Murdoch marries former Stones wife Jerry Hall in London

File photo dated 31/10/15 of Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall, who have announced their engagement.
File photo dated 31/10/15 of Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall, who have announced their engagement.
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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has married Jerry Hall at an aristocratic palace.

Mr Murdoch, whose News UK company publishes The Times and The Sun newspapers, smiled for photographers next to the former supermodel, who was wearing a trench coat and flat shoes.

The ceremony was held at Spencer House in London, a venue which is described on its website as “one of the most sumptuous private residences ever built” in the capital.

A spokesman for the Murdoch family confirmed that the ceremony took place.

Hall wore her trademark blonde hair in waves, and had a smart handbag slung over her arm. She wore a knee-length navy skirt and black tights, while Mr Murdoch wore a navy suit.

Spencer House was built between 1756-1766 for John, first Earl Spencer, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales, and it is said to be London’s finest surviving eighteenth-century town house.

Its website says the “elegant” venue is available for “intimate” weddings.

Civil wedding ceremonies can take place in the Dining Room, Lady Spencer’s Room and the Great Room.

The pair will hold a private ceremony of celebration on Saturday at St Bride’s Church on Fleet Street, which proclaims itself the “spiritual home of the media”.

The marriage is the fourth for 84-year-old Mr Murdoch and the second for Hall, 59, who had a long relationship with Sir Mick Jagger.