_. The engagement was announced 8 October, 2020, between George Edmund Baldred Baillie-Hamilton, 14th Earl of Haddington [born 27 December, 1985], son of the late 13th Earl of Haddington [1941-2016], of Mellerstain House, Berwickshire, by his second wife the former Jane Heyworth, & Constanza Dessain, daughter of Simon James Francis Dessain [born 1956], of Inverkeilor, Arbroath, Angus, by his wife Catharina Mary Fredericka.
The Earl of Haddington is is 14th Earl in the Peerage of Scotland [created 1627], the 14th Lord Binning [Peerage of Scotland, created 1613], and 14th Lord Byres and Binning [created 1619].
He succeeded to the family peerages onn his father's death, 5 July, 2016.
The bride-to-be is an artist. Her mother, Catharina, is a ceramic artist.Father Simon is a software developer, non executice chairman at The List Ltd.