (b 1954), & Miss Lucy Lanigan-O'Keeffe [born circa 1988], daughter of Stephen Lanigan-O'Keeffe.
Tom van Straubenzee, a life-long friend of the Dukes of Cambridge and Sussex, is godfather to Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. He married firstly, in 2013, the Lady Melissa Percy, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. The marriage ended in divorce.
Miss Lanigan-O'Keeffe, originally from County Kilkenny, is the assistant head teacher at Thomas's, Clapham, the school attended by Prince George. Her father is a barrister. Her brother, Arthur, is the Irish Olympic pentathlete.
Tom van Straubenzee is descended from the Montagu Dukes of Manchester.