Who is Constance Marten's family? | The SunMarch 1, 2023
THE search for missing aristocrat Constance Marten, along with her boyfriend and baby, took a shocking turn after Marten and her lover were found in Brighton, without the child.
Marten is from a family of rich landowners. This is what we know about them.
Napier Marten (Father)
Constance’s father Napier Marten reportedly served as the late Queen’s page in the past, and his other connections to the royals are numerous.
Napier became heir to the family's £115 million fortune, and attended Eton for his education.
He gave up his fortune for a life in Australia.
He married Virginie de Selliers in 1986 and the couple had four children together, of which Constance is the oldest.
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He left his family when Constance was just nine.
Napier and Virginie are now divorced.
Virginie de Selliers (Mother)
Virginie de Selliers currently works as a psychotherapist specialising in trauma, family therapy and grief, with private practices in Shaftesbury and Notting Hill.
She sent an open letter in February 2023 in which she encouraged her daughter to return.
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In the letter, she said: "You are not alone in this situation. We will support you in whatever way we can.
"I know you well enough; you are focused, intelligent, passionate and complex with so much to offer the world. So many of your friends have come forward to say such positive things about you, assuring us of their warmest love and support for you and your family.
"You have made choices in your personal adult life which have proven to be challenging, however I respect them, I know that you want to keep your precious new-born child at all costs."
Maximilian Marten (Brother)
Maximilian is one of Constance's younger brothers.
He married a jewellery designer in August 2021 at York House in Richmond.
Tobias Marten (Brother)
Tobias is the youngest of Napier and Virginie's children.
His last known occupation was running a tree care firm with his father.
Mary Anna Marten & Toby Marten (Grandparents)
Mary Anna Marten, was the goddaughter of the late Queen Mother and a trustee of the British Museum.
Upon the death of her father, Baron Alington in active service in the RAF in 1940, Mary Anna inherited the Crichel House Estate in Dorset.
She died in January 2010 at the age of 80.
Toby Marten was a lieutenant commander in the Royal Navy with further close links to the royals.
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Toby and Mary married in November 1949.
He was an equerry to George VI, and the marriage was attended by George VI, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret. He died in 1997.
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