Harriet is the sister of Andrew and Randall. She went to school in Paris, Vienna and Rome and to King's College, London University. She has worked in television, shared an art business with her brothers, stood as a Conservative Candidate in two elections and written four books.
Kirsty read history at St Anne's, Oxford, where she met Andrew and Randall. She has written several books including a history of the Stuarts and a study of English society on the eve of the First World War, which was filmed for the BBC. Kirsty has been a columnist for The Daily Telegraph, a Commissioner of English Heritage and is a judge of the Koestler Awards set up by Arthur Koestler to encourage creative work in prisons.
Charles went to Charterhouse and Oxford. He was an outstanding athlete, winning the Open Singles Rackets Championships in 1970 and the Open Real Tennis Championships from 1971-3. Charles taught history at Harrow for twelve years from 1961-1973 and published a book on the decline of the Ottoman Empire. Later he became headmaster of Mount Grace Comprehensive School in Potters Bar. In 1984 he left teaching to buy and run the Vanderbilt Racquet Club with his wife, Susanna (nee Crawley). Charles was a Chairman of the Tennis and Rackets Association until recently.