In 1971, Kate was engaged to George Ion Eric Harris, an Irish bloodstock agent whom she met in Maryland on a fox-hunting trip, while visiting friends. They were married three years later, in 1974.
Kate and George’s wedding at St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York — September 21, 1974
Kate and George spent the first few years of their marriage living in London, but returned to America in 1975 at the time of Harry’s death — agreeing to become the stewards of High Acres Farm, splitting their time between Vermont and New York.
Kate and George had two children together: Jonathan Jennings (born in 1979), and Amanda Havemeyer (born in 1982).
The family split its time between New York City (where Jonathan and Amanda attended school, George ran his business, and where Kate could be involved with the MET Opera) and High Acres Farm (where they spent their vacations).
Kate’s husband, George, with Amanda and Jonathan
In 1996, Kate and George ended their marriage, leaving Kate as the sole steward of High Acres Farm — assisted by Frank Galipeau, its longtime caretaker.
Kate’s surprise sixtieth birthday party at High Acres Farm