Victoria Aitken
Former wife of Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer
Victoria Aitken
Victoria Aitken, née Lockwood is a British former fashion model and the first wife of Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, the younger brother of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Biography
Victoria Aitken's personal information overview.
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WATCH: Scenes From Stillman's Damsels In Distress Become Aitken's 'Weekend Lover' Music Video
Movie Line - over 4 years
Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress is about to get some additional international mileage thanks to the release of the  official video for Victoria Aitken's "Weekend Lover."  The video for the song — whic hit No. 10 on the U.K. dance charts and is now catching fire in Germany — is composed entirely of scenes from Stillman's movie about a group of trend-setting women (led by Greta Gerwig) at a boorish East-coast college whose romantic entanglements upend their friendship and their lives. ("Weekend Lover" is featured on the soundtrack of  Damsels in Distress, which was released on DVD at the end of July.) "It's weird how the story I tell in my song fits his film almost exactly," Aitken told Movieline. "My song is about me as a damsel in distress." The singer/songwriter, who is the daughter of former Conservative British Parliament member Jonathan Aitken,  wrote the track after a phone call with "You're Beautiful" singer James Blunt during which she complained about the state of her l ...
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Eric Clapton's girl hires dad to sing at her wedding for 150 guests - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
But last night Victoria Aitken was celebrating another first after her song, Weekend Lover, was used on the soundtrack of Oscar-nominated filmmaker Whit Stillman's latest movie Damsels In Distress. Rap artist Victoria, lively daughter of former Tory
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Victoria Aitken - 20 Minuten Online
Google News - over 5 years
Jetzt stürmt Victoria Aitken die deutschen und britischen Dance-Charts. Mehr High Society geht kaum: Victoria Aitken ist in Lausanne geboren, besuchte in Villars Nobelinternate, sie ist die Patentochter von Johannes von Thurn und Taxis,
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The Remix; Petro Dollies
NYTimes - over 10 years
Who cares about a few Hiltons when your daddy owns the Ritz? Even New York's slickest socialites -- Tinsley who? -- have nothing on the oil heiresses of the Middle East. These Pan-Arab ''It'' girls don't borrow private jets to shuttle from Riyadh to the Riviera; they own them. That, and jewels, homes and haute couture on a monumental scale. But
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Victoria Aitken
    FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 44
    Jonathan Aitken relapsed into addiction in 2009, and the couple split.
    More Details Hide Details Following the end of her second marriage, Aitken began a relationship with James Clinch, a British former lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, of the Queen's Regiment. Jonathan claimed his ex-wife's involvement with Clinch had led to the breakup of their marriage. Clinch accused Aitken of threatening to kill him, and applied for a restraining order. In return, Aitken launched a £250,000 damages claim against Clinch for breaking up his marriage. Aitken's relationship with Clinch is reportedly over.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 38
    She then began a relationship with ex-model Jonathan Aitken, which resulted in the birth of her fifth child, Samuel in 2003. She reportedly credited Aitken, a former addict himself, with helping to get her own life back on track. They married in 2005.
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  • 2002
    Age 37
    After the breakup, Aitken had a four-year relationship with pharmacist Guy Wood, which ended in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Her battle with addiction continued well after the marriage, and she attended weekly recovery meetings to prevent relapses. She also worked as a part-time counsellor in a Cape Town drug and alcohol recovery clinic.
  • 1997
    Age 32
    The marriage fell apart after of string of revelations of affairs by Earl Spencer and ended in divorce in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details The divorce proceedings were conducted in South African courts, where she was granted a £1.8 million settlement. Spencer returned to take charge of the family's Althorp estate, while Aitken remained and raised the children in the wealthy Cape Town suburb of Constantia.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Age 0
    She was born Catherine Victoria Lockwood in 1965 and worked as a fashion model. Victoria Lockwood married Charles Spencer, Viscount Althorp in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details The pair had known each other for six weeks prior to becoming engaged. The wedding, conducted by Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, was an elaborate affair, with Lord Althorp's nephew Prince Harry of Wales as a pageboy. Lord Althorp succeeded his father as Earl Spencer in 1992, at which point Victoria became Countess Spencer. They have four children: She suffered from eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse during her marriage. The couple moved with their four children to South Africa in 1995 to avoid the media.
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