|Born||India Amanda Caroline Hicks
5 September 1967
|Partner(s)||David Flint Wood|
|Parents||David Nightingale Hicks
Lady Pamela Hicks
The third child of Lady Pamela Mountbatten and David Nightingale Hicks, a celebrated interior designer of the 1960s and 1970s. Through her maternal grandfather, The Earl Mountbatten of Burma, she is a second cousin to The Prince of Wales, who is also her godfather.
Raised in London and Oxfordshire, she was educated at Gordonstoun until she was expelled for entertaining boys in her room, and spent holidays at the family estate in Ireland and at her father's self-designed and built Bahamian-holiday home. In 1981, she served as bridesmaid to Lady Diana Spencer at her wedding to the Prince.
Aged 17, she drove from England to Italy to meet designer Emilio Pucci. On arrival, he made her model all of his catsuits. Hicks later moved to New York, and developed a career as a model in the 1980s and 1990s, working for Ralph Lauren and J. Crew, and featuring in Tatler magazine.
Hicks has four children with her boyfriend, interior designer turned hotelier David Flint Wood:
- Felix Austen Flint Wood (born 23 May 1997 Miami, Florida)
- Amory John Flint Wood (born 25 June 1999 Miami, Florida)
- Conrad Lorenzo Flint Wood (born 25 April 2003 Miami, Florida)
- Domino Carmen Flint Wood (born 17 December 2007 Miami, Florida)
All of her children are excluded from the line of succession to the British throne because all four were born out of wedlock. The family lives in the Bahamas in a plantation-style house Hibiscus Hill, which was featured in an article in the overseas property magazine A Place in the Sun in June 2008.
|Ancestors of India Hicks|
|Line of succession to the British Throne||Succeeded by
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
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