|Name Thomas 8th|
Born 6 July 1965 (age 55), Epping, United Kingdom
Similar Elizabeth II, Cath Kidston, Scots Guards
Thomas Edward Coke, 8th Earl of Leicester (born 6 July 1965), is the son of the late Edward Coke, 7th Earl of Leicester, and Valeria Phyllis Potter. He is the current Earl of Leicester. From 1994 to 2015, when he succeeded into the Earldom, he was styled Viscount Coke.
Viscount Coke at Holkham Hall
Education and career
Lord Leicester was educated at Beeston Hall School and Eton College. Between 1979 and 1981, he was Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II. He graduated from University of Manchester with a Bachelor of Arts. In 1987, he was commissioned into the Scots Guards. Between 1991 and 1993, he served as Equerry to the Duke of Kent. He now runs the family estate at Holkham Hall.
Marriage and family
Lord Leicester was married on 21 December 1996 to Polly M Whately, youngest daughter of the financier David Whately and his wife Belinda Belville, of the designers Bellville Sassoon. Lady Leicester, through her mother, is a first cousin of the interior designer Cath Kidston. She is a milliner by profession.
They have a son and three daughters together: