Lewis married Kitty Spencer in Rome this past weekend, making him the first Jewish person to join the royal family.
Lady Kitty Spencer arrives at St George’s Chapel for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.(photo credit: GARETH FULLER/POOL VIA REUTERS)
Jewish billionaire Michael Lewis, 61, has married Lady Kitty Spencer, 30, niece of the late Princess Diana.
Lewis was born in South Africa and has an estimated net worth of £80 million ($110 m.). He is the chairman of the South African listed Foschini Group.
In 2011, his family donated £3 m. ($4.1 m.) to Oxford University to fund the position of a professor of Israel Studies. He previously served as the chairman of ProChon Biotech Ltd., an Israeli biotech company he founded, according to Business Insider.
British media reported in early 2020 that Lady Spencer was converting to Judaism for her betrothed. Friends of the couple reported that she was taking preparatory classes at the time. She has been seen attending synagogue with Lewis.
The two were wed in Rome this past weekend. Lewis will be the first Jewish member of the royal family. Previous members who have joined via marriage have been baptized into the Church of England, such as Meghan Markle.