|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. Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy to India, he was married to Edwina Ashley, a British socialite and philanthropist.
Raised in London and Oxfordshire, she was educated at Gordonstoun,in Scotland, where her Godfather, The Prince of Wales had been to school before her. 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 Prince Charles.
Aged 17, she drove from England to Italy to meet designer Emilio Pucci. On arrival, he made her model all of his catsuits. Hicks In 1990, Hicks graduated from the New England School of Photography in Boston, MA with a concentration in Color and Editorial photography  and graduated with Honors, she later moved to New York, and developed a career as a model in the 1980s and 1990s, working for Ralph Lauren and J. Crew amongst others, and featuring in Tatler magazine, India was also the face of British brand Viyella.
Hicks renovated and developed several plantation style guest houses and a hotel in the Caribbean with her partner David Flint Wood. India also owns the boutique 'The Sugar Mill'  where she sells clothes, bed linens and eccentricities gathered from her travels around the world.
In 2011, she commentated on the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, for both ITV and ABC; India has been filmed as a royal commentator for the BBC, ABC, Channel 4, NBC, Oprah Winfrey and Larry King. India has created two all-natural body-and-home-fragrance lines with Crabtree & Evelyn since 2006 "Island Living" and "Island Night", she is also a published author of two books Island Beauty and Island Life. India presently designs and sells collections of island inspired bedding on HSN, designs three collections of Fine Jewelry, creatively directs her Ecommerce site and writes a weekly blog at www.indiahicks.com
David Flint Wood is the father of India’s four children Felix, Amory, Conrad and Domino. They have also fostered a Bahamian child, Wesley.
- 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)
|Ancestors of India Hicks|
|Line of succession to the British Throne||Succeeded by
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
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