Simon Abney-Hastings, 15th Earl of Loudoun

The Right Honourable
The Earl of Loudoun

Coat of arms of the Earl of Loudoun
Born Simon Michael Abney-Hastings
(1974-10-29) 29 October 1974
Title Earl of Loudoun
Tenure 2012 - Present
Nationality Australian
Locality Wangaratta, Victoria
Predecessor Michael Abney-Hastings,
14th Earl of Loudoun
Heir The Hon. Marcus Abney-Hastings
Parents Michael Abney-Hastings,
14th Earl of Loudoun

Simon Michael Abney-Hastings, 15th Earl of Loudoun (born in 1974), is an Australian who is the current holder of the ancient Scottish noble title of Earl of Loudoun.


The Earl of Loudoun is the son of Michael Abney-Hastings, 14th Earl of Loudoun, whom he succeeded in 2012. Resides in Wangaratta, Victoria.[1]

The heir presumptive to the title is the present holder's brother, the Hon. Marcus William Abney-Hastings (b. 1981).


Grandson of Barbara Huddleston Abney-Hastings, 13th Countess of Loudoun. On his Grandmother's side, he is directly descended from, and heir-general of George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence( Brother of Richard III ). His other notable ancestors include Mary Tudor, Queen of France, Catherine Pole, Lady Mary Boleyn, King James IV of Scotland, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley and Alice Spencer, Countess of Derby.[citation needed]

Claim to the Throne of England

In 2004, Britain's Real Monarcha documentary broadcast on Channel 4 in the United Kingdomrepeated the claim that the Earl's father, as the senior descendant of George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, was the rightful King of England. This argument involves the disputed claim that Edward IV of England was illegitimate.[2] The Earl, following his father's death, would have become the rightful monarch of England under this alternative path of succession, rather than Elizabeth II.

Titles and styles

Styles of
Simon Abney-Hastings,
15th Earl of Loudoun
Reference style The Right Honourable
Alternative style Sir


Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Michael Abney-Hastings
Earl of Loudoun
Succeeded by

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