India Hicks has lived quite a life in her 43 years. A British royal, who is the second cousin and goddaughter of Prince Charles, she was introduced to the world stage at age 13, as one of Princess Diana's bridesmaids. Her mother, Pamela Hicks, a daughter of Countess Mountbatten of Burma and the last Viceroy of India, was a bridesmaid to Queen Elizabeth. And India's father, David Hicks, is the iconic 1960s and '70s interior designer known for his geometric patterns and vivid colors on textiles and carpets.
India Hicks has been a top fashion model for Ralph Lauren and Tods, an entrepreneur who created the Island Living body and home fragrance line for Crabtree and Evelyn, and a TV host on the second season of the Bravo series "Top Design."
She's done most of it while raising four kids about as far away from pomp and circumstance as you can get -- at her home in Harbour Island, Bahamas. There, she is also a hotelier and co-owner of the boutique Sugar Mill Trading Co. Oh yeah, she's an author too; her latest book titled "Island Life" is full of photos of the lush plantation house she shares with her husband David Flint Wood.
But now, after several exhausting months of being a TV talking head during that other royal wedding, India is taking on a new role, as a jewelry designer.