Lady Kitty Spencer, the 29-year-old niece of Princess Diana, is engaged to Michael Lewis, the 60-year-old Foschini boss, according to the Mirror.
One of Kitty’s friends told the Daily Mail that Lewis, a South African-born fashion magnate, proposed to the model and socialite before Christmas.
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Kitty is the eldest child of Earl Spencer — Diana’s brother — and is a model managed by Storm Management.
After her parent’s divorce in 1997, Kitty spent time between her father’s residence in England and her mother’s home in South Africa, the Mirror said.
Lewis, who is 31 years older than Kitty and five years older than her father, is thought to be worth roughly $105 million, according to the Mirror.
The pair began dating in May 2018. In contrast with his socialite fiancée, Lewis prefers to avoid the limelight, according to Business Report.
A Wall Street Journal profile said the mogul holds an undergraduate degree and a graduate degree from the University of Cape Town, where Kitty also studied.
He is Jewish, but it’s not clear whether there are any plans for Kitty to convert ahead of the nuptials, the Daily Mail reported.
Citing German news reports, Business Report said Lewis was a financial backer of the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom.
Lewis moved to London in the 1980s, before the fall of apartheid in South Africa, and founded the family’s investment vehicle, Oceana Investment Corp.
Lewis, who has been Foschini’s chairman since 2015, was previously on the supervisory board of Axel Springer and was the chairman of ProChon Biotech, an Israeli biotech company he founded.
In 2011, his family donated £3 million to Oxford University to fund the appointment of a professor of Israel studies, the Daily Mail reported.
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