Rupert Murdoch and Claudia Winkleman among guests as Charlotte Freud weds Luke Storey
Rupert Murdoch was snapped at his granddaughter Charlotte Freud’s wedding to Luke Storey this weekend.
The billionaire media tycoon, 91, who donned a white suit for the Cotswold event, was just one of the prolific guests celebrating the couple as they tied the knot.
Despite Murdoch’s fourth divorce current being underway, after his estranged wife Jerry Hall filed divorce papers in an LA court on Friday, he was seen mingling with other attendees.
Some 70 guests celebrated Charlotte’s marriage to rapper Luke Storey, including the bride’s mother business woman Elisabeth Murdoch, who also donned a white suit, and her third husband, artist Keith Tyson.
Another of Rupert Murdoch’s children, Charlotte’s uncle James, joined the family at the ceremony in a Norman church in the West Oxfordshire village of Westwell.
Charlotte Freud and her new husband, rapper Luke Storey, are pictured after tying the knot at St Mary’s Church in Burford, Cotswolds
Rupert Murdoch and daughter Elisabeth Murdoch at the wedding between his granddaughter Charlotte Freud and her new husband, Luke Storey
Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman was among the 70 guests at the wedding of Charlotte Freud to Luke Storey
Charlotte’s mother Elisabeth Murdoch is pictured in a white suit as she attends the wedding accompanied by her third husband artist Keith Tyson (pictured, left)
James, who left the board of the family business, News Corporation, in 2020 after a disagreement over content, arrived wearing a long collarless shirt or kurta, normally worn in South Asia. His wife Kathryn and their three children were also among guests.
Also snapped arriving at St Mary’s Church in Burford was Strictly Come Dancing presenter Claudia Winkleman, who sported a black gauze dress, paired with an oversized black blazer, for the event.
Charlotte’s father PR guru Matthew Freud, was also on the guest list, and was snapped walking into the church, sporting a burgundy suit paired with black and blue trainers and a blue tie.
Matthew Freud, who raised Charlotte with his former wife Elisabeth Murdoch, the media mogul’s second daughter, is the great-grandson of Sigmund Freud and nephew of Lucian Freud who founded esteemed PR film Freud Communications.
He is worth an estimated £170million.
His first wife Caroline Hutton, with whom he shares two children, went on to marry the Earl Spencer, Diana, Princess of Wales’ brother.
James Murdoch arrives at the wedding in a purple tunic, dark waistcoat and light trousers with his wife Kathryn Hufschmid
Dressed in a burgundy suit, Charlotte’s father, PR guru Matthew Freud, makes his way into the church for his daughter’s wedding
Charlotte gazes at her new husband, Luke after they tied the knot at a church in Burford
Newlyweds Charlotte Freud and Lukey Storey tied the knot at St Mary’s Church in Burford, wearing traditional wedding garb, with their own trademark twists
The couple smile at one another after making their commitment inside the church. Charlotte wears layered necklaces and hoop earrings as part of her bridal look
The mother of the bride, Elizabeth Murdoch, the second child of the media tycoon, wears a red and green boutonnière on her cream suit
Grandfather to the bride Rupert Murdoch did not miss his granddaughter’s wedding, donning a white suit for her big day
The bride, 22, who has restyled herself as singer Tiarlie, got engaged to DJ Lukey Storey, 36, in July last year — three years after meeting at London private members club Laylow.
Groom Luke popped the question while the pair were on holiday in Greece.
The couple integrated their alternative style into their wedding looks, with Charlotte opting for a lace a-line dress with a daring lace bodice and sweetheart neckline.
Her long black tresses, with lilac streaks, was styled into a half-up, half-down do, with some of her hair shaped into space buns on top of her head.
She paired a heavy eye look with clear, fresh skin, and a natural pink lip.
Meanwhile, the groom sported a complementary black and white hairdo. For his outfit, he chose a smart dark blue three-piece suit, which he wore with a red shirt, and oxblood shoes.
Beaming bride Charlotte leaves the church carrying her bouquet after marrying her new-husband Luke Storey
Charlotte and Luke leave the church in a blue convertible with smiles on their faces after their wedding ceremony
The couple leave the church ceremony in a blue convertible with their initials in the windows
Their car has the letters C&L on the windows, celebrating their marriage today
Groom Luke wears a red shirt with a purple tie and blue suit, with a pink rose boutonnière to match Charlotte’s bouquet
The newlyweds smile as they prepare to get into the blue convertible waiting to take them away from the church
Charlotte’s train was covered in yellow, pink and cream petals as she left the church this afternoon
Rupert Murdoch’s appearance at the wedding may have surprised some onlookers, as he is currently going through a divorce from his estranged wife Jerry Hall.
She filed divorce papers at an LA court on Friday.
Ms Hall’s petition claims their marriage broke down through irreconcilable differences. Reports suggested she blames the Murdoch children for wrongly believing she had tried to cut their ties with him.
Miss Freud, 21, who has launched a pop career using the name Tiarlie, arrived in a Bentley Continental convertible, driven to St Mary’s church by her father, the PR guru Matthew Freud.
After the 50-minute service guests were driven to a lavish reception on Elisabeth Murdoch’s estate nearby.
Both Mr Freud, 58 and Elisabeth, 53, have a reputation for throwing extravagant parties.
James Murdoch, Charlotte’s uncle, arrives at her wedding today in the Cotswolds with wife Kathryn Hufschmid, wearing an intricately pattered dress
James Murdoch and his wife Kathryn Hufschmid walk arm-in-arm towards the wedding at St Mary’s Church
Elizabeth Murdoch wears a cream suit and carries a clutch bag with love written in red lettering, as she arrives with her husband Keith Tyson
Elisabeth Murdoch and Keith Tyson make their way into the church with smiles on their faces
Charlotte makes her way to the church, wearing a white appliqued dress, and holding a dark coloured bouquet
Residents of the picture-perfect village recently found their lanes patrolled by poker-faced security men while a small army of builders buzzed around a huge marquee at Elizabeth’s home.
Last month residents received hand-delivered letters advising them that there would be a ‘sizeable’ wedding reception with party music. One local joked: ‘They unfortunately forgot to include an invitation for us to go along. But at least they let us know and we can close the windows.’
Charlotte grew up in the UK, shifting between family homes in London and Suffolk, and is one of 13 grandchildren on the Murdoch side of her family through her mother, Elisabeth.
Luke’s mother is British artist and designer Helen Storey, whose father was award-winning novelist David Storey – who won the Booker Prize in 1976 for his novel Saville.
Charlotte, who has been open about her previous drug use, told Tatler last year that the the pair were both addicts when they met at the west London private members club – where Luke was DJ and Tiarlie was working as a hostess having dropped out of school.
Guests gathered outside St Mary’s church in Burford after the couple tied the knot today
Guests leave the Burford churchyard after the ceremony, walking arm in arm down the path
Guests gather outside the front of the church, which is decorated in a floral display for the wedding ceremony
Large numbers of guests dressed in dark colours stand outside the Burford church in the Cotswolds after the ceremony
Guests stand in the churchyard, as the church entrance way is covered in a floral arch created for the celebrations
Guests dressed for the occasion stand outside the Cotswolds church following the wedding ceremony
Guests gather at the Cotswolds location for the couple’s wedding in Burford’s St Mary’s Church
She is helped by bridesmaids carrying lighter coloured blooms, with last-minute details and adjustments to her veil
The bride, with sultry eye makeup and layered necklaces, lifts the skirt of her dress, showing off white platform shoes
A bridesmaid helps Charlotte with a tissue, as she prepares to head into the church and marry groom Luke
Bridesmaids in satin blue dresses surround the bride before she enters the church today for the wedding ceremony
Four of Charlotte’s bridal party help her exit the car and assist with her dress as she makes her way towards the church
Charlotte smiles towards her bridal party as they arrive outside St Mary’s Church, and make their way into the building
A man with a camera focuses on the bride as she exits the car and makes her way to the church to wed groom Luke
Charlotte arrives at the ceremony in a convertible with initials on the windows and a heart with devil horns on the side
Charlotte’s bridal party arrive in a black people carrier wearing their blue dresses ahead of the ceremony
The bridal party, wearing satin blue dresses, carry bouquets with pink and white blooms as they head to the church
The bridal party smile in their occassionwear as they head to the church for the Cotswolds wedding today
She said the couple had an ‘immediate obsession’ with each other, but admitted ‘it was kind of a mad relationship, we were kind of just using buddies’.
When Luke joined a 12-step programme to tackle his addiction, the singer admitted she was devastated that he cut her out of her life because of her substance abuse.
Charlotte has long been a somewhat unexpected figure in her rich and privileged family.
Back in 2019, she told her Instagram followers her mother was worried about her fashion choices leading up to a family wedding. She said her mother even hired her a personal shopper to ensure the frock she chose wouldn’t show too much cleavage.
‘My grandma’s getting married, so mum’s sending me to a personal shopper to make sure I cover my t**s up for the ceremony,’ the then 18-year-old told her 6,548 followers.
She later shared some of the looks, with comments such as: ‘If I must look ridiculous in exchange for free champagne, so be it’ and ‘the s*** I do for this family, gawd.’
Rupert Murdoch arrives in a black car for the wedding of his granddaughter Charlotte to Luke Storey
Claudia Winkelman accessorises her all-black look with gold rings and a necklace, as she arrives at the wedding with Emma Freud
Guests arrive for the Cotswolds wedding today, with many wearing black or dark colours
A guest wearing a beige suit arrives at the wedding at St Mary’s Church, as more guests arrive at the venue
Guests in stylish attire arrive at today’s Cotswolds wedding between Charlotte and Luke
Guests make their way to the church for the wedding today, walking up the path towards St Mary’s
A man carries a large white planter as he assists with preparations for the couple’s wedding
Two women share the load and carry another white planter as part of the decorations for the wedding
A woman unloads flowers and greenery from a car in preparations for the wedding between Charlotte and Luke
Florists buckets are unloaded from a van as part of preparations for the wedding in the Cotswolds
Light pink roses are carried in a bucket towards the venue as part of the wedding preparations
St Mary’s Church in Burford hosted the ceremony to marry Charlotte and Luke