Rich British aristocrat “interviewing” for new, young wife

Sir Benjamin Slade and Maunsel House (credit: Twitter, maunselhouse.co.uk)

Lock up your daughters! A two-castle-owning, 70-year-old, nominal member of the British aristocracy is looking for a wife.

Described by the Daily Mail as the aristocracy’s most colorful singleton, Sir Benjamin Slade, a baronet, is a member of the lowest titled British order which is defined as “with the status of a commoner but able to use the prefix “Sir.””

The multi-millionaire has reportedly split from his most recent partner, and told the Daily Mail, “she is 50, so too old to have children.” His previous girlfriend, he explained, “went off with my handyman in 2011, but was already showing signs of madness.”

Now the baronet, who lives at the 13th-century Maunsel House — where Chaucer wrote part of The Canterbury Tales — is, in his own words, “interviewing hard.”

“I have had a few proposals, but sometimes the women are past their sell-by date and have been over the guns a few times.”

[Daily Mail]