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Friday, December 20, 2019
Peerage for Zac Goldsmith confirmed
_. The Rt Hon Zac Goldsmith has been confirmed as a Minister of State (unpaid) at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for International Development.
'The Queen has been pleased to signify Her intention of conferring a peerage of the United Kingdom for Life on Zac Goldsmith.'
Goldsmith was Conservative MP for Richmond Park 2010-2019.
Zacharias Frank Goldsmith was born on 20 January 1975, a son of the late Sir James Michael Goldsmith [1933-97], by his wife the former Lady Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart [born 13 June, 1934]. daughter of the 8th Marquess of Londonderry [1902-55].
He married, firstly, 5 June, 1999, Sheherazade Ventura-Bentley [born 14 March, 1974], daughter of John Ransome Bentley and actress Vivienne Ventura, by whom he has a son, and two daughters; married secondly, 15 March, 2013, Alice Miranda Rothschild [born 29 November, 1983], scion of the Barons Rothschild, daughter of the late Hon Amschel Mayor James Rothschild [1955-96], by his wife the former Anita Patience Guinness [born 7 December, 1957], scion of the merchant banking branch of the Guinness brewing dynasty, by whom he has a son and two daughters.