Henry Smith, 5th Viscount Hambleden

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The Right Honourable
The Viscount Hambleden
PredecessorWilliam Smith, 4th Viscount Hambleden
BornWilliam Henry Smith
(1955-11-18) 18 November 1955 (age 66)
London, England
Spouse(s)
Sara Anlauf
(m. 1983; sep 2003)
Issue
  • The Hon. Sara Smith
  • The Hon. Alexandra Smith
ParentsWilliam Smith, 4th Viscount Hambleden
Countess Maria Carmela Attolico di Adelfia

William Henry Smith, 5th Viscount Hambleden (born 18 November 1955) is a British peer, and descendant of the founders of the stationery group WH Smith.

Marriage and family[edit]

Smith is the son of William Smith and Countess Maria Carmela Attolico di Adelfia. Through his paternal grandmother, he is a descendant of the Earls of Pembroke and the Vorontsov family.[1] He succeeded to the title of Viscount Hambleden in 2012 upon the death of his father.[2]

Smith married American Sara Suzanne Anlauf in 1983 and had two daughters, Sara Marie Celeste (b. 1986) and Alexandra Patricia (b. 1989). He was a film producer and restaurateur. He separated from his wife in 2003 and returned to Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, England.[2]

He is in a relationship with singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad of ABBA, who is a German princess and countess by marriage to Heinrich Reuss, who died in 1999. Smith lives with Lyngstad in Switzerland.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woronzow, HumphrysFamilyTree, accessed 4 April 2012. Catherine Vorontsov's father, Count Semyon Vorontsov, the Russian ambassador to Britain, brought the family to London in 1785.
  2. ^ a b Lundy, Darryl. "Hon. William Henry Smith", The Peerage, p. 2712, accessed 10 October 2012
  3. ^ Eden, Richard. "Abba singer’s lover becomes a viscount". The Telegraph, 12 August 2012
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Viscount Hambleden
2012–
Incumbent