Charles Stanhope, 12th Earl of Harrington

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The Earl of Harrington
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Born Charles Henry Leicester Stanhope
(1945-07-20) 20 July 1945 (age 71)
Title Earl of Harrington
Tenure 12 April 2009 – present
Other titles Viscount Petersham (1945–2009)
Net worth £250 million
Predecessor William Stanhope, 11th Earl of Harrington
Spouse(s) Virginia Freeman-Jackson
(m. 1966; div. 1983)
Anita Fugelsang
(m. 1984)
Issue William Stanhope, Viscount Petersham
Serena Armstrong-Jones, Viscountess Linley
Parents William Stanhope, 11th Earl of Harrington
Eileen Foley Grey

Charles Henry Leicester Stanhope, 12th Earl of Harrington (born 20 July 1945), styled as Viscount Petersham from birth till 2009, is the son of William Stanhope, 11th Earl of Harrington, and Eileen Grey, daughter of Sir John Foley Grey, 8th Baronet.

He married, firstly, Virginia Freeman-Jackson, on 14 September 1966 and they were divorced in 1983. They had two children:

He married, secondly, the showjumper Anita Fugelsang, formerly the wife of Michael Howard, 21st Earl of Suffolk.

He was ranked 325th in the Sunday Times Rich List 2008 with an estimated wealth of £250m. He is the owner of some prime land in London. Though the net assets of his two main companies, Elvaston Investments and Stanhope Gardens, came in at about £5m in 2005, his total land holdings have been valued recently at about £250m.

Styles of address[edit]

  • 1945-2009: Viscount Petersham
  • 2009-: The Right Honourable The Earl of Harrington



  1. ^ "Buckingham Palace 18 May 2016". Court Circular. 

External links[edit]

Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Henry Leicester Stanhope
Earl of Harrington