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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Sophie Elwes, great-niece of the Duchess of Kent, engaged to Abdullah Mukesh

_.The engagement was announced 20 June, 2020, between Abdullah Mukesh, son of the late Salah Salim Mukesh, and Habiba Yusuf, & Miss Sophie Bridget Elwes [born 1988], scion of that landed family, daughter of the late Martin Stephe Robert Elwes [1948-2014], by his wife the former Sarah Marianne Worsley [born 25 June, 1958], scion of the Worsley baronets, of Hovingham Hall.

The bride-to-be is a granddaughter maternally of Sir Marcus Worsley, 5th Baronet [1925-2012], of Hovingham Hall, near York, and she is a great-niece of HRH The Duchess of Kent, GCVO [b 1933].

Sophie Elwes was paralysed in a tragic accident at the age of 22 when she fell eight metres from a balcony and crushed her spinal chord. She has been a paraplegic since 2011.

Last year Miss Elwes became Country Life's first 'Girl in Pearls' in a wheelchair.

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