Sienna Miller caused a stir this week when she was spotted holding hands with rambunctious BFF Archie Keswick, nine months after she split from her fiancé.
The couple have known each other for years, but looked particularly cozy as they strolled through the streets of New York on Monday.
It’s easy to see what Sienna, 39, might see in Archie, a father of two who was once named one of the “50 Most Fit Men in the World” by Tatler magazine.
Tall, dark and handsome Old Etonian is the son of Simon Keswick, former director of the multi-billion pound conglomerate Jardine Matheson, owner of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.
The family has a private fortune of £6.35 billion, according to the Sunday Times Rich List, and owns an 18,000-acre estate in Angus.
Good friends, or something more? Sienna Miller caused a stir this week when she was spotted holding hands with rambunctious BFF Archie Keswick, nine months after splitting from her fiancé
The Keswicks have controlled Jardine Matheson for five generations.
Now the group’s interests range from prime real estate and brands in Hong Kong, including the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, to Vietnam’s largest dairy producer.
Described by Tatler as a “demon on the tennis court” who loves house music, Archie is the son of Simon and Emma Chetwode, daughter of Major George David Chetwode and Lady Willa Elliot-Murray-Kynynmoun.
Like his father, Archie was educated at Eton. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Edinburgh.
Despite Archie and his siblings—he has one brother, Ben, who is president of Jardine Matheson, and two sisters, Willa and Poppy—despite coming from a billionaire family, they have come to see the value of hard work.
“He’s the most incredible person in the world, but he’s just not the kind that spends money,” Willa said of her father in a 2011 interview with the Evening Standard to announce the opening of her Notting Hill store, The Village Bicycle, to promote. .
Lots to offer: A father of two, Archie was once named one of the “50 Most Fit Men in the World” by Tatler magazine. Pictured, with ex-girlfriend Hannah Sandling in 2003
Model looks good: In 2010, he had met his future wife, model Alice Rugge-Price, pictured. The couple married the following year and are parents to two girls
Hard work: Archie’s sister Willa, pictured, revealed how the siblings had to have ‘summer jobs’ and ‘work in pubs’ as they grew up learning the value of hard work
“When I was growing up, my siblings and I all had summer jobs and we worked in cafes. He raised us to inoculate and to get to where he is now, he also vaccinated.’
Standing alongside Lady Mary Charteris and Pearl Lowe, Willa had a failed career as a nightclub owner — the eponymous Willa’s — before transitioning into retail, though the shop has since closed.
Around the same time, Archie, who joined the Jardine Matheson group in 2007, was based in London, where he dated TV personality Hannah Sadling.
Manager: Archie’s father, Simon
In 2010, he had met his future wife, model Alice Rugge-Price, who once posed wearing only a strategically placed pair of oven mitts for the photographer son of MP Nicholas Soames.
The couple got engaged on New Year’s Eve 2010 and tied the knot the following year. They share two daughters.
The first days of their marriage were spent in Hong Kong and Vietnam, where Alice, who was educated in Marlborough and Central Saint Martins, designed for Japanese denim label Evisu before starting her own brand Wondaland.
Alice and Archie are thought to split up in 2019 – the year he appeared on Tatler’s ‘most eligible’ list – with Alice revealing in an October 2020 interview that she was living in an apartment with her two daughters in an exclusive part. of Hong Kong lived.
Alice now works as an interior designer and has returned to the UK.
She shares photos of her beautiful interior projects on an Instagram account, followed by figures from society including Savannah Miller, Cressida Bonas and Princess Beatrice’s husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.
Award: Jardine Matheson owns the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. Pictured, the Mandarin Oriental London
As for Archie, his social media remains private and it is unknown where he spends most of his time. His brother Ben has a similar approach to privacy and has never allowed a media interview.
However, it appears that the businessman is willing to risk the media’s gaze to be seen with Sienna, who shares a nine-year-old daughter with actor ex Tom Sturridge.
The couple have been friends since the 2000s. Archie’s name came up in the News of the World phone hacking scandal in which he was described as the actress’ “close friend.”