Lady Tatiana Mountbatten married her startup founder boyfriend Alexander ‘Alick’ Dru in a ceremony at Winchester Cathedral today.
The Marquess of Milford Haven’s 32-year-old daughter, a first cousin of the Queen, was pictured stepping out of the wedding car as she arrived at the venue.
True to tradition, Lady Tatiana wore a veil covering her face while waiting to enter the cathedral.
She opted for a full-length white wedding dress, with cap sleeves and an intricate sash that appeared to be decorated with white pearls.
The bride wore white: Lady Tatiana wore a traditional white dress with a full skirt and cap sleeves for her wedding to Alick Dru at Winchester Cathedral today
The Queen’s distant cousin, Tatiana was photographed stepping out of the wedding car just before the ceremony
Tatiana opted for a traditional bridal look for her big day, donning a long white dress and veil
Among the guests was Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, who previously congratulated the couple on their engagement when they announced it on social media.
Footage from the day shows Cressida Bonas, a former girlfriend of Prince Harry, heading to the ceremony.
Lady Tatiana revealed in January that Alick popped the question, descending on bent the knee while the couple were on a skiing holiday in the Alps.
The old Etonian had taken the sparkler with him to Verbier, Switzerland, and had chosen the romantic location at the top of the mountain for the proposal.
The bride wore a long veil over her white wedding dress, which featured a deep V in the back and an intricate sash
Guests were pictured as they made their way to the ceremony at Winchester Cathedral today, for the wedding of Lady Tatiana and Alick Dru
Guests including Tatiana’s father George Mountbatten (centre) posed for photos on the wedding day
When Tatiana posted about the engagement on Instagram, Cressida Bonas was among those who congratulated the couple on their engagement news, writing, “Beauties.”
Close friend Violet Manners, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland who was on holiday in Verbier at the same time, also shared her best wishes, writing: “Yes yes yes yes yes!” I’m so happy to see you both shine this week. Big love xxxx.’
Society beauties Sabrina Percy, Hum Fleming and Flora Ogilvy also shared their excitement.
On top of the world! Lady Tatiana revealed she was engaged by sharing a series of candid snaps shared on Instagram in January
Love is in the air: Old Etonian Alick had taken the sparkler with him to Verbier, Switzerland, and chosen the romantic location at the top of the mountain for the marriage proposal. Pictured, in Instagram snaps
It’s time to celebrate! The couple beam in the candid snaps taken moments after the engagement, with dressage rider Tatiana wrapping her arm around Alick
Equestrian Lady Tatiana is the eldest child of 60-year-old George Mountbatten – whose brother Lord Ivar Mountbatten is the first openly gay member of the royal family – and his first wife Sarah Georgina Walker. He is now married to Clare, 61.
His younger brother Henry, 30, is Count of Medina.
Although he doesn’t quite have the same social status as his new fiancée, Alick’s family tree is still dotted with landed gentry.
The 30-year-old – whose full name is Alexander Bernard Molyneux Dru – is the son of Auberon Alexander Bernard Dru and Catherine Margaret Norden, who married in Somerset in 1989.
His father, known as Bernard, was the son of Major Alexander Dru and Gabriel Mary Hermione Herbert, and was a descendant of John Vesey, 4th Viscount Vesci, and Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, 4th Earl Carnarvon.
Royal links: A family tree showing Tatiana Mountbatten’s link to the Queen and Prince Philip
Proud father: Equestrian Lady Tatiana is the eldest child of George Mountbatten – whose brother Lord Ivar Mountbatten is the first openly gay member of the royal family – and his first wife Sarah Georgina Walker. He is now married to Claire. Pictured are George and Clare
Along with his wife, Bernard now runs Bernard Dru Oak Ltd, which produces and installs high quality oak flooring, ‘sustainably sourced’ from the forests of the Haddeo Valley. They live at Bickham Manor in Timberscome, Somerset.
Alick was educated at Eton and studied history at Oxford before finding Tripr, a social travel app, for “travellers”. [who] would like to meet other travellers, as well as their friends.
After working on Tripr, Alick founded Spiers Tutoring, before leaving the world of start-ups to join the M&A team of management consulting firm Strategy&.
This was followed by a two-year stint as an investor with SoftBank Investment Advisers.
Now Alick is back in the startup world.
In July 2021, he founded a so-called stealth startup, a startup that operates in stealth mode, i.e. avoids public attention. This may be done to hide information from competitors or, as part of a marketing strategy, to manage public image.
Meanwhile, Tatiana, who trained under Olympian Charlotte Dujardin, was educated at the elite private £12,000-a-year Millfield School in Street, Somerset.
Horse mad: Dressage rider Tatiana, who trained under Olympian Charlotte Dujardin, was educated at the elite £12,000-a-year private Millfield School in Street, Somerset
Society beauty: Lady Tatiana Mountbatten at a Tatler party (left) and at Royal Ascot with Alick
Horse-mad Lady Tatiana once wanted to be a ski instructor, but now works training dressage horses.
His father George, a polo player, inflated his fortune by founding and selling the price comparison company uSwitch, and is believed to live in Switzerland.
After stints in Denmark and Germany, ‘Tatty’ has settled in Windsor, where she runs a very chic stable.
Her personal website reads, “All you really need to know is that I spend every day doing what I love more than anything; ride a horse.
“I am a professional dressage rider based in Windsor. Here I train a couple of my own horses and horses that have been trained with me by great people who have trusted me with their horse’s education and career.
“I run monthly home dressage clinics in West Sussex, Great Trippetts Polo Club to be specific.”
Tatiana is also training as a psychotherapist.