Friday, September 14, 2018

Ashley and Kata Hicks: separated

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It was on August 24 that Kata Hicks, the wife of  interior designer Ashley Hicks, a godson of Prince Philip, announced, naturally, on Instagram that she was expecting a second baby, only seven months after the birth of the couple's first son, Caspian.   Now two weeks later comes the news that couple have separated.

The Daily Mail's gossip columnist, Sebastian Shakespeare, broke the news of the separation yesterday.

Ashley Hicks, 55,  and  American Kata Sharkey de Solis, 36  were introduced on Instagram more than three years ago by illustrator Donald Robertson. They became engaged only a month after they were introduced.

Kata has moved out of the Ashley's Oxfordshire home, The Grove,  and, according to friends, she is "extremely stress at being deserted."

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One friend told Shakespeare:  "He's left her but he is hoping they will be able to have a good relationship."

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Ashley is the second of three children of the late designer David Hicks and the Lady Pamela Mountbatten, younger daughter of the late Earl Mountbatten of Burma.  He has two sisters, Edwina Brudenell, and India Hicks.

Kata is expecting a second boy later this year.

Ashley's first marriage to Italian Allegra Tondato ended in divorce in 2009.  They have two grown daughters, Angelica and Ambrosia.

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