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Saturday 2 July 2022 10:36 PM Rupert Murdoch puts his woes aside to join his children for grand-daughter ... trends now
Saturday 2 July 2022 10:36 PM Rupert Murdoch puts his woes aside to join his children for grand-daughter ... trends now

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With his fourth divorce under way, you’d think a wedding would be the last place for Rupert Murdoch to forget his troubles.

But even as the ink dried on divorce papers filed by his estranged wife Jerry Hall in an LA court, the media tycoon was never going to miss his granddaughter Charlotte Freud’s big day.

In a striking white suit – matching one worn by the bride’s mother Elisabeth Murdoch – and red suede shoes, the billionaire mingled happily with 70 guests celebrating Charlotte’s marriage to rapper Luke Storey at a quiet Cotswold church yesterday, in scenes reminiscent of Succession, the blockbuster TV drama about a media dynasty.

If he was concerned by Ms Hall’s claim for ‘spousal support’, Mr Murdoch, whose wealth is estimated at £14 billion, certainly didn’t show it. Escorted to a Range Rover by Elisabeth, the 91-year-old smiled and nodded as he headed off for a family reception and party.

Charlotte smiles after marrying Luke Storey at St Mary's Church in Burford, Cotswolds, today

Charlotte smiles after marrying Luke Storey at St Mary's Church in Burford, Cotswolds, today 

Rupert Murdoch and daughter Elizabeth Murdoch at today's wedding between his granddaughter Charlotte Freud and her new husband, Luke Storey

Rupert Murdoch and daughter Elizabeth Murdoch at today's wedding between his granddaughter Charlotte Freud and her new husband, Luke Storey

Grandfather to the bride Rupert Murdoch wears a red tie as he is surrounded by invited guests at today's wedding

Grandfather to the bride Rupert Murdoch wears a red tie as he is surrounded by invited guests at today's wedding

Newlyweds Charlotte Freud and Lukey Storey tie the knot at St Mary's Church in Burford, smiling as they leave the ceremony

Newlyweds Charlotte Freud and Lukey Storey tie the knot at St Mary's Church in Burford, smiling as they leave the ceremony

Charlotte gazes at her new husband, Luke after they married today at a church in Burford

Charlotte gazes at her new husband, Luke after they married today at a church in Burford

Beaming bride Charlotte leaves the church carrying her bouquet after marrying her new-husband Luke Storey

Beaming bride Charlotte leaves the church carrying her bouquet after marrying her new-husband Luke Storey

The couple smile at one another after making their commitment inside the church. Charlotte wears layered necklaces and hoop earrings as part of her bridal look

The couple smile at one another after making their commitment inside the church. Charlotte wears layered necklaces and hoop earrings as part of her bridal look

Charlotte and Luke leave the church in a blue convertible with smiles on their faces after their wedding ceremony

Charlotte and Luke leave the church in a blue convertible with smiles on their faces after their wedding ceremony

The couple leave the church ceremony in a blue convertible with their initials in the windows

The couple leave the church ceremony in a blue convertible with their initials in the windows 

Their car has the letters C&L on the windows, celebrating their marriage today

Their car has the letters C&L on the windows, celebrating their marriage today

Groom Luke wears a red shirt with a purple tie and blue suit, with a pink rose boutonnière to match Charlotte's bouquet

Groom Luke wears a red shirt with a purple tie and blue suit, with a pink rose boutonnière to match Charlotte's bouquet

The newlyweds smile as they prepare to get into the blue convertible waiting to take them away from the church

The newlyweds smile as they prepare to get into the blue convertible waiting to take them away from the church

Charlotte's train was covered in yellow, pink and cream petals as she left the church this afternoon

Charlotte's train was covered in yellow, pink and cream petals as she left the church this afternoon

Ms Hall’s petition claims their marriage broke down through irreconcilable differences. Reports suggested she blames the Murdoch children for wrongly believing she had tried to cut their ties with him.

Two of them, Elisabeth and younger son James, joined their father at the colourful ceremony in a Norman church in the West Oxfordshire village of Westwell.

James, who left the board of the family business, News Corporation, in 2020 after a disagreement over content, arrived wearing a long collarless shirt or kurta, normally worn in South Asia.

His wife Kathryn and their three children were also among guests, along with Elisabeth’s third husband, artist Keith Tyson, and Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkelman. 

James Murdoch arrives at the wedding in a purple tunic, dark waistcoat and light trousers with his wife Kathryn Hufschmid

James Murdoch arrives at the wedding in a purple tunic, dark waistcoat and light trousers with his wife Kathryn Hufschmid

James Murdoch, Charlotte's uncle, arrives at her wedding today in the Cotswolds with wife Kathryn Hufschmid, wearing an intricately pattered dress

James Murdoch, Charlotte's uncle, arrives at her wedding today in the Cotswolds with wife Kathryn Hufschmid, wearing an intricately pattered dress 

James Murdoch and his wife Kathryn Hufschmid walk arm-in-arm towards the wedding at St Mary's Church

James Murdoch and his wife Kathryn Hufschmid walk arm-in-arm towards the wedding at St Mary's Church

Elizabeth Murdoch, Charlotte's mother, arrives at today's wedding in the Cotswolds, with her husband Keith Tyson

Elizabeth Murdoch, Charlotte's mother, arrives at today's wedding in the Cotswolds, with her husband Keith Tyson

Charlotte makes her way to the church, wearing a white appliqued dress, and holding a dark coloured bouquet

Charlotte makes her way to the church, wearing a white appliqued dress, and holding a dark coloured bouquet

Guests gathered outside St Mary's church in Burford after the couple tied the knot today

Guests gathered outside St Mary's church in Burford after the couple tied the knot today

Guests leave the Burford churchyard after the ceremony, walking arm in arm down the path

Guests leave the Burford churchyard after the ceremony, walking arm in arm down the path

Guests gather outside the front of the church, which is decorated in a floral display for the wedding ceremony

Guests gather outside the front of the church, which is decorated in a floral display for the wedding ceremony

Large numbers of guests dressed in dark colours stand outside the Burford church in the Cotswolds after the ceremony

Large numbers of guests dressed in dark colours stand outside the Burford church in the Cotswolds after the ceremony

Guests stand in the churchyard, as the church entrance way is covered in a floral arch created for the celebrations

Guests stand in the churchyard, as the church entrance way is covered in a floral arch created for the celebrations

Guests dressed for the occasion stand outside the Cotswolds church following the wedding ceremony

Guests dressed for the occasion stand outside the Cotswolds church following the wedding ceremony 

Guests gather at the Cotswolds location for the couple's wedding in Burford's St Mary's Church

Guests gather at the Cotswolds location for the couple's wedding in Burford's St Mary's Church

She is helped by bridesmaids carrying lighter coloured blooms, with last-minute details and adjustments to her veil

She is helped by bridesmaids carrying lighter coloured blooms, with last-minute details and adjustments to her veil 

The bride, with sultry eye makeup and layered necklaces, lifts the skirt of her dress, showing off white platform shoes

The bride, with sultry eye makeup and layered necklaces, lifts the skirt of her dress, showing off white platform shoes

A bridesmaid helps Charlotte with a tissue, as she prepares to head into the church and marry groom Luke

A bridesmaid helps Charlotte with a tissue, as she prepares to head into the church and marry groom Luke

Bridesmaids in satin blue dresses surround the bride before she enters the church today for the wedding ceremony

Bridesmaids in satin blue dresses surround the bride before she enters the church today for the wedding ceremony

Four of Charlotte's bridal party help her exit the car and assist with her dress as she makes her way towards the church

Four of Charlotte's bridal party help her exit the car and assist with her dress as she makes her way towards the church

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