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Going to the chapel: Stars come out for the glitzy Murdoch-Hall wedding

A day after their wedding, the pair had a blessing at St Bride’s Church in London.

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall wedding Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall leaving their Wedding Blessing at St Brides Church, Fleet St, London. Doug Peters Doug Peters

CELEBRITIES INCLUDING MICHAEL Caine and Barry Humphries turned out to help octogenarian media mogul Rupert Murdoch and model Jerry Hall celebrate their wedding at a storied London church. 

A day after they got hitched in a civil ceremony, the pair were joined by media and entertainment figures including Bob Geldof and Rebekah Brooks, the head of Murdoch’s British publishing business.

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall wedding Bob Geldof was among those in attendance. Doug Peters / PA Images Doug Peters / PA Images / PA Images

Hall, wearing a light blue Vivienne Westwood dress and carrying a bouquet, arrived on the arm of her son James, one of four children she had with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.

The other three Jagger-Hall children, Elizabeth, Georgia May and Gabriel, were also in attendance.

Other guests included composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, playwright Tom Stoppard, artist Tracey Emin, veteran Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre and former BBC creative director Alan Yentob.

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall wedding The marriage is Murdoch's fourth. Doug Peters / PA Images Doug Peters / PA Images / PA Images

The day-after event took place at St Bride’s Church, known as “the spiritual home of the media” in Fleet Street, which is the historic heart of Britain’s press although major publications are no longer based in the area.

Murdoch, 84, and 59-year-old Hall got engaged two months ago, resulting in the media mogul’s fourth marriage and Hall’s first — though she had a long-term relationship with Mick Jagger.

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall wedding Bianca Jagger, ex-wife of the Rolling Stones frontman. Doug Peters Doug Peters

The couple had tied the knot Friday in a civil ceremony at Spencer House, an elegant 18th-century mansion in London’s exclusive St James’s district which was built for an ancestor of the late Diana, princess of Wales.

With an estimated fortune of more than $11 billion, Murdoch owns some of the world’s most famous newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and British tabloid The Sun.

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall wedding Rupert Murdoch and his sons James (right) and Lachlan (left). Doug Peters / EMPICS Entertainment Doug Peters / EMPICS Entertainment / EMPICS Entertainment

His third marriage to Wendi Deng ended in 2013 amid media reports that she had developed a crush on Britain’s former prime minister Tony Blair, a friend of the couple. Blair has denied any impropriety.

Hall had a Hindu wedding ceremony with Jagger in 1990 in Bali, although a court ruled the ceremony was not legally binding when they split up nine years later.

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall wedding Tracy Emin at today's ceremony. Doug Peters Doug Peters

Australian-born Murdoch, who is a US citizen, and Texan Hall were first pictured together in October at the Rugby World Cup final in London.

© – AFP 2015

Read: It’s official: Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall tie the knot in London >

Read: ‘What’s the big deal about Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch? There were 22 years between my parents’ >

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