An aristocrat has been charged with sending racially aggravated messages directed at Brexit court campaigner Gina Miller.
Rhodri Colwyn Philipps, 50, from Knightsbridge, was charged on Tuesday with sending malicious communications with racially aggravated factors, the Metropolitan Police said.
Philipps, the 4th Viscount St Davids, is known as a keen polo player. He also holds the titles Lord Strange of Knockin, Lord Hungerford, and Lord de Moleyns.
He once owned a sprawling property in West Sussex known as Strange Place. He is part of one of the oldest aristocratic families in Wales, whose ancestors can be dated back to the Normans. Members of his family have served as MPs and have sat in the Lords.
Ms Miller, 51, complained of receiving a series of racist messages following her decision to spearhead the legal challenge, which resulted in an historic Supreme Court defeat for the Government over Brexit in January.
The Guyana-born mother of three became the face of the first successful legal battle against Brexit, but said in a radio interview that it had resulted in her becoming "apparently the most hated woman in Britain".
Ms Miller has previously said that she has had to spend £60,000 on security after receiving threats, but they did not deter her from pursuing the Brexit case.
She argued the UK would be deprived of important, constitutional rights if Article 50 was triggered, such as the right to free movement, free movement of goods, and the right to freedom of services across Europe.
Philipps was arrested by officers from the Met's Operation Falcon on January 25 after a complaint was received concerning alleged threats made online against a 51-year-old woman. He has been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on April 4.