Er, no. I would not. My father did though, but as he was the non resident parent and we were barely speaking at the time it didn't actually do any more damage to our relationship than had already been done. It certainly didn't help.
Little girls like to be bridesmaids etc and given 60% of second marriages with chidlren fail it doesn't sound the best footing to start it on. So if her youngest was 3 when she spilt up from their father I wonder when the relationship with the new husband started and he's 19 years older and lives on a different continent.
It certainly is puzzling including the rush to marry when you live on different continents and children are still little and you've a huge age gap (unless I suppose he's on his last legs and very wealthy)
Xenia - she's also very wealthy! And she's known him for years....first crush maybe?
She's an, er, interesting person. I was at Uni (Oxford) with her, and saw her in the debating chamber a lot, and it was clear even then that she intended to Be Somebody. She was a rock journo from an early age and was also very Tory, and very political in the Union ( she was secretary at one point; a position which involved canvassing the public vote)