If you guessed Anderson Cooper then yes, you would be right! However, he’s a CNN journalist – he gets around most places :-). There is a chance some lesser known Vanderbilt descendants may be there also.
With all the festivities, I of course had to post about Vanderiblt connections to the event. Those interested in the Vanderbilt family may remember that the Commodore’s great-granddaughter Consuelo Vanderbilt (1877-1964) married into the British royal family. It was apparently not a marriage Consuelo desired, but her and husband Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough were married for almost 30 years and had two children together. I don’t have Conseulo’s descendancy tree completely filled in, however, her kids are relatives of Prince William.
Consuelo’s children, John Albert Edward William Spencer-Churchill and Ivor Charles Spencer-Churchill share a common ancestor with Princess Diana; his name was James Hamilton, Duke of Abercorn. The Duke of Abercorn was their great-grandfather and is Prince William’s 4th great-grandfather. I wonder if any of Consuelo’s descendants are attending the wedding of their cousin 🙂 Some of them, such as Lady Henrietta Mary Spencer-Churchill (a granddaughter of Consuelo’s), live right there in London.