The war is over: Ben Goldsmith and Kate Rothschild share an embrace as they reunite at memorial service for Marquess of Londonderry after ending bitter feud
18:59 GMT, 3 October 2012
They ended their bitter feud last month, and financier Ben Goldsmith and his estranged wife Kate Rothschild looked to have put the past firmly behind them as they embraced at a memorial service today.
The pair stood side by side and briefly chatted to each other before entering the service for the Marquess of Londonderry, Goldsmith's uncle, who died in June.
Kate, who was dressed in a brown and black polka dot top with black trousers, supported her former partner as he greeted guests including Princess Michael of Kent and TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp.
Reunited: Ben Goldsmith and his estranged wife Kate Rothschild pictured together as they attend a memorial service for The Marquess of Londonderry, Goldsmith's uncle
Warm embrace: The estranged couple looked to have put their differences behind them as they greeted each other outside St. Paul's Church in Knightsbridge
Goldsmith's older sister Jemima Khan and her sons Sulaiman and Qasim Khan were also at the memorial service, which was held at St. Paul's Church in Knightsbridge.
The former couple's public
reconciliation came just weeks after their very public spat over Kate's
alleged affair with 36-year-old rapper Jay Electronica.
Following an exchange of angry insults on Twitter, Goldsmith branded his wife of nine years ‘appalling’ for calling police over an altercation at their 20million Kensington home.
And following the publication of an interview in Vogue magazine – in which Kate, 30, talked about her friendship with the US star – Goldsmith posted a Twitter message saying: ‘Someone please shut this girl up.’
The estranged couple, who have three children together, had agreed to put an end to their public attacks in June, but renewed hostilities again the following month.
Support: The pair looked comfortable together after putting an end to their public feud
In a joint statement released through a PR company at the time, they said: 'It is a matter of regret to us that, at a time when our emotions and those of our friends have run high, things have been said in public which should have been kept private.
‘We accept our full share of responsibility for this. There will be no further comment, either directly or indirectly, from us on any aspect of our family’s private life.’
Police arrested Mr Goldsmith, 31, youngest son of late billionaire Sir James Goldsmith, at the couple’s Kensington home in April on suspicion of actual bodily harm.
Acrimonious: The Goldsmiths called time on their nine-year marriage amid revelations of Kate's alleged affair with US rapper Jay Electronica, pictured
Moving on: The 31-year-old financier with new love Jemima Jones
He later accepted a caution for assault before announcing he was filing for divorce on the grounds of adultery after he found explicit texts and emails on his wife's mobile phone.
However relations between the pair have since warmed, with them enjoying a lunch date together earlier this month.
Goldsmith is now dating film producer Jemima Jones, 25, and was recently overheard revealing that he plans to introduce her to Kate.
Newlyweds: Ben and Kate tied the knot when they were just 23 and 21 respectively
'I am going to introduce her to Kate in the next two weeks,’ the financier and environmentalist Ben told his sister-in-law Alice at a fundraiser for anti-factory farming campaign Pig Business at London restaurant Sake No Hana.
'Kate doesn’t love me any more – she doesn’t care.’
Goldsmith has known his wife, an heir to the Rothschild banking fortune, since they were teenagers and the couple were married in 2003.