03/02/1998 AT 12:00 AM EST

Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, 67, the British-based head of the banking dynasty, and the American-born Lady Rothschild, who was born Victoria Schott, after 25 years of marriage. No reasons for the break-up were given in their terse announcement. Earlier this week Sir Eveyln put the couple's $20 million apartment in London's Belgravia section up for sale.

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