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Lady India Hicks, 54, marries her partner of 26 years David Flint Wood

Prince Charles’ goddaughter Lady India Hicks has married David Flint Wood,  her partner of 26 years in a star-studded ceremony Brightwell Baldwin Parish Church in Oxfordshire.

The granddaughter of Earl Mountbatten, 54, who was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, wore a turtle neck wedding dress complete with ivory tull and lace and an A-line skirt for the big day.

She completed the look with a classic pair of white satin shoes, a lace veil and simple drop pearl earrings as many stars watched on including jazz singer Jamie Cullum and his wife former model Sophie Dahl – granddaughter of legendary writer Roald.

Prince Charles ‘ goddaughter Lady India Hicks has married David Flint Wood, her partner of 26 years in a star-studded ceremony Brightwell Baldwin Parish Church in Oxfordshire

All five children - Wesley, 24, Felix, 24, Amory, 22, Conrad, 18, and Domino, 13 - were in attendance today. The couple's sons are pictured

All five children – Wesley, 24, Felix, 24, Amory, 22, Conrad, 18, and Domino, 13 – were in attendance today. The couple’s sons are pictured

The philanthropist had long insisted she had no plans to marry the former advertising executive, even after five children together, but revealed her change of heart on Instagram on 28th November.

All five children – Wesley, 24, Felix, 24, Amory, 22, Conrad, 18, and Domino, 13 – were in attendance today

The couple also adopted a young Bahamian, Wesley after his waitress mother died of cancer. 

The bride’s mother, Lady Pamela Hicks, who was herself a royal bridesmaid at the Queen’s 1947 wedding, also joined in the festivities sporting a navy blue silk shirt dress and hat. She joined in a wheelchair.

The newlyweds! Lady India and David are joined by India's mother Lady Hicks, their daughter Domino and their bridemaids and page boys

The newlyweds! Lady India and David are joined by India’s mother Lady Hicks, their daughter Domino and their bridemaids and page boys

She completed the look with a classic pair of white satin shoes, a lace veil and simple drop pearl earrings as many stars watched on including jazz singer Jamie Cullum and his wife former model Sophie Dahl - granddaughter of legendary writer Roald.

She completed the look with a classic pair of white satin shoes, a lace veil and simple drop pearl earrings as many stars watched on including jazz singer Jamie Cullum and his wife former model Sophie Dahl – granddaughter of legendary writer Roald.

The bride's mother, Lady Pamela Hicks, who was herself a royal bridesmaid at the Queen's 1947 wedding, also joined in the festivities sporting a navy blue silk shirt dress and hat. She joined in a wheelchair

The bride’s mother, Lady Pamela Hicks, who was herself a royal bridesmaid at the Queen’s 1947 wedding, also joined in the festivities sporting a navy blue silk shirt dress and hat. She joined in a wheelchair

 Meanwhile, the groom opted for a classic grey suit with a blue spotted tie which coordinated with all four of his sons.

Only daughter Domino reflected her mother’s good style in a white roll neck bridesmaid’s dress, joining the flower boys and girls in the idyllic countryside setting.

Yesterday, the bride shared images of a series of six tents being decorated with swaths of greenery as she gave a  glimpse at her enormous seating plan as she posted on Instagram ahead of the big day.

Family! The bride and groom are joined by their five children, the bride's mother,and their flower girls and page boys

Family! The bride and groom are joined by their five children, the bride’s mother,and their flower girls and page boys

Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum were among the guests and the star-studded ceremony in Oxfordshire

Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum were among the guests and the star-studded ceremony in Oxfordshire

Green and glam! Lady India is pictured speaking to her mother at the glamorous event today

Green and glam! Lady India is pictured speaking to her mother at the glamorous event today

The granddaughter of Earl Mountbatten, 54, who was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, wore a turtle neck wedding dress complete with ivory tull and lace and an A-line skirt for the big day

The granddaughter of Earl Mountbatten, 54, who was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, wore a turtle neck wedding dress complete with ivory tull and lace and an A-line skirt for the big day

Stunning model Sophie Dahl - granddaughter of legendary writer Roald Dahl - attended the wedding with her husband Jamie Cullum

Stunning model Sophie Dahl – granddaughter of legendary writer Roald Dahl – attended the wedding with her husband Jamie Cullum

The groom opted for a classic grey suit with a blue spotted tie which coordinated with all four of his sons

The groom opted for a classic grey suit with a blue spotted tie which coordinated with all four of his sons

Lady India had earlier announced the news the wedding was this week by sharing a sweet throwback image of her and her fiance to her Instagram page.

She revealed the photos were taken by David Loftus, who will also be snapping her wedding.

‘This time next week I will be married. MARRIED!’ she wrote.

‘Neither of us have ever been married before so we are both quite excited’.

She also shared how her youngest child Domino, 13, excitedly told her teacher of the upcoming nuptials.

‘”My Mother is getting married” Domino was telling her teacher. “How lovely, who is she marrying?'”the teacher asked. “My father'”came the reply,’ she added on Instagram.

In December she revealed that pair were meant to have a winter wedding but put plans on hold after revealing the romance 'dipped' while trying to plan the big day in-line with Covid-19 restrictions

In December she revealed that pair were meant to have a winter wedding but put plans on hold after revealing the romance ‘dipped’ while trying to plan the big day in-line with Covid-19 restrictions

Guests at the wedding opted for trendy blue tones and designer loafers. Left: A guest arrives in Gucci

Guests at the wedding opted for trendy blue tones and designer loafers. Left: A guest arrives in Gucci

The wedding took place at the Brightwell Baldwin Parish Church in Oxfordshire (pictured) with the reception at the Lord Nelson pub

The wedding took place at the Brightwell Baldwin Parish Church in Oxfordshire (pictured) with the reception at the Lord Nelson pub

In December she revealed that pair were meant to have a winter wedding but put plans on hold after revealing the romance  ‘dipped’ while trying to plan the big day in-line with Covid-19 restrictions.

‘Today I should be David’s wife. Yesterday we were meant to get married,’ she explained at the time.

‘Way back in early September we set the date for our tiny wedding. We sent out invitations, designed dresses, and debated vows (to obey or not to obey?) But as the weeks past the romance did slightly slip away. 

‘I think the crunch came when our priest told us we could not have hymns that might be hummable – hummable hymns are not Covid protocol. And so we will wait a little while longer, which is OK because we’ve already waited 25 years.’ 

India  is the daughter of Lady Pamela Mountbattenand interior designer David Hicks, she has been with David for 26 years

India  is the daughter of Lady Pamela Mountbattenand interior designer David Hicks, she has been with David for 26 years

Well-heeled guests are pictured arriving at the wedding in their best dress to watch the society ceremony of the year

Guest are pictured at the weddding

Well-heeled guests are pictured arriving at the wedding in their best dress to watch the society ceremony of the year

The bride hugs a guest arriving at the wedding. The small ceremony including the couple's five children

The bride hugs a guest arriving at the wedding. The small ceremony including the couple’s five children 

It came just weeks after the pair announced their engagement.

In a photo of the two of them together, she wrote: ‘David and I are getting married.

‘Five children and 25 years later! We quietly decided a few months ago. A celebration of unflinching love. Until death do us part.’

She told the Daily Mail: ‘After months and months of lockdown, many people were ready to kill each other – we were ready to get married.’

Mrs Flint Wood and her husband, 60, a former Saatchi & Saatchi executive, moved to the Bahamas in 1996 and have built and restored four houses and a hotel there.

Only daughter Domino ( second left)  reflected her mother's good style in a white roll neck bridesmaid's dress, joining the flower boys and girls in the idyllic countryside setting

Only daughter Domino ( second left)  reflected her mother’s good style in a white roll neck bridesmaid’s dress, joining the flower boys and girls in the idyllic countryside setting

India and her husband, 60, a former Saatchi & Saatchi executive, moved to the Bahamas in 1996 and have built and restored four houses and a hotel there.

India and her husband, 60, a former Saatchi & Saatchi executive, moved to the Bahamas in 1996 and have built and restored four houses and a hotel there.

India is seen arriving at the wedding holding a bouquet and accompanied by two of her four sons

India is seen arriving at the wedding holding a bouquet and accompanied by two of her four sons

India is pictured with her son Wesley, 24, who she adopted in the Bahamas. They are seen arriving

India is pictured with her son Wesley, 24, who she adopted in the Bahamas. They are seen arriving 

Keeping it cool: Some guests opted for a decidedly more casual look pairing white trainers with a suit

Keeping it cool: Some guests opted for a decidedly more casual look pairing white trainers with a suit

Gorgeous in green! One guest sported a green silk number to watch the well-heeled pair tie the knot

Gorgeous in green! One guest sported a green silk number to watch the well-heeled pair tie the knot

India is the daughter of Lady Pamela Mountbattenand interior designer David Hicks.

She was educated at £40,000-a-year Gordonstoun, near Elgin, Scotland, until she was expelled for inviting boys to her room.

Despite her family and royal connections, the socialite has worked to earn her keep. Originally a model, she became a designer and businesswoman, launching a luxury lifestyle business before closing it last year.

She said she enjoyed having more time for her children. the newlywed was one of the five bridesmaids at the 1981 wedding of Diana and Charles, who is her godfather and second cousin.

Arriving in style: Mother-of-the-bride Lady India Hicks looked elegant as she sported a blue silk dress for her daughter's long-awaited big day

Arriving in style: Mother-of-the-bride Lady India Hicks looked elegant as she sported a blue silk dress for her daughter’s long-awaited big day

Excited: India looked delighted to be finally trying the knot as she arrived at the ceremony in style

Excited: India looked delighted to be finally trying the knot as she arrived at the ceremony in style

Classic: India arrived at the wedding in a classic Mercedes car on a beautiful summer's day

Classic: India arrived at the wedding in a classic Mercedes car on a beautiful summer’s day

She had been on holiday in the Bahamas aged 13 when the prince phoned and personally asked her to take on the role.

‘I had to practise,’ she later recalled. ‘It was during these rehearsals I got to know Diana, whom I first met at a dress fitting. She always seemed more like a head girl than a princess-in-waiting, with never a shy moment in private.’

India has kept her bridesmaid’s wreath from the ceremony at St Paul’s in its original box.

In November she posted a photograph of her dress – still in perfect condition – on social media. Remarkably it was on a hanger on her stairs alongside another royal bridesmaid dress, that worn by Lady Pamela, 91.

Guest opted for summer dresses and classic suits to send the newly-wed couple off into married life

Guest opted for summer dresses and classic suits to send the newly-wed couple off into married life

One guest opted for pearls with her floral print

Floral prints were popular among the weddings guests ,

Floral prints were popular among the weddings guests, with one (left) matching her dress with pearls

Friends and family of the couple looked delighted as they headed into the long-awaited ceremony

Friends and family of the couple looked delighted as they headed into the long-awaited ceremony

Some guest braved the Oxforshire countryside in stiletto heels - but needed a hand to navigate

Some guest braved the Oxforshire countryside in stiletto heels – but needed a hand to navigate

Guests are pictured at the weeding

A guest arrives

India is the daughter of Lady Pamela Mountbattenand interior designer David Hicks. She was educated at £40,000-a-year Gordonstoun, near Elgin, Scotland, until she was expelled for inviting boys to her room. Guests are pictured arriving at the wedding

India wrote: ‘Lots of questions asking if my mother still has the dress she wore as a bridesmaid to the Queen. She does. See it here. Next to the one I wore to Charles and Diana’s wedding.

‘Both have travelled the world in exhibitions and been on display in museums before coming home to chill for a bit.’

When aged 11, the bride had been due to be on her grandfather Earl Mountbatten’s boat when it was blown up off Ireland by the IRA in 1979, killing him and three others. She escaped after staying in the family holiday home to watch a film. 

The granddaughter of Earl Mountbatten, who was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, offered excited royal fans a glimpse at her enormous seating plan as she posted on Instagram ahead of the big day

The granddaughter of Earl Mountbatten, who was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, offered excited royal fans a glimpse at her enormous seating plan as she posted on Instagram ahead of the big day 

India was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. She is pictured  second left at the wedding with the Queen and Diana

India was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. She is pictured  second left at the wedding with the Queen and Diana 

India is the daughter of Lady Pamela Mountbatten, who was herself a royal bridesmaid at the Queen's 1947 wedding, and interior designer David Hicks

India is the daughter of Lady Pamela Mountbatten, who was herself a royal bridesmaid at the Queen’s 1947 wedding, and interior designer David Hicks



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