Annabel Astor, Viscountess Astor

Annabel Lucy Veronica Astor, Viscountess Astor (born 14 August 1948), is an English businesswoman and socialite who is the CEO of OKA, a home furnishings design company.[1] Before co-founding OKA, she was the owner and designer of the Annabel Jones jewellery business in London.

The Viscountess Astor
Annabel Lucy Veronica Jones

1948 (age 72–73)
Woolwich, London, England
OccupationJewelry designer, businesswoman
(m. 1969; div. 1974)

Children5, including Samantha Cameron and Emily Sheffield

Her daughter Samantha is married to former British prime minister and Conservative Party leader David Cameron.


She is the daughter of Timothy Angus Jones and his wife, Patricia David Pandora Clifford. She was educated at Lycée Français de Londres. Her mother was married secondly in 1961 to the Hon. Michael Langhorne Astor, based in London. Her paternal grandparents were Sir Roderick Jones, the Chairman of Reuters, and the novelist Enid Bagnold. Her mother Patricia was the daughter of the Hon. Sir Bede Edmund Hugh Clifford, GCMG, CB (son of William Hugh Clifford, 10th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, a descendant of King Charles II of England) by his wife Alice Devin Gundry.


She married Reginald Sheffield (later Sir Reginald Sheffield, 8th Baronet) on 11 November 1969, and they were divorced in 1974. They have two daughters:

She remarried William Astor, 4th Viscount Astor, on 14 January 1976. They have three children:

  • The Honourable Flora Katherine Astor (7 June 1976), who married Alexander Rycroft in September 2006 and had three children.
  • The Honourable William Waldorf "Will" Astor (18 January 1979), who married Lohralee Stutz on 5 September 2009 and had four children.
  • The Honourable James Jacob Astor (born 1981), who married Victoria Hargreaves on 13 September 2014 and had three children.


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