David Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood

The Right Honourable
The Earl of Harewood
Preceded by George Lascelles
Personal details
Born (1950-10-21) 21 October 1950
Paddington, London, England
Spouse(s) Margaret Rosalind Messenger (m. 1979; div. 1989)
Diane Jane Howse
(m. 1990)
Children Lady Emily Tsering Shard
The Hon. Benjamin George Lascelles
Alexander Edgar Lascelles, Viscount Lascelles
The Hon. Edward David Lascelles
Parents George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood
Marion Stein

David Henry George Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood (born 21 October 1950), is a British hereditary peer and film and television producer. He is the first cousin, once removed of Queen Elizabeth II, the great-grandson of King George V and is 57th in line to the British throne. From his birth in 1950 until he succeeded his father in July 2011, he was known by the courtesy title Viscount Lascelles.


Lord Harewood was born at his parents' London house, 2 Orme Square, Bayswater, London, the eldest son of the 7th Earl of Harewood and his first wife, Marion Stein. He was baptised at All Saints' Church, Harewood. His father was first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. His godparents were Elizabeth II (then The Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh), his great-grandmother Queen Mary, The Viscountess Boyne, Benjamin Britten and his uncle Gerald Lascelles.

On 12 February 1979 at St. Mary's Church, Paddington, London, he married Margaret Rosalind Messenger (born 15 April 1948 in Cheltenham), daughter of Edgar Frank Messenger and Margaret Alice Black: they were divorced in 1989. At one time, she was employed as a laboratory assistant at the University of Bristol. On 11 March 1990, he married Diane Jane Howse (born 9 November 1956 in Leafield). His children are:

Lascelles succeeded to the Earldom of Harewood on the death of his father in 2011.[5]

Styles of address



External links

David Lascelles, 8th Earl of Harewood at the Internet Movie Database

Lines of succession
Preceded by
Zenouska Mowatt
Line of succession to the British throne
grandson of Mary, daughter of George V
Succeeded by
Viscount Lascelles
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Lascelles
Earl of Harewood
11 July 2011 – present
Heir apparent:
Viscount Lascelles
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