Before being estranged from her rich family, the aristocratic daughter of a former page to the Queen was a’highly gifted’ actress who ‘could have gone very far,’ according to a former classmate.
Constance Marten, Mark Gordon, and their newborn child have been missing for ten days after being spotted on foot exiting the M61 near Bolton on January 5 with their burning vehicle.
After the couple was observed in Harwich Port, Essex, and the East Ham Tube station in Newham, East London, the Metropolitan Police and the Essex Police joined the Greater Manchester Police in their search.
Officers are growing increasingly anxious for the well-being of the woman and child, who have not been examined by medical personnel since the birth.
Constance Marten (shown) was a’highly gifted’ actress who ‘could have gone very far’, according to a former classmate, until she became estranged from her rich family.
Ms. Marten and her companion, Mark Gordon, have been missing since the 5th of January, when their vehicle broke down and caught fire on the M61. The couple was observed fleeing the highway on foot with their infant.
Ms. Marten comes from a wealthy landowning family with ties to the Royal Family.
Her grandmother, Mary Anna Marten, was the late Queen Mother’s goddaughter, and her father, Napier Marten, was a page to Queen Elizabeth.
Before she got separated from her family, who had owned the Crichel estate in Dorset, Ms. Marten was a “It” girl in 2008, when she appeared on the Babe of the Month page of the fashion magazine Tatler.
The now-missing mother highlighted her fondness for the Swiss Alps and her charity work in Nepal during the conversation.
Ms. Marten (pictured) and her companion have been gone for ten days, despite many sightings, notably in Essex and East London.
On Saturday, January 7, at approximately 11.45 a.m., police published this photograph showing Constance Marten and Mark Gordon in front of East Ham station.
Before relocating to London and enrolling at East 15 theater school in Essex, she dabbled in journalism and received accolades for her photography while attending the University of Leeds.
An old acquaintance and classmate of the missing woman told The Sunday Times, ‘She was lovely, full of life, full of generosity, and incredibly gifted.’
She may have reached great heights. She had a great deal of talent.
Former classmates from Ms. Marten’s drama school in Essex, East 15, described her as a “very good actress” who “could have gone far.”
Saturday about 9:00 a.m., Ms. Marten was reportedly sighted covered in a crimson blanket near Harwich Port, Essex.
Who are Constance Marten’s ancestors?
Since January 5, Constance Marten and her partner Mark Gordon have been missing.
The police are concerned about her and her newborn child’s welfare, as they have not been examined by medical professionals.
Ms. Marten is the granddaughter of the late Queen Mother’s goddaughter, Mary Anna Marten.
Historically, the family owned the Crichel estate in Dorset.
The great-grandfather of Miss Marten was Captain Napier Sturt, the third and last Baron Alington.
Her father, Napier Marten, was a page to Queen Elizabeth and renounced the £115 million family estate, claiming that a voice in his head urged him to shave his head and move to Australia.
Toby Marten, a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy, and Mary Anna, the daughter and heiress of the third Baron Alington, were the parents of Napier Marten.
The Independent stated yesterday night that Mary Anna had intimate ties to the Royal Family, since she attended the Brownies group at Buckingham Palace alongside Princess Margaret.
Mrs. Marten received an OBE in 1980 and was appointed a trustee of the British Museum following a world-traveling archeological career. She passed away in 2010.
She inherited the expansive Crichel House estate from her father, who died in 1940 while serving on active duty in North Africa.
After Napier Marten relinquished his fortune and embarked on a global tour, the 5,000-acre estate was intended to pass to his eldest son Max, Constance’s younger brother.
In 2013, the home was purchased by the American millionaire Richard Chilton.
The course was supposedly paid for with money from a multimillion-pound trust held at C. Hoare & Co, the oldest private bank in the United Kingdom.
The Sunday Times said that the ‘excellent actress’ left the theater school in 2016 after a dispute with her course instructor, the same year she apparently began living with Mark Gordon in Ilford, East London.
Mr. Gordon, who was born in Birmingham and raised in Florida, returned to the United Kingdom in 2010.
Due to her relationship with Gordon, it is believed that Ms. Marten became separated from her family; nonetheless, she is said to still have access to her family’s funds.
According to the couple’s Ilford neighbors, they were “mysterious” and rarely seen in the garden or conversing with others.
According to the source, Marten had a few odd jobs, but Gordon was unemployed.
After being evicted from their Ilford house, the couple relocated to the Coldharbour Estate in southeast London.
In August of last year, however, following a court hearing, the couple was evicted for the second time for failing to pay rent and causing tens of thousands of pounds in property damage.
Between August and January of this year, it is unknown where they were residing.
Marten and Gordon were last seen leaving the East Ham station in East London around 11:45 on January 7.
Marten had been spotted earlier that day at Harwich Port and Colchester.
According to the Manchester Evening News, it is believed that the duo paid cash to travel first to Liverpool and then to Essex, maybe via cab.
Detective Superintendent Lewis Basford, who is conducting the investigation, stated, ‘It has been over a week since Constance and Mark’s car broke down on the M61, and we are growing increasingly worried not only for their well-being but also for the well-being of their newborn child.
Being on the move for a week with a newborn must be exhausting for new parents.
Please perform this act for your child. You would be unable of forgiving yourself if they fell ill. We only wish to assist you and your child.
The Metropolitan Police now leads the inquiry.
Last week, Detective Chief Inspector Rob Huddleston stated, “We are aware that some members of the public may view police involvement as unwelcome, and I would like to assure you that we do not wish to impose ourselves for any other reason than to ensure that the newborn baby is healthy.”
A police source told The Sunday Times that there was fear that the suspects’ access to a substantial sum of money through her family connections could allow them to avoid the authorities for an extended period of time.