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Andrew Russell, 15th Duke of Bedford

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Andrew Ian Henry Russell, 15th Duke of Bedford (born 30 March 1962) is a British nobleman and peer. He is the son of Henry Robin Ian Russell, 14th Duke of Bedford, and his wife, Henrietta Tiarks.


Bedford was educated at Hall School, Hampstead and Heatherdown School, near Ascot in Berkshire, followed by Harrow School and Harvard, where he received his BA degree. He was known as Lord Howland until his grandfather's death in 2002, when he adopted the courtesy title Marquess of Tavistock, previously held by his father, Robin Russell, 14th Duke of Bedford. He succeeded to the Dukedom of Bedford the following year after his father suffered a fatal stroke. He also succeeded to the titles of 19th Earl of Bedford, 15th Marquess of Tavistock, 17th Baron Russell of Thornhaugh, and 15th Baron Howland of Streatham, all on 13 June 2003. Since then he has been styled His Grace The Duke of Bedford.

Family and children

Bedford married Louise Rona Crammond, daughter of Donald Ian Crammond and his wife Rona Zara Clifford-Johns and stepdaughter of Sir Evelyn Delves Broughton, 12th Baronet, of Doddington Park on 16 October 2000 at St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London. They have two children:
  • Lady Alexandra Lucy Clare Russell (b. 2001)
  • Henry Robin Charles Russell, Marquess of Tavistock (b. 2005)
He also has two brothers, Robin and James.

Titles and style

  • 30 March 1962 – 10 October 2002: Lord Howland
  • 10 October 2002 – 13 June 2003: Marquess of Tavistock
  • 13 June 2003 – present: His Grace The Duke of Bedford

  • Peerage – Andrew Russell, 15th Duke of Bedford
  • Andrew Russell, 15th Duke of Bedford

Category:1962 births
Category:Living people
Category:People educated at The Hall School, Hampstead
Category:People educated at Harrow School
Category:People educated at Heatherdown School
Category:Harvard University alumni

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