Hotel heiress Nicky Hilton, the sister of famous socialite Paris Hilton, has tied the knot with James Rothschild, a scion of Europe's most prestigious banking family.
The wedding was held at Princess Diana's former residence, Kensington Palace in London, England on July 10. The bride wore a gorgeous couture Valentino gown, and was accompanied by her sister Paris, and parents Rick and Kathy Hilton.
Prominent guests included Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, as well as Thomas Von Straubenzee, a close friend of Prince William, who was recently named godfather to his daughter Princess Charlotte.
Former and probable future First Daughter, Chelsea Clinton was also in attendance with her husband Marc Mezvinsky.
It was a dynastic marriage of sorts, with both the bride and groom coming from vast family fortunes on both sides of the Atlantic. Nicky Hilton is the great-granddaughter of Hotelier Conrad Hilton; her grandfather and Conrad's son, Barron Hilton, is estimated to have a fortune worth around $2.5 billion. But he has pledged to donate 97% of his worth to charity.
Still there is much to go around, since Nicky's father Rick is a successful realtor, while Nicky herself runs a successful business in the world of fashion.
James Rothschild, on the other hand, comes from an older lineage. His ancestor Mayer Amschel Rothschild, founded an international banking dynasty in the late 1700s. His numerous descendants have varying wealth, but the entire clan is estimated to be worth around at least $350 billion.