After Nicky Hilton’s spectacular Kensington Palace wedding last week, which took place at The Orangery on the grounds of William and Kate’s home, the heiress was surely in need of some time away. She and husband James Rothschild jetted off to Botswana for a luxurious safari, and Nicky has shared some special moments – and an encounter with the world’s smallest thief – with fans.
The 31-year-old beauty shared a picture of a monkey with an apple in its mouth, telling the story of how it came to have the apple with her caption: “This sneaky monkey broke into my room this morning. He unlocked the front door and stole candy and this apple from my desk”.
Another image shows how she and her banker husband are spending their dreamy break – she is pictured sitting in a four-by-four vehicle just feet away from a grazing elephant. “Honeymoon adventures”, she wrote simply alongside the snap, which shows her dressed for the outdoors in a blue long-sleeved shirt, a pair of jeans, ankle boots and protection from the sun with a Fedora hat.
The heiress also naturally has on her new wedding ring, which is given pride of place in the shot as her hand is resting on her leg.
Not only did Nicky and James marry in teh grounds of Prince William and Kate’s home, but it seems that the bride also drew some wedding dress inspiration from the Duchess when it came to her wedding dress.
She married her banker heir beau wearing a stunning $77,000 Valentino Haute Couture gown featuring a high-neck line, a flowing train and a show-stopping lace veil. With its lace sleeves, bodice detailing, cinched waist and flowing skirt, the look was highly reminiscent of Kate’s wedding dress. The royal also sported a lace veil on her wedding day in 2011.
Another parallel between the couples is that safaris played a part in the nuptial process – while Nicky and James have opted to celebrate their wedding with a honeymoon on safari, William proposed to Kate on safari in Kenya in 2010.