American hotel heiress and "365 Style" author Nicky Hilton will say, “I do” to British bank heir James Rothschild on July 10 in London. Prince William and Kate’s London home, Kensington Palace, will host the special ceremony.
Nicky Hilton will walk down the aisle at the palace’s Orangery this summer, Page Six reported on Monday. Located within Kensington Gardens, the Orangery, which is licensed for civil weddings and allows for receptions on its terrace, is just next door to the duke and duchess’s palace home. The venue was built in 1704 as a space for Queen Anne to winter her orange trees.
Just last week, the "365 Style" author enjoyed a fairy-tale themed bridal shower at the Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles. The bridal shower was co-hosted by mom Kathy Hilton and Brenda Richie, Nicole Richie’s mother, People reported. Nicky’s sister, Paris, was not in attendance, since she was traveling to Ibiza for work.
The gathering was attended by Hilton’s friends such as Farrah Aldjufrie, Nancy Davis, Kyle Richards and Lauren King. Though the theme may be whimsical, Hilton received traditional racy bridal shower gifts including lacy red underpants. The bride-to-be also shared a selfie from the shower a week ago, which shows her in front of a giant book cutout that read: “Once Upon a Time: Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild’s Love Story.”
Nicky and James began dating in 2011, after meeting at supermodel Petra Ecclestone and James Stunt's wedding in Italy. The two got engaged in August 2014, when beau Rothschild popped the question while aboard a boat in the middle of Lake Como in Italy, as reported by Us Weekly last year. After the romantic proposal, the couple celebrated their engagement with a road trip throughout England.
Meanwhile, Prince William, Kate and their children are currently staying at their country home in Anmer Hall in Norfolk. It is still unsure when they will be at Kensington Palace -- unless the royal family will head back to London for Princess Charlotte’s baptism. The royal christening reportedly should happen before the queen heads to Scotland for her annual summer break in late July.