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The Duke of Bedford
|Duke of Bedford|
|Predecessor||Robin Russell, 14th Duke of Bedford|
|Other titles||Lord Howland (1962-2002)|
Marquess of Tavistock (2002-2003)
|Born||30 March 1962|
Louise Rona Crammond
Lady Alexandra Russell
Henry Russell, Marquess of Tavistock
|Heir||Henry Russell, Marquess of Tavistock|
|Parents||Robin Russell, 14th Duke of Bedford|
Bedford was educated at Hall School, Hampstead and Heatherdown School, near Ascot in Berkshire, followed by Harrow School and Harvard, where he received his BA degree. He was known as Lord Howland until his grandfather's death in 2002, when he adopted the courtesy title Marquess of Tavistock, previously held by his father, Robin Russell, 14th Duke of Bedford. He succeeded to the Dukedom of Bedford the following year after his father suffered a fatal stroke. He also succeeded to the titles of 19th Earl of Bedford, 15th Marquess of Tavistock, 17th Baron Russell of Thornhaugh, and 15th Baron Howland of Streatham, all on 13 June 2003. Since then he has been styled His Grace The Duke of Bedford.
Bedford married Louise Rona Crammond, daughter of Donald Ian Crammond and his wife Rona Zara Clifford-Johns and stepdaughter of Sir Evelyn Delves Broughton, 12th Baronet, of Doddington Park on 16 October 2000 at St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London. They have two children:
He also has two brothers, Robin and James.