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George Osborne marries former aide in wedding attended by big names from politics

Former chancellor George Osborne has married his former aide and a string of high-profile politicians were among the 200 guests who attended his wedding.

Mr Osborne married Thea Rogers at the 14th Century St Mary’s Church in the Somerset village of Bruton, where they own a property.

Among those who attended the ceremony were former prime minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha, former chancellor Sajid Javid and Levelling-Up Secretary Michael Gove.

Also present were Lord Hague and his wife Ffion, former health secretary Matt Hancock, ex-governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney, as well as Labour heavyweight Ed Balls and his wife Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary.

BRUTON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: A wellwisher throws confetti as former UK Chancellor George Osborne and Thea Rogers leave after their wedding at St Mary's Church, on July 8, 2023 in Bruton, England. (Photo by Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)
A woman throws confetti as former UK Chancellor George Osborne as he and Thea Rogers leave St Mary’s Church, in Bruton (Photo: Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)

After the smiling couple emerged from the church as the bells rang they posed for photographs.

The service, which lasted nearly an hour, included music from Beethoven’s Ode To Joy and Hubert Parry’s Jerusalem.

As the pair left the church a woman walked up to the pair and threw orange confetti over them from a Union flag paper bag.

The smartly-dressed woman quickly fled smiling after being approached by two members of security.

Afterwards environmental campaign group Just Stop Oil appeared to suggest the woman’s actions were part of a protest when they retweeted a video of the incident, saying: “You look good in orange George Osborne – congratulations to the newlyweds.”

But later Mr Osborne’s spokesperson told Sky News the couple did not think it was a protest and the individual did not say anything.

The orange confetti appeared to be similar to that scattered by Just Stop Oil protesters at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

After quitting the House of Commons, Mr Osborne became editor of the Evening Standard newspaper.

Bruton has been dubbed “the Notting Hill of the West” due to the number of celebrities living there.

Mr Osborne’s representatives have been contacted by i for comment.

Additional reporting by Press Association.

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