— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 4, 2016 I’d like to wish my ex boss @rupertmurdoch all the best for his marriage to Jerry Hall tomorrow. Never seen him look so happy.
Michael Gove and Sir Michael Caine will be among the guests but David Cameron and George Osborne will be conspicuous by their absence at the wedding event of the year for the British #media and political elite.
Rupert Murdoch, 84, will exchange vows with Jerry Hall, 59, on Saturday in a ceremony at St Bride’s church, just off Fleet Street in central London. It will come a day after the two were formally wed at a low key civil ceremony in a registry office.
The BBC executive Alan Yentob, a longstanding friend of Hall’s, is a confirmed guest, and there is speculation that there will be a place on a top pew for Murdoch loyalist Boris Johnson. If the MP attends, it will give them an opportunity to discuss their shared interest in Brexit.
The bride, who has been showing off her $4m (£2.8m), 20-carat “marquise cut” diamond engagement ring, is expected to wear a gown by the British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, a favourite of Hall’s and other celebrities such as Nigella Lawson.