Tamara Ecclestone marries Jay Rutland at the Cap Ferat campsite
GILD the cobbles and have the staff set the sun to 78 degrees over Cap Ferat. Tamara Eccelstone, 28, has found a new way to spunk her dad, billionaire F1 boss Bernie’s piles of cash. She’s getting married.
When her sister Petra married James Stunt she moved into a house so large it had its own seat at the UN. Petra told us about the place she called home:
“I did have a wrapping room, but I can’t giftwrap, so it was useless.’ On the other hand, ‘we’ve kept the gym, beauty salons, the bowling alley and the cinema. But we’ve only used the cinema once and I’ve never been in the pool.”
Is it the pool or is it the en-suite tub? Tamara has a bath made of crystal at her £45m home. It costs £1million. Of course, it could be better. The problem with being very rich is that you can never be truly happy with that you’ve got. The £1million bath tub offers no decent views of the London skyline. There is no space for a Filipino woman’s hands to emerge from and rub your feet. You could always throw more money at it. And the thought of improvement spoils the joy of what it is. As Tamara told Hello!:
“The glass of life is always half-full for me.”
(But never empty. See the butler topping it up.)
Petra’s wedding at Odescalchi Castle, 30 miles north of Rome, was a display of riches. The guest scarfed £4,000-a-bottle Château Petrus wine, listened to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Black Eyed Peas, ate caviar, calamari, ravioli, lamb chop and chocolate pudding, and defectated in the luxury toilets hand stitched together by imported British craftsmen. Petra wore an £80,000 dress.
Will Tamara aim to top that as she ties the knot with Jay Rutland, 31?
Surely, she must.
In 2012, Tamara showed us he 120 pairs of Louboutins and 30 Hermes birkin bags worth at least £5000 each. Earlier that year, Petra revealed that she has a cupboard specially for bags. In 2012, she told us:
“I hate buying a bag you can tell is last season. I have around 25 and a cupboard specially for them.”
Petra has 25 big bags. Tamara got 30.
So, then, to Hotel Grand du Cap-Ferrat, to see Tamara marry a man the Times calls “a banned stockbroker from Essex”.
Things to note:
The “Blessing Wall” – a bank of pink and white peonies, roses and hydrangeas that occupies a spot below the 20-piece orchestra.
Elton John performed at the a pre-party party.
Lionel Richie will sing All Night Long for the all-important first dance
Faces to spot: Duchess of York, Paris Hilton, Jason Statham and “some of Jay’s friends from Essex”.
The Times has hit upon the problem with being very rich. You can only truly mix with very rich others. The Times says the pier at Cap-Ferat had been “cleared for incoming yachts”. The super-rich love nothing more than parking big boats by other super-rich people. As such, the lives of the rich become limited. It’s not a harbour. It’s a campsite for the for small-world livers…