Matthew Rupert Freud MP

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Immediate Family

    • Elisabeth
    • Charlotte
    • Minor Child
    • George Rupert
    • Jonah
    • June
    • Emma
    • Nicola
    • Cornelia
    • Anna

About Matthew Rupert Freud

Matthew Freud (born 2 November 1963) is head of Freud Communications, an international public relations firm in the United Kingdom.

Freud is the son of June Flewett and the late writer Sir Clement Freud, his sister is television interviewer Emma Freud. His great-grandfather is Sigmund Freud and he is doubly related to the 'father' of public relations, Edward Bernays, whose father was Sigmund Freud's brother-in-law (the brother of Sigmund Freud's wife) and whose mother was Sigmund Freud's sister. He is the nephew of the late artist Lucian Freud and (by former marriage) of the late writer Lady Caroline Blackwood, and his cousins include fashion designer Bella Freud, novelists Susie Boyt and Esther Freud.

He was educated at Westminster School and was excluded in his third year, whereupon he briefly attended Pimlico Comprehensive.

Freud's first wife was Caroline Hutton with whom he had two sons: George Rupert Freud and Jonah Henry Freud. Caroline subsequently married the 9th Earl Spencer, brother of Diana, Princess of Wales.

His second wife is Elisabeth Murdoch, second daughter of media magnate Rupert Murdoch head of News Corporation. When the couple began dating (while working as colleagues), she was pregnant with a second child by her first husband and business partner, Elkin Pianim (the son of Ghanaian financial and political mogul, Kwame Pianim). The couple married in August 2001 at Blenheim Palace. They have two children, Charlotte Emma Freud, born in 2000, and Samson Murdoch Freud, born in 2007.