Rupert Murdoch, Jerry Hall celebrate wedding with music stars, media execs

LONDON -- Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall celebrated their marriage Saturday alongside family members, media executives and music stars in a church considered the spiritual home of British journalism.

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The media mogul groom and model-actress bride emerged from St. Bride's church in Fleet Street after the service beaming in the London drizzle. Murdoch wore a dark blue suit, Hall an ice-blue knee-length dress accompanied by silver shoes and a small bouquet of cream flowers.

Among some 100 guests at the service were actor Michael Caine, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, artist Tracey Emin, playwright Tom Stoppard, Live Aid founder Bob Geldof and former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, as well as newspaper editors and executives, including Rebekah Brooks, chief of Murdoch's British newspapers.

Also attending were many of the couple's 10 children. Murdoch has six children from three previous marriages, while Hall has four with her ex-partner Mick Jagger.

The couple officially tied the knot Friday at Spencer House, an aristocratic palace built by ancestors of the late Princess Diana. They were also due to hold a reception there Saturday.

Murdoch, the executive chairman of News Corp., and former supermodel Hall were introduced last year and announced their engagement in January.

This is the fourth marriage for 84-year-old Murdoch, who owns Fox News Channel, movie studio Twenty-First Century Fox, publisher HarperCollins and newspapers in Britain and the U.S.

It is the first marriage for Texas-born Hall, 59. She and Jagger had an unofficial private Hindu marriage ceremony in Bali, Indonesia, in 1990. During divorce proceedings in 1999 a British court declared the marriage invalid.

Britain's newspapers were based in Fleet Street for decades until Murdoch moved his printing presses to east London in 1986 to escape the grip of the powerful printers' unions. The rest of the print media soon followed, but the area remains the symbolic home of British journalism.



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