Just a month after receiving his knighthood, industry legend Sir Jack Petchey tied the knot at the weekend in a ceremony overlooking Tower Bridge.

The 90-year-old married Frances Segelman, now Lady Frances Petchey, a high-profile sculptor whose busts of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh stand in Buckingham Palace.

Family and close friends including Frogmore chief executive Paul White and Galliard Homes chief executive Stephen Conway were in attendance at the Tower Hotel.

“Frances and I have been long-term partners and at 90 it only seemed right not to delay the decision further,” said Sir Jack. “I look forward to many more happy years together.”

Sir Jack, who built his wealth through various interests including car dealing, taxis and travel as well as property, received his knighthood for services to young people in the New Year’s Honours list. His foundation has invested £100m in helping youngsters achieve their ambitions.