Ralph Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 4th Baron Montagu of Beaulieu

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The Lord Montagu of Beaulieu
Born (1961-03-13) 13 March 1961 (age 63)
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Occupation(s)Graphic designer and Head of Heritage Radio
SpouseAilsa Camm
Parent(s)Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu
Belinda Crossley
RelativesMary Montagu-Scott (sister)

Ralph Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 4th Baron Montagu of Beaulieu (born 13 March 1961) is a British peer and owner of the Beaulieu Estate, home of the National Motor Museum.

Early life and family[edit]

Lord Montagu is the son of Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu (1926–2015), and his first wife, Belinda, Lady Montagu, née Crossley (1932–2022). Montagu is the grandson of the 2nd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu (1866–1929) and his second wife, Alice Crake (1895–1996).[1]

His parents divorced in 1974 and later that year, his father married his second wife, Fiona Margaret Herbert (d. May 2023),[2] with whom he had another son, Lord Montagu's half-brother, Hon. Jonathan Deane Douglas-Scott-Montagu (born 11 October 1975).[3][4]


Montagu is a graphic designer and head of Heritage Radio at Radio Times.[5] He is credited as a co-producer of Lord Montagu a documentary about his father, and a series of short films about the stars of the TV comedy series Dad's Army.[6]

He is the president of the Solent Protection Society, a governor of Walhampton School, a director of Beaulieu Enterprises Ltd, and a trustee of the National Motor Museum Trust, the Countryside Education Trust and the Hampshire Archives Trust.[7]

Concerned that local residents were being priced out, Montagu was instrumental in securing social housing in the village of Beaulieu.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Montagu is married to Ailsa, Lady Montagu, née Camm.[9] The couple have no children.

The heir presumptive to the barony is Lord Montagu's half-brother, Jonathan, a biochemist who is married to photographer Nathalie Daoust.[10]


  1. ^ Dennis Barker. "Lord Montagu of Beaulieu obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Tributes paid to Fiona Lady Montagu who died aged 79". Daily Echo. Retrieved 17 May 2023.
  3. ^ "Montagu of Beaulieu, Baron (UK, 1885)". Cracroftspeerage.co.uk. Archived from the original on 6 February 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Floridian: His lordship's wheel of fortune". St Petersburg Times. Retrieved 15 October 2012.
  5. ^ Edwards, Chris (12 August 2013). "Doctor Who turns to 21st century technology to restore historic series". eandt.theiet.org.
  6. ^ "Ralph Montagu". IMDb. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Governors". walhampton.com. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  8. ^ "MONTAGU: Meet the new Lord of the Manor". Daily Echo. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Nqsouthern.com". www.nqsouthern.com. Archived from the original on 23 November 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Lord Montagu's son snaps up photographer bride". Daily Echo. Retrieved 21 June 2017.

External links[edit]

Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Baron Montagu of Beaulieu
31 August 2015–present