Bizarrely the billionaire had to help them from a sailing incident.
In a bizarre reversal of roles Sr Richard Branson was called to save newlyweds Sir Ben Ainslie and Georgie Thompson as they sailed around his private Necker Island, reports CaughtOffside.
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The four-time Olympic gold medalist and his new wife – the former Sky Sports presenter and current voice of BBC Radio 5 Live’s ‘Fighting Talk’ – were sailing near Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands when they had trouble with the main sail.
Experienced sailor Ainslie radioed in to the billionaire businessman who launched a rescue mission with his staff to save the couple.
“Seeing as Ben is one of the greatest sailors of all time. What we didn’t expect to see was his boat getting into trouble!” Branson wrote on his blog.
“With no harm done, Ben was able to see the funny side – after all, stranger things have happened at sea.
“We are now hosting him and Georgie on the island for a few days.”
Ainslie and Thompson were wed on December 20 at Hampton Court Palace.