Michael Howard, 21st Earl of Suffolk

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The Earl of Suffolk
Personal details
Born (1935-03-27) 27 March 1935 (age 84)
Spouse(s)Simone Litman
Anita Fuglesang
Linda Jacqueline Paravicini
Children5; including Alexander Howard, Viscount Andover
ParentsCharles Howard, 20th Earl of Suffolk
Mimi Forde Pigott

Michael Howard, 21st Earl of Suffolk (Michael John James George Robert; born 27 March 1935),[1] styled Viscount Andover until 1941, is an English peer. He succeeded his father, Charles Howard, 20th Earl of Suffolk, in 1941, when the latter was killed by a bomb he was attempting to defuse. Howard attended Winchester College but left after a year.

Early life and family[edit]

Suffolk was born on 27 March 1935 to Charles Howard, 20th Earl of Suffolk, and Chicago-born ballet dancer Mimi Forde Pigott.

Personal life[edit]

Suffolk has been married three times:[2] He married, firstly, on 1 October 1960, Simone Litman, by whom he had one daughter:

  • Lady Lucinda Howard (26 March 1961-21 December 1962)

On 22 September 1973, Suffolk married Anita Fugelsang (who later married Charles Stanhope, 12th Earl of Harrington), with whom he has two children:

On 15 December 1983, Suffolk married the former Linda Jacqueline Paravicini (married, firstly, Alexander Hood, 4th Viscount Bridport), with whom he has two children:

  • Lady Philippa Mimi Jacqueline Henrietta Howard (b. 1985) married Archie Lord in 2017. They have one daughter:
    • Ottilie Winifred Lord (16 November 2018)
  • Lady Natasha Rose Catherine Linda Howard (b. 1987) [4]

He lives at Charlton Park, Wiltshire. He is also Earl of Berkshire, but signs in the name of 'Suffolk', his most senior title. The Howards like their Earl of Arundel and Duke of Norfolk kinsmen were recusants traditionally, adherents to the Catholic Church.


  1. ^ http://www.leighrayment.com/peers/peersS6.htm
  2. ^ Tudor43, a page in the list of descendants of William, Duke of Normandy, by Alan Freer
  3. ^ "Birth of Daughter to Viscount". Retrieved 2013-06-18.
  4. ^ Soames, Matilda. "10 PERFECT POTENTIAL BRIDES FOR PRINCE HARRY!". Tatler.

External links[edit]

Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Howard
Earl of Suffolk