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2018 Featured Keynote Speaker

We are excited to welcome India Hicks as our keynote speaker for 2018. India is an aristocrat, author, former model, present-day designer, mother of five, and lifestyle guru. The granddaughter of the Earl and Countess Mountbatten of Burma, India, she was born in 1967. India is the daughter of noted interior decorator David Nightingale Hicks and Lady Pamela Hicks. She is second cousin to the Prince of Wales, who is also her godfather, and she served as a bridesmaid when he wed Lady Diana Spencer. In the 1980s and 1990s, she modeled for Emilio Pucci, Ralph Lauren, and J.Crew. In 2007, she hosted Bravo’s Top Design for ABC and ITV. She was also a commentator on the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. In 2015, she founded India Hicks, Inc., a lifestyle brand. She has authored three books, the most recent of which, Island Style, was on The New York Times best seller list. She and her partner, also a designer, live in the Bahamas and maintain a home in Oxfordshire, England. We cannot wait to have her in Lexington!