The Duke of Wellington
The Duke of Wellington was born in 1945 and educated at Eton College and Christ Church, Oxford University, where he gained an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He is married with five children and six grandchildren. He lives at Apsley House in London and at Stratfield Saye in Hampshire.
The Duke was a Member of the European Parliament from 1979 to 1989. Since then he has been Chairman or Deputy Chairman of a number of publicly-quoted companies. In October 2015, the Duke was elected to the House of Lords as a representative hereditary peer.
He was a member of the Council of the Royal College of Art from 1992 to 1997 and a Commissioner for English Heritage from 2003 to 2007. He was Chairman of the Council of King’s College, London, one of Britain’s leading universities, from 2007 to 2016.