Heir Kenneth Fok and China's Olympic diving queen to tie the knot

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 03 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 26 October, 2016, 2:38pm

Kenneth Fok Kai-kong, a grandson of late billionaire Henry Fok Ying-tung, will next week marry his sweetheart, China's diving queen Guo Jingjing.

The couple have been under intense media scrutiny over the past few days after news leaked about a planned HK$15 million extravaganza.

Now it is official: the wedding banquets will held over two days, in Guangzhou and Hong Kong. The first will take place on November 10 at Nansha Grand Hotel - Nansha is the Foks' hometown - and at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai a day later.

Trimaran, a public relations firm co-founded by celebrity businesswoman Pansy Ho Chiu-king, which is handling media inquiries about the banquets, was tight-lipped when asked for further details yesterday.

"The couple would like to give their guests a surprise," a Trimaran agent said.

The guest list will read like a who's who of the sporting, business, entertainment and political circles. Earlier reports said the formal wedding would be held on Thursday at the Fok family's mansion in Pok Fu Lam.

Guo, 31, and Fok, 33, met in 2004. She is a retired diving Olympic gold medallist while he is the eldest son of Timothy Fok Tsun-ting and vice-president of the Fok Ying Tung Group.