The engagement was announced 18 September, 2006, between the Hon. Adam Mark Haslingden Russell (b. 1957), scion of the Barons Russell of Liverpool (cr. 1919), son of the Hon. Langley Gordon Haslingden Russell (d. 1975), by his wife the former Kiloran Margaret Howard (b. 1926), of Blandford, Dorset, scion of the Barons Strathcona & Mount Royal (and granddaughter maternally of the 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley, KG), & Ali R. Ward, daughter of the late Mr Barry Ward and Mrs Ward, of Ruddington, Nottinghamshire.