Kate Rothschild reveals Jemima Goldsmith is godmother to her son
Banking heiress Kate Rothschild reveals former sister-in-law Jemima Goldsmith is godmother to her son Arthur – born two years after she and ex-husband Ben Goldsmith lost their daughter Iris, 15, in tragic accident
- Kate Rothschild made ex sister-in-law Jemima Goldsmith her son’s godmother
- Jemima, 48, and baby Arthur spent time together over Easter weekend
- Kate was married to Ben from 2003 until 2013 and had three children
- Their daughter Iris died in a tragic accident on her father’s farm in 2019, aged 15
Banking heiress Kate Rothschild divorced her husband Ben Goldsmith almost a decade ago but she remains as close as ever to his sister Jemima.
Indeed Kate, 40, remains on such good terms with her former sister-in-law that she asked Jemima, 48, to be godmother to her baby boy, she revealed on Instagram.
Kate and her entrepreneur boyfriend Paul Forkan welcomed Arthur in June 2021, two years after Kate and Ben’s teenage daughter Iris died in a tragic accident.
Special memories: Kate Rothschild shared this photo of her son Arthur with his godmother Jemima Goldsmith. Jemima is the sister of Kate’s ex-husband Ben Goldsmith
Ex-husband: Mr Goldsmith and Ms Rothschild married in 2003 and had three children – Iris, and sons Frank and Isaac – before splitting in 2013. Pictured, the couple in 2011
The proud mother shared photos of Jemima cradling the baby with the caption: ‘Arthur and his godmother’.
It comes a month after Kate joined ex-husband Ben to launch an environmental prize in honour of Iris, who died almost three years ago at the age of 15.
Kate and financier Mr Goldsmith, 51, unveiled The Iris Project, which will provide support and funding to young people tackling environmental issues
It has been established in memory of Iris, who had a ‘deep and lifelong connection with the natural world, a gentle way with animals, and a particular love for the sea’.
Schoolgirl Iris died in an accident on Mr Goldsmith’s farm in North Brewham, Somerset, on July 8, 2019. She was riding an all-terrain buggy, similar to a quad bike, around the family’s farm when it overturned.
New arrival: Kate and her entrepreneur boyfriend Paul Forkan welcomed Arthur (pictured) in June 2021, two years after Kate and Ben’s teenage daughter Iris died in a tragic accident
She was with a friend who immediately raised the alarm but she could not be saved.
Mr Goldsmith and Ms Rothschild married in 2003 and had three children – Iris, and sons Frank and Isaac – before splitting in 2013.
The following year Mr Goldsmith married his second wife, Jemima Jones. The couple share children Margot, Arlo and Vita Iris, named after his eldest child.
Ms Rothschild is in a long-term relationship with partner Paul Forkan.
Baby girl: Kate Rothschild with her daughter Iris as a baby. Iris died in an accident in 2019
Tragic: Schoolgirl Iris, pictured, died in an accident on Mr Goldsmith’s farm in North Brewham, Somerset, on July 8, 2019. She was riding an all-terrain buggy, similar to a quad bike, around the family’s farm when it overturned
Announcing the Iris Project, Kate wrote: ‘Today we are launching The Iris Project!!!! Young people around the world are leading the fight in protecting and restoring our natural world. They are activists, innovators, pioneers and community leaders.
‘The Iris Project has now commenced its global search to find and reward young leaders aged 14 to 24 years old who are accelerating action on nature restoration and protection.
‘If you are aged between 14 and 24 years old, have an idea or are running a project on nature protection or restoration then you can apply for funding!!! #theirisprize #theirisproject #youngenvironmentalist #environmentalist.’
Jemima Goldsmith slams mob of ‘hundreds of men’ who protested outside her 88-year-old mother’s Surrey home against her former husband Imran Khan
Jemima Goldsmith says protestors who are against her ex-husband, ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, crowded around the house of her elderly mother and threatened to break in.
A man with a loudspeaker threatened Ms Goldsmith, who divorced Mr Kahn twenty years ago, and her children saying they would come into the house if she did not come down.
Protestors also held a rally outside her £1.3million London home on Sunday, in retaliation to a rally in support for Imran Khan which was held outside the London home of the country’s former leader Nawaz Sharif.
The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), one of the three opposition parties in Pakistan against Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), is confirmed to have organised the protests outside of Ms Goldsmith’s home.
Around 20 policemen stood outside in two vans to ensure that the protest remained peaceful, but that didn’t prevent the threats to her and her family.
Her ex-husband and former cricketer was ousted as Prime Minister of Pakistan on April 9 after losing a dramatic late-night vote of no-confidence from MPs including members of his own party.
Ms Goldsmith highlighted the protest at her house on Twitter, saying it was unfair and not on. It is not suggested the protestors visible in the photo were doing anything other than protesting
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