I wanted to do a little more on India Hicks and how cool she really is. I found an interview she did for the Wall Street Journal that I loved. Read on – I am sure you will love her as much as I do – in fact, I want to be her… jewelry and interior designer, beautiful, lives in the Bahamas, British royalty and all around member of the jet set!
“When asked if she has spoken to her godfather, the Prince of Wales, recently, India Hicks responded with a laugh, “I imagine he’s quite busy.” One could say the same of Ms. Hicks. Although the daughter of the late English interior designer David Hicks and Lady Pamela Mountbatten resides on remote Harbour Island in the Bahamas year-round, her schedule might just rival that of her royal cousin.
Her diamond-dotted line of graphic silver and gold charms, bracelets and earrings is inspired in part by her father’s obsession with monograms. “They decorated everything,” she said. “The door of my mother’s car, the sides of our suitcases, brown paper notepads with a simple white ‘H’ at the top, even my father’s cigarette case.” Mr. Hicks also incorporated alphabet prints into his home furnishings and a line of ties and scarves in the 1970s that were favorites of Prince Charles and the Queen, respectively.
Associated PressMs. Hicks (back row, left) as a bridesmaid at Prince Charles and Diana’s wedding.
My beauty secret is sleep. Unfortunately I’ve been pathetic and am launching a website and a jewelry line at the same time so I’m getting about six. Eight hours a night would be luxurious!
I’d liked to have lived as Cleopatra. She didn’t take any crap from anyone, had lots of children out of wedlock, was intelligent and witty, known for her abilities and was a good stateswoman. I like most that she didn’t take any crap.
I never take off my mother’s diamond line bracelet. It’s an old-fashioned term for a simple, very thin, discreet row of diamonds. My mother used to stack them with others—rubies and emeralds—but I just wear the one.
The thing I’m most looking forward to when I cover the royal wedding is the car to the airport. Just kidding. It’s the lead-up to the day that’s really fun—Regent Street is already so beautiful with decorations. It’s the wonderful side of being British, how we embrace these events. I’m really excited and flattered and proud to be a royal in it.
My fondest childhood memory is munching on Bassett’s Liquorice Allsorts. They were my life raft at Gordonstoun boarding school in Scotland, where Prince Charles also went. I can’t get them on the island, so friends bring some from England—then my family has to hide them from me.”
—Edited from an interview by Alexa Brazilian