Michael Howard, 21st Earl of Suffolk

Michael John James George Robert Howard, 21st Earl of Suffolk & 14th Earl of Berkshire (born 27 March 1935),[1] styled Viscount Andover until 1941, is an English peer. He succeeded his father, Charles Howard, 20th Earl of Suffolk, in 1941, when the latter was killed by a bomb he was attempting to defuse. Howard attended Winchester College but left after a year.

The 21st Earl of Suffolk
& 14th Earl of Berkshire
Coat of arms of the Earl of Suffolk.svg
Personal details
Born (1935-03-27) 27 March 1935 (age 85)
Spouse(s)Simone Litman
Anita Fuglesang
Linda Jacqueline Paravicini
Children5; including Alexander Howard, Viscount Andover
ParentsCharles Howard, 20th Earl of Suffolk
Mimi Forde Pigott

Early life and familyEdit

Suffolk was born on 27 March 1935 to Charles Howard, 20th Earl of Suffolk, and Chicago-born ballet dancer Mimi Forde Pigott.

Personal lifeEdit

Suffolk has been married three times:[2] He married, firstly, on 1 October 1960, Simone Litman, by whom he had one daughter:

  • Lady Lucinda Howard (26 March 1961 – 21 December 1962)

On 22 September 1973, Suffolk married Anita Fugelsang (who later married Charles Stanhope, 12th Earl of Harrington), with whom he has two children:

  • Alexander Charles Michael Winston Robsahm Howard, Viscount Andover (b. 17 September 1974), the heir apparent; Divorced from Victoria (née Hamilton)
    • The Honorable Eloise Victoria Rose Mimi Howard (b. 1 May 2013)
    • The Honorable Arthur Charles Alexander Howard (b. 17 July 2014)[3]
  • Lady Katharine Emma Frances Robsahm Howard (b. 1976). married to William Rogers
    • Lara Rose Rogers (born 2010)
    • Jake Mickey Rogers (born 2014)

On 15 December 1983, Suffolk married the former Linda Jacqueline Paravicini (married, firstly, Alexander Hood, 4th Viscount Bridport), with whom he has two children:

  • Lady Philippa Mimi Jacqueline Henrietta Howard (b. 1985) married Archie Lord in 2017. They have one daughter:
    • Ottilie Winifred Lord (16 November 2018)
  • Lady Natasha Rose Catherine Linda Howard (b. 1987)[4]

He lives at Charlton Park, Wiltshire. He is also Earl of Berkshire, but signs in the name of 'Suffolk', his most senior title.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2010-10-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Tudor43, a page in the list of descendants of William, Duke of Normandy, by Alan Freer
  3. ^ "Birth of Daughter to Viscount". Retrieved 2013-06-18.
  4. ^ Soames, Matilda. "10 PERFECT POTENTIAL BRIDES FOR PRINCE HARRY!". Tatler.

External linksEdit

Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Howard
Earl of Suffolk