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Teen niece of Zac Goldsmith and Jemima Khan dies in ‘quad bike crash’

Financier Ben Goldsmith and banking heiress Kate Rothschild are said to be “united in grief” following the d..

By admin , in England , at July 10, 2019

Financier Ben Goldsmith and banking heiress Kate Rothschild are said to be "united in grief" following the death of their 15-year-old daughter in a "quad bike accident".

Iris Annabel Goldsmith, one of three children of Mr Goldsmith and his former wife Ms Rothschild, died at their family farm in the village of North Brewham, Somerset on Monday, according to reports.

The teenager is the niece of Tory MP Zac Goldsmith and documentary producer Jemima Khan, the former wife of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Image: Ben Goldsmith and Kate Rothschild were married in 2003

Police and ambulance crews were called to the address at around 3.15pm, and a report into the death – which is not being treated as suspicious – is being prepared for the coroner.

South Western Ambulance Service said it was called to attend an "incident involving a vehicle" – described by The Times as a "cross between a quad bike and a Jeep" – and sent an air ambulance, a critical care team, a land ambulance and two other paramedics to the scene.


One neighbour said the death of the 15-year-old – who had reportedly been riding the vehicle with a friend – had left the small community "devastated".

He told the Daily Mail "the whole village has been affected" by the tragedy, which a family friend said had left the two parents "numbed to their core".

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"Iris was a complete firecracker – an absolute delight," they told the newspaper.

"Everyone in the family loved her to bits. She was beautiful, charming, intelligent, wonderful company and absolutely the loveliest person you could meet.

Iris Annabel Goldsmith, pictured in 2009
Image: Iris Annabel Goldsmith, pictured in 2009

"Ben and Kate are completely devastated. They are numbed to their core and united in their grief. Iris captured the charm of Ben and the sense of Bohemian charisma of Kate. All the family are rallying round Ben and Kate."

The former couple – who have two sons, Frank, 13, and Isaac, 11 – are worth hundreds of millions of pounds and hail from two of the most powerful families in the UK.

Jemima Khan on her way to  protest against a visit by  President Musharraf during a demonstration outside Downing Street
Image: Jemima Khan is the former wife of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

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