Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and model Jerry Hall celebrate marriage

Rupert Murdoch  and his new bride, former US model Jerry Hall. Picture: Getty
Rupert Murdoch and his new bride, former US model Jerry Hall. Picture: Getty
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Grey skies and a spattering of rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the happy newlyweds, who exited St Bride’s Church looking jubilant.

Scores of famous faces from the entertainment and media worlds attended the hour-long service, held a day after the pair officially tied the knot at lavish Spencer House in London. The former supermodel looked radiant in an ice-blue knee-length dress with long, sheer sleeves and her blonde curls pulled back off her face.

The 59-year-old paired her understated gown with silver flat shoes and cradled a small bouquet of cream flowers.

She posed with her arms around Murdoch, 84, who wore a navy blue suit and tan shoes. Wearing huge smiles and laughing, the pair paused briefly for photographs before leaving the churchyard hand-in-hand.

The venue in the heart of Fleet Street proclaims itself “the Journalists’ Church”, offering “a spiritual home to all who work in the media”.

Around 100 guests attended the service, including the couple’s ten children from previous marriages.

Among the guests were composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, playwright Sir Tom Stoppard and actor Sir Michael Caine. Paul Dacre, Rebekah Brooks and Alan Yentob also attended, as did artist Tracey Emin.

As music and singing filled the church, crowds of onlookers pressed up against the railings hoping to catch a glimpse of the power couple.

Murdoch, whose News UK company publishes The Times and The Sun newspapers, gave reporters a thumbs up before entering the church, flanked by his sons James and 
Lachlan.

Barry Humphries, the Australian comedian better known as Dame Edna Everage, joked: “I’m not getting married” as reporters asked him how he was feeling.

He said: “I’m very happy. I think it’s great, I like them both.”

The marriage is the fourth for Mr Murdoch and the 
second for Hall, who had a long relationship with Sir Mick Jagger.