December 1, 2023


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Prince Charles’ Goddaughter India Hicks’ Royal Wedding Dress

  • Prince Charles’ goddaughter India Hicks shared unseen photos of her wedding. 
  • Hicks and David Flint Wood tied the knot in September after 26 years together.
  • The bride’s dress was designed by Emilia Wickstead and inspired by Grace Kelly.

Prince Charles’ second cousin and goddaughter, India Hicks, married David Flint Wood in Oxfordshire, England, on September 10.

The couple marked their four-month anniversary by sharing previously unseen photos of the wedding in Brides’ “Royal Issue.” 

Hicks — who served as a bridesmaid at Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding — shared new details about her wedding dress, which was designed by Emilia Wickstead. The long-sleeved, high neck gown was inspired by Grace Kelly, according to Brides, and took 17 months to design. 

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She completed the look with a pair of Christian Louboutin heels, and a brooch borrowed from her mother. 

“It was my grandmother’s, actually. It’s diamonds with a touch of blue,” Hicks told Brides. “I pinned it to the back of my dress because Emilia Wickstead, who designed my dress, didn’t want anything on the front because she thought it would ruin the look — the very clean look that we’ve spent 17 months designing.”

“The brooch was my something borrowed and blue, the old was obviously me, and the new was the dress,” Hicks, 54, joked. The groom wore a suit by Ralph Lauren. 

India Hicks wedding

The royal wedding party.

Photo by David Loftus for India Hicks/Brides

The couple, who have been in a relationship for 26 years, have five children together, according to the Mail Online: Wesley, 24, Felix, 24, Amory, 22, Conrad, 18, and Domino, 13.

Hicks told Brides that their children had “very distinct roles” at the wedding.

“Wesley MC’d at the dinner the night before, Amory gave a speech, Conrad read in church, and Felix gave me away. Domino was the chief bridesmaid,” she said.

The bride said she previously had no desire to get married.

 “For 26 years I had said, ‘No, I didn’t, I didn’t need to be married. I didn’t need to be somebody’s wife. I didn’t need to say his vows,” Hicks told the publication.

“And, actually, I discovered that I did need it. I did want to be somebody, his wife. And it was meaningful, to be at a church together. It’s been really lovely saying, my husband, and for him to say, his wife,” she added.