Annabel Astor, Viscountess Astor

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The Right Honourable
The Viscountess Astor
Personal details
Born 1948 (age 69–70)
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 Reginald Sheffield (later Sir Reginald, 8th baronet) on 11 November 1969 and they were divorced in 1974. They have two daughters and four grandchildren:

She remarried William Astor, 4th Viscount Astor on 14 January 1976. They have three children and nine grandchildren:

  • The Honourable Flora Katherine Astor (7 June 1976) she married Alexander Rycroft in September 2006. They have three children:
    • Nelson William Alexander Rycroft (2009)
    • Pandora Winifred Sarah Rycroft (2011)
    • Lydia Enid Charlotte Rycroft (22 March 2016)
  • The Honourable William Waldorf "Will" Astor (18 January 1979) he married Lohralee Stutz on 5 September 2009. They have four children:
    • William Waldorf Astor (4 May 2012)
    • Allegra Ananbel Astor (14 August 2013)
    • Conrad Charles Astor (6th May 2016)
    • India Isabel Astor (10 July 2017)
  • The Honourable James Jacob Astor (born 1981) he married Victoria Hargreaves on 13 September 2014. They have two daughters:
    • Sibyl Nancy Astor (22 June 2015)
    • Atalanta Philippa Annabel Astor (1 July 2017)

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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