Who Is Kwasi Kwarteng’s Wife Harriet Edwards? All About Her

(Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

Kwasi Kwarteng is a British politician currently serving as the Chancellor of the Exchequer after being appointed to the position by the newly elected Prime Minister, Liz Truss, on 6th September. He previously served in the Boris Johnson administration as the Secretary of State at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Kwarteng is a member of the Conservative Party and has been a Member of Parliament for Spelthorne in northern Surrey since 2010.

He was born on 26th May 1975 in East London to Ghanaian parents who came to the UK as students in the 1960s. His father is Alfred K. Kwarteng, a Commonwealth Secretariat economist, and his mother is Charlotte Boaitey-Kwarteng, a barrister. 

Kwasi Kwarteng and his wife Harriet Edwards share one daughter

Kwasi Kwarteng is currently married to Harriet Edwards. Kwarteng proposed to Harriet in 2019 at her mother’s house in Derbyshire. He confirmed the proposal rumors: “We’re very happy… we had thought we’d let friends know gently over the course of the week but, now it’s a story.” The couple tied the knot seven months later, in December 2019.

Harriet, reportedly in her 30s, attended The Cheltenham Ladies’ College, along with other big names, including Amber Rudd, Amanda Wakeley, and Mary Archer. She later graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, in History and Modern Languages.

After graduating, she began working for auctioneers Christie’s in Geneva, Switzerland. She worked for USB Investment Bank in New York, and after qualifying as a solicitor, she worked as a senior associate at the accountancy firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers. 

There, she specialized in advising individuals and families about succession planning and asset protection, particularly in family-owned businesses. She then became a senior solicitor at the accounting firm KPMG, where she works to date.

Kwasi and Harriet have a daughter together named Ida, who was born in October 2021. Kwasi is intensely private and avoids putting his personal life in the public eye. The couple has not shared any photos of their daughter online. 

Kwasi was previously involved with Amber Rudd

He dated former Home Secretary Amber Rudd. She served in the role in Theresa May’s government from July 2016 to April 2018. 

The relationship was confirmed to be over by Amber during an interview with the Belfast Telegraph in March 2018. When asked about her relationship status, Rudd stated she was single.

You may also like...