Lady Kitty Spencer couldn’t contain her excitement as she waited to see a new portrait of her at Claridge’s in London.
The 30-year-old fashionista and model, who is Princess Diana’s niece, wore a striking patterned dress with a plunging neckline as she leaned against the bar in anticipation in The Painter’s Room bar – a new drinking spot at the iconic hotel.
Her image is to appear in the Talking Heads gallery and has been sketched by renowned fashion illustrator David Downton.
Posting the elegant picture on Instagram to her 755,000 followers, the blonde aristocrat said: “Trying to play it cool, but over the moon to see my portrait by @daviddownton hanging in the Talking Heads gallery.”
Lady Kitty recently married billionaire Michael Lewis, 62, a South African fashion tycoon and chairman of the group that owns British high street chains Whistles and Phase Eight, in an epic four-day affair in Italy.
She wore a magnificent Dolce & Gabbana gown that took six months to craft and was said to be worth about £60,000.
The model also wore five other looks, all said to have cost about the same amount.
The whole wedding, which took place at the £20,000-a-night Villa Aldobrandini in Rome and included a lavish wedding welcome dinner and day after lunch, is said to have cost £1 million.
Speaking about when she had her family saw the dress for the first time, she told a podcast: “Just to see the experience through their eyes, too.
“It was my brother’s first time in Milan, and first time seeing a sibling in a wedding dress, and it was really an emotional day for all of us that I don’t think we’ll ever forget.”
Those in attendance at the star-studded event included pop star Pixie Lott, Viscountess Emma Weymouth and Made in Chelsea favourite, Mark Francis Vandelli.
Other guests included Michael’s grown-up children and Lady Kitty’s sisters Eliza and Amelia.
They were also joined by a host of other family and friends to celebrate the marriage.
Lady Kitty is the daughter of Diana’s brother, Earl Spencer.
Many of the guests were also wearing clothing from the Italian fashion house, Dolce & Gabanna, in a nod to the idyllic wedding location.
News the pair were an item broke back in 2018 and the pair announced their engagement in late 2019.
They are believed to have been introduced by former Defence Secretary, Liam Fox.
Lewis’ three sons from his marriage to Leola Lewis have reportedly formed a close bond with Lady Kitty.
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