Princess Diana’s niece Lady Kitty Spencer was walked down the aisle by her two brothers as she married Michael Lewis in a lavish ceremony which saw the bride wear five dresses.
The 30-year-old relative of the late princess wed Mr Lewis, a wealthy father-of-three who is more than twice her age, in a lavish ceremony in Rome.
Lady Kitty and Mr Lewis, 62, exchanged their vows in front of celebrity guests that included singer Pixie Lott, Made in Chelsea’s Mark Vandelli and Idris Elba’s wife Sabrina at the Villa Aldobrandini on Saturday.
The newlyweds began their celebrations on Friday night with a dinner party at the exclusive Galleria Del Cardinale restaurant in Rome, surrounded by their aristocratic guests, before enjoying a sunset wedding yesterday.
While the lavish ceremony was filled with celebrity guests there was reportedly no sign of her dad at the celebration.
On Friday Earl Spencer posted an image of a moon over the family’s ancestral home, Althorp in Northamptonshire.
Diana’s brother recently said he has a ‘painful and unpleasant’ shoulder injury, which was affecting his freedom of movement but it is not known the reason he was not present.
Instead the bride was escorted by her brother Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp, and half brother Samuel Aitken.
Her sisters Eliza and Amelia Spencer, the youngest of Earl Spencer and Victoria’s four children, all attended.
During the celebrations Kitty wore a series of gowns made by fashion house Dolce & Gabbana.
Her main gown showed off an intricate floral lace design, a high neck, long sleeves and puffed shoulders.
Dolce & Gabbana’s Alta Moda division were said to have spent about six months creating Kitty’s wedding dress at their embroidery factory and Milan atelier.
The designers said they had only four fittings to get the dress right. “They’ve been beautiful and emotional moments,” said Dolce. “One of the inspirations is definitely her love for Italy. Kitty is in love with our beautiful country and its rich history, art and culture.”
Stefano Gabbana said: “But she is also a girl who is very attached to her origins, to England; to her heritage of the great Victorian era. And like all the English people, she has a great passion for all kinds of flowers.”
He added: “For the main dress she wanted to keep a fairly traditional, clean cut, but at the same time she desired to have a timeless allure.”
Dolce said: “It was all very natural and authentic. Lady Kitty Spencer described to us her dream dress, and we have tried to interpret her wishes.”
The night before the wedding, Kitty who is a global ambassador for the designers, also wore a baby-blue tulle gown and cape embroidered with cross-stitched flowers made for her by Dolce & Gabbana.
Following the ceremony, she donned a double organza hand-painted silk gown embellished with flowers and crystals.
She then changed again, into a cocktail dress embroidered with silver and golden beads.
Yesterday she wore a Mikado silk dress with cutwork inserts, embellished with sequins, applique flowers and double duchesse ribbons.