George, 4th Marquess of Milford Haven
George - internet businessman
George married on 20th August 1997 at Coatue Point, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - Mrs Clare Husted Wentworth-Stanley (née Steel) (b.1960), the American born daughter of Anthony Nigel Steel (1925-1983) and his wife Mrs Anne Husted (née Reiner) (b.1931). From her first marriage Clare had three children - James (1985-2006), Harry (b.1989) and Louisa (b.1993). Sadly in December 2006, her eldest son James took his own life and as a result his parents established 'The James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund' (JWSMF) to raise awareness of anxiety, depression and suicide amongst young people. Clare works tirelessly for JWSMF alongside her former husband and family.
Clare and her team established James' Place in Liverpool - the UK's first centre outside of a clinic or hospital for helping suicidal men by giving counselling and therapy. was opened by Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge in June 2018. She said at the time of the Prince's visit about James - "I always felt, had a place like this existed, he might still be here today." Clare won the Woman Making a Difference Award at the Merseyside Woman of the Year Awards less than a year after opening James' Place.
Like his father, George has a great acumen for business and in 2000 he founded the internet site - uSwitch, a website which helps consumers compare and change suppliers of various services such as their electricity company. The company was an instant success, as it gave consumers a greater ability to save themselves money than ever before. The American media firm EW Scripps bought the company for £210m ($400m) when the company was placed on the market in March 2006.
George with his mother - Janet (left)
and wife - Clare (right) at their
"farewell to Moyns Park" party
A portrait of George, The Marquess of Milford Haven
by Gillian Erskine-Hill
A portrait of
Clare, The Marchioness of Milford Haven
by Gillian Erskine-Hill
Both George and Clare are leading lights in the polo circuit and they have created one of the largest polo yards in the country which is the base for four high-goal teams including his own Broncos team. Great Trippetts Farm - (a former 1,000 acre diary farm near the Hampshire/West Sussex border) houses 350 ponies and has 26 paddocks for them to exercise and employs up to 70 grooms to care for them. Their estate has helped boost polo around the country and spread its appeal further afield. George and Clare have also founded ‘The Trippetts Polo Challenge’
and ‘The James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Cup’ (in Clare's son's memory) and have become a firm fixture in the polo season.