Constantine Phipps, 5th Marquess of Normanby

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Constantine Edmund Walter Phipps, 5th Marquess of Normanby (born 24 February 1954) is the son of Oswald Phipps, 4th Marquess of Normanby and Grania Guinness. He was educated at Worcester College, Oxford.

Lord Normanby lives at Mulgrave Castle.

In 1990, he married Nicola Shulman (daughter of theatre critic Milton Shulman and sister of British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman) and had three children:[1]

  • Lady Sibylla Victoria Evelyn Phipps (b. 6 August 1992)
  • John Samuel Constantine Phipps, Earl of Mulgrave (b. 26 November 1994)
  • Lord Thomas Henry Winston Phipps (b. 3 June 1997)

He succeeded his father in the Marquessate in 1994 and entered the House of Lords as a crossbencher. He lost his seat under the House of Lords Act 1999.[2]

In 1998 he sold the 10,600-acre (43 km2) Warter Priory estate, near Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire, to businessman Malcolm Healey for £48 million. In 2003, supermodel Elle Macpherson took out a lease on the 16,000-acre (65 km2) Mulgrave estate in North Yorkshire, considered one of England's finest shooting estates, including the right to live in the family's ancestral home, Mulgrave Castle, during the four-month shooting season.

The 5th Marquess was ranked 279th in the Sunday Times Rich List 2004, with an estimated wealth of £143m. His indirect wealth includes a sizeable interest in property in West Vancouver, Canada, via British Pacific Properties Ltd.

John Samuel Constantine remains the heir apparent, and will take up permanent residence in Mulgrave Castle upon the death of his father.



  1. ^ "World of Nicola Shulman, writer". The Daily Telegraph. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "House of Lords". Retrieved 29 July 2012. 

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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Oswald Phipps
Marquess of Normanby
Succeeded by
Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Most Hon. The Marquess of Ailsa
Gentlemen Succeeded by
The Most Hon. The Marquess of Abergavenny