The Duke of Abercorn is a "happy man," according to Tim Walker's Mandrake column in the Daily Telegraph. His younger son, Lord Nicholas Hamilton, 29, is engaged to Russian-born Tatiana Kronberg,31. Miss Kronberg,31, who has an undergraduate degree from New York University, came to the United States with her parents when she was sixteen. The family settled in New York City.
Lord Nicholas and Miss Kronberg met four years ago at the International Center of Photography, as both are "passionate photographers."
The Duke of Abercorn is pleased with the match. He describes his future daughter-in-law as "beautiful and highly intelligent and I couldn't be more delighted by his choice." The duke added that Nicholas and Tatiana "plan to set up a studio residency programme for photographers at their home at Belle Isle nearl Lisbellaw in Co. Fermanagh."
Nicholas and Tatiana, who recently worked for Christies, will marry in New York City at the end of August.
Lord Nicholas is a great-great grandson of Grand Duke Michael of Russia and Countess Sophie von Merenberg. Their elder daughter Lady Zia married Sir Harald Wernher, BT. Lady Zia and her husband were the parents of a son, Alex and two daughters, Georgina and Marilyn. Georgina married Harold Phillips, and they were the parents of five children: Sasha, who married the Duke of Abercorn, Nicholas, Fiona, Marita and Natalia, who is the wife of the Duke of Westminster.
The Russian connection comes full circle.
A link to Tatiana's website