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Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall get married in London

Couple tie the knot at Spencer House and will hold a church ceremony on Fleet Street tomorrow

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and model Jerry Hall have married after a whirlwind romance.

They tied the knot at Spencer House in London, described as "one of the most sumptuous private residences ever built" in the capital.

Hall wore a navy knee-length skirt, black tights, trench coat and flat shoes and "flashed her wedding ring and smiled for the cameras" as the couple left the building, the Daily Mail reports.

Her 84-year-old groom wore a matching navy suit, white shirt and pale blue tie.

They are expected to hold a private ceremony on Saturday at St Bride's Church on Fleet Street, which calls itself the "spiritual home of all who work in the media".

Murdoch and Hall were first pictured together in October, at the Rugby Union World Cup Final in London, and reportedly got engaged in Los Angeles in January. 

Their engagement was announced last month in the classified section of The Times newspaper, which is owned by Murdoch's News Corporation company.

A source told the Daily Mirror at the time: "Rupert is smitten. He's very happy because she makes him laugh and they get along so well. They're having a great time together."

Murdoch is thought to be the 77th richest person in the world, with a media empire controlling 120 newspapers in five countries, including Britain's The Sun and The Times. He also owns HarperCollins publishers and the US television network Fox.

His 59-year-old fiancée was one of the world's top supermodels, regularly gracing the covers of the likes of Vogue and Cosmopolitan. She is also a successful actress and has appeared on television and in films, along with theatre productions in both London and New York.

Murdoch has been married three times previously, most notably to businesswoman Wendi Deng, while this is Hall's first official marriage after her 1990 Balinese wedding ceremony with former partner Sir Mick Jagger, with whom she has four children, was declared invalid. The couple were together for 22 years before splitting in 1999.

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