Secret Gibraltar wedding for Margaret Thatcher's son

The son of the former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher has married in Gibraltar in secret. The wedding took place last Thursday.

Sir Mark Thatcher remarried in a low-key register office ceremony, attended only by three friends sworn to secrecy.

He married Sarah Russell, the sister of Viscountess Rothermere after a three-year courtship.

"Sarah and I knew from a very early stage that this was special and marriage had always seemed the inevitable outcome," Sir Mark told The Sunday Telegraph.

"We are both absolutely delighted that it's now official. We were determined to keep the day for ourselves and only had three close friends at the ceremony and they kept it a secret for us.

"The last thing we had wanted to do was to have it turned into any kind of media event."