12 FEB 2019
Horatio "Dickie" Hicks
On 12th February 2019, Mrs Kata Hicks (b.1981), the estranged wife of Ashley Hicks (b.1963) announced the birth of their second child - Horatio Valentine Christopher Alessandro Hicks, at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, Chelsea, London. Kata and her husband separated prior to the baby's birth.
Ashley, a god-son of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh (b. 1921) is the only son of The Lady Pamela Hicks (née Mountbatten) (b.1929) and her late husband David Nightingale Hicks (1929-1998). The baby, who is in the line of succession to the Throne is a very modern child - as he has (like his brother Caspian) his own Instagram account! Click HERE to view it.
At the time of his birth, it was announced that Lady Pamela had asked that the latest member of the family would be known as "Dickie" - the family nickname originally used by the child's great-grandfather - Mountbatten.