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Joan Elizabeth Rees-Williams
1 May 1936
Joan Elizabeth Rees-Williams, The Honourable Mrs Aitken (born 1 May 1936), is a Welsh socialite. She appeared on the British television series Question Time in 1979, and in the documentaries Biography (1987) and 50 Films to See Before You Die (2006).
She has three children from her first marriage, and gained at least eight stepchildren from her later marriages.
Marriages and children
She has been married four times.
She married Richard Harris in 1957, with whom she had three sons (Damian Harris, Jared Harris, and Jamie Harris). They divorced in 1969. Sir Rex Harrison was her second husband from 1971 to 1975. He had two sons (Noel Harrison and Carey Harrison) from two previous marriages. Rees-Williams wed Peter Michael Aitken in 1980 and divorced him in 1985. He has two sons from a prior relationship (James and Jason Aitken), and is the cousin of her current husband, Jonathan Aitken, whom she married on 25 June 2003. Jonathan already had three daughters and one son, (Alexandra Aitken, Victoria Aitken, Petrina Khashoggi, and William Aitken).
- Ridley, Yvonne (10 January 1999). "Family rallies round Aitken's secret Khashoggi love child". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 26 March 2010.
- Edwardes, Charlotte; Syal, Rajeev (12 August 2001). "Aitken children in fight to keep share of estate". The Daily Telegraph. London.