Tuesday 27 September 2016

Billionaire Rupert ties the knot with former supermodel Jerry

Sophie Jamieson London

Published 05/03/2016 | 02:30

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall after they were formally married at Spencer House. The couple will hold a private ceremony at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, later today Photo: Reuters
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall after they were formally married at Spencer House. The couple will hold a private ceremony at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, later today Photo: Reuters
Wendi Deng Photo: AP

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall have formally wed and will celebrate the marriage at a ceremony attended by their ten children this weekend.

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Mr Murdoch (84), and Ms Hall (59), got married at an aristocratic palace in London yesterday.

They smiled for photographers together, the former supermodel wearing a trench coat and flat shoes.

The civil ceremony was held at Spencer House, a venue which is described on its website as "one of the most sumptuous private residences ever built" in the capital. A spokesman for the Murdoch family confirmed that the ceremony had taken place.

Hall wore her trademark blonde hair in waves, and had a smart handbag slung over her arm. She wore a knee-length navy skirt and black tights, while Mr Murdoch wore a navy suit.

Spencer House was built between 1756-1766 for John, first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales, and it is said to be London's finest surviving eighteenth-century town house.

Its website says the "elegant" venue is available for "intimate" weddings.

Civil wedding ceremonies can take place in the Dining Room, Lady Spencer's Room and the Great Room.

They are set to celebrate their marriage at a private ceremony today, just two months after they got engaged and less than a year after they were first introduced.

The venue for the celebration is St Bride's Church on Fleet Street in London. The church is known as the Journalists' Church, considered the 'spiritual home' of those who work in the media.

The church, which has space for 150 to 200 guests, will be closed to the public. Mr Murdoch famously killed off the historic link between Fleet Street and the newspaper industry in the 1980s when he moved the printing presses to Wapping in east London.

All six of the pair's daughters from previous relationships will be bridesmaids at the service, according to reports.

"All the daughters are being included, from both sides . . . it was a very specific request to bring them all together for the wedding," a source said.

Mr Murdoch and Ms Hall have ten children between them. Ms Hall has two daughters with Mick Jagger, Georgia May (24), and Elizabeth (32). The billionaire media mogul's eldest daughters Prudence (57), and Elizabeth (47), will attend the wedding alongside his younger children, Grace (14), and Chloe (12), from his marriage with Wendi Deng.

( © Daily Telegraph London)

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