Annabel Astor, Viscountess Astor

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The Right Honourable
The Viscountess Astor
Personal details
Born 1948 (age 68–69)
Woolwich, London, England
Spouse(s) Sir Reginald Sheffield, 8th Baronet
William Astor, 4th Viscount Astor
Children Samantha Cameron
Emily Julia Sheffield
Flora Katherina Astor
William Waldorf Astor IV
James Jacob Astor
Parents Timothy Angus Jones
Patricia David Pandora Clifford
Known for Mother of Samantha Cameron, wife of David Cameron who was the British Prime Minister from 2010-2016.

Annabel Lucy Veronica Astor, Viscountess Astor (born 1948 in Woolwich, London) is an English businesswoman and socialite who is the CEO of OKA, a home furnishings design company.[1] Prior to joining OKA, she was the owner and designer of the Annabel Jones jewellery business in London.

Her daughter Samantha is married to former British Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader David Cameron.


She is the daughter of Timothy Angus Jones and his wife Patricia David Pandora Clifford. She was educated at Lycée Français de Londres. Her mother was married secondly in 1961 to Hon. Michael Langhorne Astor, based in London. Her paternal grandparents were Sir Roderick Jones, the Chairman of Reuters, and the novelist Enid Bagnold. Her mother Patricia was the daughter of Hon. Sir Bede Edmund Hugh Clifford, GCMG CB (son of William Hugh Clifford, 10th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, a descendant of King Charles II of England) by his wife Alice Devin Gundry.


Annabel married firstly, in 1969, Sir Reginald Sheffield, 8th Baronet (marriage dissolved 1974) with issue:

She married secondly, in 1976, William Astor, 4th Viscount Astor, with issue:

  • Flora Katherine (born 1976)
  • William Waldorf "Will" (born 1979)
  • James Jacob (born 1981).

Titles & Styles[edit]

  • 1948 - 1969: Miss Annabel Jones
  • 1969 - 1974: Mrs Reginald Sheffield
  • 1974 - 1976: Mrs Annabel Sheffield
  • 1976 - present: The Right Honourable The Viscountess Astor


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