Arise Sir Jacob! Ex-Cabinet minister Rees-Mogg is joined by three of his six children as he formally receives his knighthood at Windsor Castle

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Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg today formally received his knighthood as the ex-Cabinet minister attended an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle.

The former business secretary, who served at the top level of Liz Truss’s and Boris Johnson’s governments, was made a Knight Commander of the British Empire by Princess Anne.

The North East Somerset MP was joined at the Royal residence by his wife Helena de Chair and three of his six children; Thomas, Mary and Peter.

Sir Jacob was among several Conservative MPs to be handed a knighthood in Mr Johnson’s resignation honours list earlier this year.

Former home secretary Dame Priti Patel also received her honour from Princess Anne at a Windsor Castle ceremony today.

Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg formally received his knighthood as the ex-Cabinet minister attended an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle

Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg formally received his knighthood as the ex-Cabinet minister attended an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle

He was joined at the Royal residence by his wife Helena de Chair and three of his six children; (left to right) Thomas, Mary and Peter

He was joined at the Royal residence by his wife Helena de Chair and three of his six children; (left to right) Thomas, Mary and Peter

The former business secretary, who served at the top level of Liz Truss's and Boris Johnson's governments, was made a Knight Commander of the British Empire by Princess Anne

The former business secretary, who served at the top level of Liz Truss’s and Boris Johnson’s governments, was made a Knight Commander of the British Empire by Princess Anne

Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg received his knighthood from Princess Anne
Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg received his knighthood from Princess Anne

Sir Jacob was among several Conservative MPs to be handed a knighthood in Mr Johnson’s resignation honours list earlier this year 

Sir Jacob and his wife have six children in total, also including Alfred, Anselm and Sixtus

Sir Jacob and his wife have six children in total, also including Alfred, Anselm and Sixtus 

Sir Jacob served as leader of the House of Commons and Brexit opportunities minister in Mr Johnson's administration, before becoming business secretary under Ms Truss

Sir Jacob served as leader of the House of Commons and Brexit opportunities minister in Mr Johnson’s administration, before becoming business secretary under Ms Truss

From one to Sixtus! The Rees-Mogg children 

Jacob Rees-Mogg and his wife Helena de Chair have six children together.

Their brood consists of:

– Peter Theodore Alphege Rees-Mogg

– Mary Anne Charlotte Emma Rees-Mogg

– Thomas Wentworth Somerset Dunstan Rees-Mogg

– Alfred Wulfric Leyson Pius Rees-Mogg

– Anselm Charles Fitzwilliam Rees-Mogg

– Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher Rees-Mogg

The family live together in the 17th-century Gournay Court, a Grade II-listed country house, in the MP’s Somerset constituency.

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Sir Jacob served as leader of the House of Commons and Brexit opportunities minister in Mr Johnson’s administration.

He then became business secretary during Ms Truss’s short tenure as PM.

Sir Jacob resigned from Government in October last year when Rishi Sunak replaced Ms Truss in No10. 

Since then he has joined TV channel GB News where he fronts his own show, titled ‘Jacob Rees-Mogg’s State of the Nation’.

Sir Jacob and his wife have six children, also including Alfred, Anselm and Sixtus.

He has previously revealed he’d like to have a seventh child but admitted Helena ‘is not so keen’.

The couple last had a child in 2017, with the arrival of son Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher.

The other children’s full names are Alfred Wulfric Leyson Pius, Thomas Wentworth Somerset Dunstan, Peter Theodore Alphege, Anselm Charles Fitzwilliam and Mary Anne Charlotte Emma Rees-Mogg.

Despite having so many children, Sir Jacob has previously revealed that he has never changed a nappy.

He ruled himself out from running to replace Theresa May as PM in 2019 by saying he had too many children to do the job.

He admitted taking charge of No10 would be ‘very difficult’ because he is a ‘family man’.

The Rees-Mogg family live together in the 17th-century Gournay Court, a Grade II-listed country house, in the MP’s Somerset constituency.

They also have a central London residence.

In 2018, some of the Rees-Mogg children were caught up in a demonstration by activists from the ‘Class War’ group outside their Westminster home.

A veteran protester was filmed haranguing Sir Jacob over his employment of a nanny.

He also addressed the politician’s children, telling them: ‘Your daddy is a totally horrible person. Lots of people don’t like your daddy, you know that?

‘He’s probably not told you that. Lots of people hate him.’ 

The protest was widely criticised by MPs from all parties.

Sir Jacob and his wife were photographed at Lord's earlier this summer as they watched the Ashes series between England and Australia

Sir Jacob and his wife were photographed at Lord’s earlier this summer as they watched the Ashes series between England and Australia

The Rees-Mogg family live together in the 17th-century Gournay Court, a Grade II-listed country house, in the MP's Somerset constituency

The Rees-Mogg family live together in the 17th-century Gournay Court, a Grade II-listed country house, in the MP’s Somerset constituency

In 2018, some of the Rees-Mogg children were caught up in a demonstration by activists from the 'Class War' group outside their Westminster home

In 2018, some of the Rees-Mogg children were caught up in a demonstration by activists from the ‘Class War’ group outside their Westminster home

Sir Jacob has previously revealed he'd like to have a seventh child but admitted Helena 'is not so keen'

Sir Jacob has previously revealed he’d like to have a seventh child but admitted Helena ‘is not so keen’

Sir Jacob's nanny, Veronica Crook, has worked for the family for more than half-a-century

Sir Jacob’s nanny, Veronica Crook, has worked for the family for more than half-a-century

Sir Jacob often refers to his family during his GB News show and, in August this year, he was quizzed by his son Alfred on the programme.

The youngster asked his father whether he enjoyed working from home, after Sir Jacob had filmed an episode from inside his own property.

Sir Jacob’s nanny, Veronica Crook, has worked for the family for more than half-a-century.

She was initially hired by his parents in 1965 after the birth of their second daughter Charlotte, to look after his sisters before Sir Jacob was even born.

Veronica once famously helped with Sir Jacob’s unsuccessful camaign to be elected Central Fife MP at the 1997 general election.

Sir Jacob and Helena were reported to have taken Veronica out to dinner at Wilton’s in Mayfair last year as she celebrated her 80th birthday.

Sir Jacob’s father was William Rees-Mogg, a long-serving editor of The Times newspaper.

He attended Eton College and then Oxford University, where he became president of the Oxford University Conservative Association.

Sir Jacob worked in investment banking prior to becoming a politician and set up his own fund management firm, known as Somerset Capital Management.

He and his wife are estimated to enjoy a wealth of more than £100million.

Sir Jacob took an interest in investing at an early age and went along to the annual general meeting of the now-defunct General Electric Company as a shareholder at the age of 12.

After he appeared on BBC radio to speak about his attendance at the 1981 meeting, the young Sir Jacob later wrote to the broadcaster to ask to be paid £18 for the interview.

He was first elected as MP for North East Somerset in 2010.

He rose to prominence due to his appearance and manner of speaking, which saw him dubbed the ‘Honourable Member for the 18th century’ in the House of Commons.

Sir Jacob was chair of the European Research Group of Tory Brexiteers between 2018 and 2019, as MPs engaged in fierce battles over the UK’s exit from the EU.

His most committed fans have previously launched a ‘Moggmentum’ campaign in support of Sir Jacob.




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