Celebrities attend Murdoch and Hall's wedding

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall outside St Bride's Church following a service to celebrate their wedding, which took place last Friday.
Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall outside St Bride's Church following a service to celebrate their wedding, which took place last Friday.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON • Celebrities including actors Michael Caine and Barry Humphries turned out last Saturday to help billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch and model Jerry Hall celebrate their wedding at a storied London church.

A day after they got hitched in a civil ceremony, the couple were joined by media and entertainment figures including Live Aid guru Bob Geldof and Rebekah Brooks, head of Murdoch's British publishing business.

Hall, in a blue Vivienne Westwood dress, arrived on the arm of her son James, one of four children with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.

The other three Jagger-Hall children - Elizabeth, Georgia May and Gabriel - also attended. Other guests included composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, playwright Tom Stoppard, artist Tracey Emin, veteran Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre and former BBC creative director Alan Yentob.

The event took place at St Bride's Church, known as "the spiritual home of the media" in Fleet Street, which is the historic heart of Britain's press although major publications are no longer based in the area.

Murdoch, 84, and Hall, 59, got engaged two months ago, resulting in the media mogul's fourth marriage and Hall's first - though she had a long-term relationship with Jagger.

They tied the knot last Friday in a civil ceremony at Spencer House, an elegant 18th-century mansion in London's exclusive St James' district which was built for an ancestor of the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 07, 2016, with the headline 'Celebrities attend Murdoch and Hall's wedding'. Print Edition | Subscribe