• CALLING ALL SINGLE LADIES! •
Tatler unveils the most eligible bachelors in the world - including George Percy, Earl Percy, a British businessman and the heir apparent to the Dukedom of Northumberland.
Tatler unveiled the little-known singletons, who boast impressive titles, first-class degrees, and lavish castles to match.
Percy was born as the second child and elder son of Lord Ralph Percy and his wife, the former Jane Richard. He became heir apparent to the dukedom in October 1995, when his uncle Henry, 11th Duke of Northumberland died. He is set to inherit Alnwick Castle, an incredible country place, an ancient title steeped in the traditions of English history, and a golden bank balance from a roughly £315million fortune.
In the annals of history the allure of an English Duke has stood the test of time. Even in the headiest days of ‘Cash for Coronets’ craze of American dollars transferring to noble coffers, the English Duke, or the next beside thing, an heir, was considered the grandest matrimonial prize.
Earl Percy and his family are old friends of the Middletons and attended royal wedding of Prince William and Kate back in 2011.
Back in 1999, the family hit the headlines when the Duke and the Duchess prevented Percy from inheriting £1 million and an annual income of £250,000 until he was 25 in case he fell prey to ‘vices and pitfalls.’
Percy was educated at Eton College. He studied Arabic language at the University of Damascus, and later worked on development projects in the Middle East. He is the CEO of Hotspur Geothermal, a British geothermal energy company<
📷 Who to marry to become a Duchess • For those feeling inspired Tatler has rounded up these eligible future dukes to wed for your very own title. Remember, with great power comes great responsibility... • Alnwick Castle by Canaletto, 1750 •
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