Prince Charles’ goddaughter India Hicks celebrated her second wedding anniversary with husband David Flint Wood on Monday.
India Hicks is the granddaughter of Earl Mountbatten, 54, and was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Charles and Lady Diana Spencer.
In a post on Instagram, India quipped that the newlyweds were ‘hiding in a field’ ‘to get away from their five children.’
She shared a snap of a romantic dinner set up in a field overlooking a sunset and sprawling hills.
The caption read: ‘I don’t imagine that many people on their second wedding anniversary with their first husband have to hide in a field to get away from their five children.’
The pair have four biological children Felix, 21, Amory, 19, Conrad, 16, and daughter Domino, 11 and one adopted son Wesley, 25.
In 2021, India tied the knot with her partner of 26 years in a ‘very conventional’ ceremony which took place in Brightwell Baldwin Parish Church in Oxfordshire.
‘Having lived a fairly unconventional life together on a small island in the Bahamas for more than two decades, we decided that our wedding should, in contrast, be very conventional,’ India wrote in an article for Vogue.
‘Not just because everything we were doing was happening backwards but with the idea that everyone would be more relaxed in church the next morning, not as a result of the mild hangovers but because of the camaraderie from dancing in a field together,’ she added.
Explaining more about the lavish party, she added: ‘At the end of dinner my sort-of-niece (the daughter of my cousin, Tim Knatchbull, who feels closer than a cousin), sang with a voice to melt hearts.
‘As the words of “Songbird” drifted through the night air, I could feel love all around us. The evening ended with Christian Louboutin swinging like a fevered burlesque dancer around the tent pole at such a dizzying rate we all thought the tent would come crashing down.’
India shared that the wedding had ‘all the English trimmings’ complete with ‘a choir’ and ‘a series of uplifting hymns’.
Inside the church her son Conrad read a passage by Morgan Harper Nichols, an African American Christian writer, that ends with the words, while friend of the couple Charles Finch, read the Psalm of David, which had been printed in the order of service in David’s own handwriting.
India’s son Felix, 24, walked her down the aisle and the mother wore a turtle neck wedding dress by Emilia Wickstead 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 by Christian Louboutin and carried a bouquet by Pulbrook & Gould London. The company poignantly made her mother’s wedding bouquet in 1960.
The ring was a simple gold and diamond band from Charlotte Chesnais, which the couple chose together in Paris a few months earlier.
They had the words ‘amor vincit omnia’ -which translates as love conquers all – on the inside.
She added a lace veil and simple drop pearl earrings as many.
‘I had debated wearing a veil, the symbol of virginity, because let’s face it I had lost that a while ago. But it also felt like a simple, very bridal gesture,’ India explained.
The bride was driven to the church – which is where she was christened and where her father is buried – by her son Wesley in David’s 1966 Mercedes Cabriolet.
India and David adopted in the Bahamas after his birth mother died of cancer. Felix, India’s fist born of her five children, then walked her down the aisle.
Sharing the first photos to Instagram she wrote: ‘Just before church, just before Felix walked me down the aisle,’ with a snap taken by Wesley.
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