In August 2018, Vicky Pattinson, daughter of the late musician Brian Pattinson and member of the British royal family, became engaged to her longtime boyfriend, David Tennant. Since then, the couple has frequently spoken about their new married life and love stories in interviews, including an appearance on Ellen’s chat show. Here, we bring you some of the most revealing moments from their big day.
Vicky And David’s Romantic Proposal
On 8 August 2018, the pair made appearances at London’s famous High Court to wed. Just two days earlier, they had held a private ceremony in London, where they exchanged vows and rings. As the daughter of a prince and the sister of two other members of the royal family, Vicky is guaranteed to become a queen one day. She wore a custom-made cream-colored lace dress with a fitted bodice and an oversized skirt that billowed as she walked for the cameras. In addition to serving as maid of honor to her sister Emily, Vicky’s cousin Lily-Rose and her best friend Billie, she was escorted to the wedding ceremony by three of her favorite dogs, Bear and Molly. A month later, the happy couple honeymooned in Italy, where they visited Venice and Mount Etna.
The couple’s engagement and wedding was covered by every major publication in the U.K. In addition to wedding announcements in The Times and The Sun, fans of the TV show Downton Abbey were treated to a special glimpse of the newlyweds during a wedding photo shoot for the show. The two-day wedding ceremony was followed by a wedding reception at London’s Guild Hall, which was hosted by the Duchess of Cambridge and featured speeches from Prime Minister Theresa May and Prince William. Guests enjoyed canapés and wedding cake, before sitting down to a three-course meal. Following the ceremony, David and Vicky were escorted to the reception by their parents and bridesmaids. After the ceremony, the couple took a walk down the aisle together, and newlywed David held a reception for guests at the nearby Petit Cambell hotel.
First Look At The Painted Veil
After their wedding, Vicky and David spent their honeymoon in Portugal. The newlyweds were first photographed as a couple in the U.K., where they attended the Harry Potter film premiere with their guests. David wore a silver jumpsuit with an embossed HP logo, and Vicky wore an elegant floor-length dress with a high collar. A few days later, they were photographed walking hand in hand through an outdoor Portuguese market. Later that month, Vicky and David were seen strolling through Florence in Italy, with Vicky dressed in a blue dress and clutching a bouquet of white lilies. In one particularly memorable shot, David is seen holding a painting of Vicky while she looks at him, with a dreamy expression on her face.
In September 2018, the newlyweds made their debut as a married couple at a royal event. As well as being seen together for the first time as a married couple, the couple were also photographed on their wedding day. The Sunday Times published an exclusive picture of the newlyweds walking down the aisle together, with David looking dashing in a dark suit and Vicky wearing a stunning pale yellow dress. Following the ceremony, the couple were driven to Windsor for lunch, where they were seated alongside other well-known couples, including Meghan, the Duchess of Megan and Prince William. Later that month, David and Vicky were photographed as a married couple, this time stepping out for a bike ride near their home in London. Vicky wore a colorful dress and a pair of sunglasses, while David opted for a casual blue shirt and black jeans.
On 13 October 2018, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy, Prince Louis of Cambridge. Two days later, David and Vicky were photographed leaving Kensington Palace with their son. The new parents looked adoring as they carried their infant child in a carrier across their chests. After the birth of their child, Vicky expressed her desire to be a hands-on mother in an interview with the Times, saying, “I want to breastfeed him until he’s six years old. I absolutely want to be the best possible parent I can be.”
In the immediate aftermath of their son’s birth, Vicky and David visited several royal palaces, starting with Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where they stayed for a week. One of the highlights of their stay was a tour of Windsor Castle, where they were given a private viewing of the Queen’s crown jewels. While at the Queen’s Scottish residence, the couple were treated to a midnight meal before enjoying an hour of privacy in her private chambers. They also had the opportunity to lay eyes on the King George VI’s diadem, the crown the monarch wore during his reign.
On 18 November 2018, it was announced that Princess Charlotte would be spending a week at her paternal grandparents’ residence, Balmoral Castle. In preparation for the birth of her first child, the Duchess of Cambridge traveled to Scotland for a few days to stay at her parents’ home, Birkhall. While there, she enjoyed a sunnier climate and visited the nearby Dornoch Castle, where she and Prince William went on a walkabout and had lunch with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. On the final day of her visit, Princess Charlotte was finally born.
On the day of their daughter’s birth, David and Vicky were photographed leaving the hospital with their newborn son. The duchess wore a lilac dress while carrying her baby in a buggy, and David held his son wrapped in a purple blanket. The new parents looked overjoyed as they left the hospital, holding hands and beaming at the camera.
A Year Of Growing Pains
From the very beginning, Vicky and David’s story has been covered extensively by the British media, both in person and online. In fact, the year 2018 was such a busy one for the newlyweds that it’s still not over yet. In addition to their son’s birth and a wedding to celebrate, the year began with Vicky being admitted to a hospital in February for fever and dehydration. She recovered in time to attend her first Easter service in April. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a striking red dress and carried a basket full of easter eggs, which she distributed among the crowd. It was also announced that David and Vicky would be sponsoring a hospital wing at the Queen’s London residence, Buckingham Palace. In May, the young family left for their summer holiday in Portugal, but returned to London in August for the hottest month anyone can remember.
In September, Duchess Meghan, the wife of the then-Prince Harry, announced that she and her husband were expecting their first child. On 23 September, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby girl, Princess Aurora. Two days later, the Duchess of Meghan and Prince Harry attended a private christening ceremony for their daughter at St George’s Cathedral in London. Among those present at the ceremony were Queen Elizabeth II, the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Meghan, Prince William, Prime Minister Theresa May and several other members of the British royal family. Following the service, guests made their way to the newly opened High Court building for a champagne reception, where the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Meghan were presented with their baby girls.
The last month of 2018 was also a time of change for David and Vicky. In addition to welcoming their first child into the world, the couple also marked the end of a four-year relationship with the announcement that they were to separate. Just a few days later, Vanity Fair revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge was dating American entrepreneur and media mogul Patrick Stugart. In the same week, Vicky’s father, Brian, also announced that he had married his longtime partner, Tim Nash. The newlyweds celebrated the anniversary of their civil partnership in February 2019 with a romantic candlelit dinner at home. In April 2019, it was announced that Vicky and David would continue their search for a wedding venue with a second ceremony. This time, they would co-opt the historic church of St Mary Abbots, known for its extravagant 19th-century decor.
As 2019 begins, Vicky and David are busy preparing for their second wedding. While it won’t be as luxurious as their first ceremony, they are looking to celebrate in style with close friends and family. In the meantime, fans of the Duchess of Cambridge and the soon-to-be married couple can keep up with all the important details via their social media channels.