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21 October, 2010

Marquess of the Month:
Charles Robert George Innes-Ker,
Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford

Born in 1981 (18 February), this 29-year-old Scottish nobleman (3rd from the left in photo below) is the eldest son and heir apparent to the 10th Duke of Roxburghe, from whom he will inherit 10 other titles and a ₤80 million fortune, including the 60,000-acre Floors Castle estate.  In December 2009, The Duke of Roxburghe announced he is battling throat cancer.  The Lord Bowmont is often remembered for a 2003 incident, whereby he was caught travelling without having purchased a ₤1 metro ticket, causing much embarrassment.  He has since served with the Blues and Royals in Windsor and Iraq and appears to have restored his reputation.

Clarles Innes-Ker was educated at Eton College and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and dated Lord Beaverbrook’s daughter, Charlotte Aitken, 28 (born 15 February, 1982), for many years.  It is unknown whether or not he is still in this relationship.  As he has no wife or children at present, the presumptive succession would be his younger brother, The Lord Edward “Ted” Arthur Gerald Innes-Ker, 26 (born 2 February, 1984; former flatmate of Pippa Middleton), followed by his younger half-brother, The Lord George Alastair Innes-Ker, 14 (born 20 November, 1996), both of whom are single (the second for obvious reasons).

Floors Castle, Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7RW
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  1. According to new information, the engagement was announced on 1 December, 2010 between Charles Robert George Innes-Ker, Marquess of Bowmont and Cessford (son of Guy David Innes-Kerr, 10th Duke of Roxburghe, and of his former wife, Lady Jane Meriel Grosvenor) and Hon. Charlotte Susanna Aitken (daughter of Maxwell William Humphrey Aitken, 3d Lord Beaverbrook and of his wife, Susan O'Ferral).

  2. Keep watch for "Charlie Bowmont" and Charlotte Aitken's wedding announcement! The nuptials are scheduled at Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory in London on Thursday, 21 July, 2011.

  3. The marriage actually took place on Friday, 22 July, 2011, at the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street, London. Our best to the happy couple!

  4. The Marquess & Marchioness of Bowmont & Cessford are to be divorced today (Daily Mail 24 May 2013)