Monday, June 29, 2020

A Scion of the Guinness Dynasty Marries Bette Midler's Daughter



On 6 June 2020, Harry J. N. Guinness married Sophie von Haselberg at Milbrook, New York. Sophie and Harry decided to have their wedding just ten days before the ceremony; however, they both felt that this was the perfect way for the couple to intimately celebrate their marriage. 

Bette Midler, Sophie's mother, provided the flowers, and her father, Martin von Haselberg, did the cooking. After their ceremony, Harry and Sophie planted two trees. For the small reception, the newlyweds were given two lobsters (dressed as the bride and the groom; the lobsters were later made into a salad by Sophie). They enjoyed a chocolate Guinness cake and a lemon-elderflower cake. This lovely union brings together a famous Irish brewing dynasty with a well-known American acting family.

Harry J. N. Guinness is the son of Timothy Whitmore Newton Guinness (b.Basingstoke, Hampshire 20 June 1947) and his ex-wife Beverly Anne Mills. Timothy Guinness and Beverly Mills were married on 6 June 1974. Harry has three siblings: Edward, Mary, and Elizabeth. 

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Sophie Frederica Alohilani von Haselberg was born on 14 November 1986 as the daughter of Martin Rochus Sebastian von Haselberg (b.Argentina 20 January 1949; became a naturalised U.S. citizen in 1991) and the well-known U.S. actress Bette Midler (b.Honolulu, Hawaii 1 December 1945). Martin von Haselberg and Bette Midler were married on 16 December 1984 at Las Vegas, Nevada.

A special thank you to Michael Rhodes of the Peerage News Blog for providing the details of the nuptials!

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