Sunday, 26 October 2008

Two Barons' Sons

Cognizant of the stuff and nonsense which did, or did not, take place aboard the luxury yacht of a Russian billionaire off the coastline of Corfu, I have been intrigued to know a little more about Nat Rothschild.

The Honourable Nathaniel (Nat) Rothschild is the heir of the Right Honourable (Nathaniel Charles) Jacob Baron Rothschild, OM, GBE; that is Lord Rothschild of the distinguished banking dynasty.

Nat has three sisters. The barony was created in 1885 and Mr Rothschild's father is the 4th Baron. Nat Rothschild will eventually become the 5th Baron Rothschild.

Whilst leafing through Debrett at home, another well-known name caught my eye: Peston. It turns out that the BBC's Business Editor, Robert Peston, 48, is none other than the Honourable Robert Peston. Mr Peston's father is the Right Honourable Maurice Harry Baron Peston - Lord Peston - who is a Labour Party life peer. Because his father is a life peer, Robert Peston will not succeed to the title.

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