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Colin Christopher Paget Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner (born 1 December 1926 ) is a Scottish noble, and the current holder of the title Baron Glenconner. He is the nephew of Edward Wyndham Tennant and Stephen Tennant, and the brother of novelist Emma Tennant.

The Heir Apparent is the present holder's grandson the Hon. Cody Charles Edward Tennant (b. 2 February 1994). He is the son of Hon. Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant (1957-1996), eldest son of the third Baron.

Before Colin Tennant had succeeded to the Peerage, he had been a great traveller, most notably in Indiamarker and the West Indiesmarker. He was a close friend of Princess Margaret, to whom his wife was a lady-in-waiting, and an avid socialite. In 1958, he bought the Island of Mustiquemarker in The Grenadinesmarker for $45,000.


He built a new village for the island's inhabitants, planted coconut palms, vegetables and fruit and developed the fisheries.

In 1960 the British Royal yacht Britanniamarker was sailing the Caribbeanmarker with newlyweds Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon on board. The royal couple went ashore on Mustiquemarker to accept a wedding gift from Lord Tennant, a plot of land, where Princess Margaret was to build her holiday retreat "Les Jolies Eaux.

The cost of running Mustiquemarker depleted Glenconner's family fortune and he took on business partners. Eventually, he went into exile on St. Luciamarker, where he ran for many years the "Bang Between the Pitons" restaurant (now sold to the adjacent Jalousie Plantation hotel).


In 2000 a documentary by Joseph Bullman was made about Baron Glenconner, entitled The Man Who Bought Mustique. It chronicled the Baron's first visit back to Mustique since his exile.

The Baron and his wife, Lady Anne Coke, currently divide their time between their house on St. Luciamarker and their home in Englandmarker.

Together with his daughter May and her husband Anton, Baron Glenconner is currently developing the Beau Estate property between the Pitons.


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