In what looks to be shaping up as the biggest celebrity wedding since Liza’s, Paul McCartney will marry fiancée Heather Mills on Tuesday at Castle Leslie in the village of Glaslough, Ireland. The couple arrived by helicopter at the 17th-century estate on Sunday. Reuters reports that the couple will wed at a church on the grounds of the 1,000-acre estate, then hold a lakeside reception there for 300 guests, who are said to include fellow surviving Beatle Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton.
The wedding between the rocker and the former model has been preceded by much secrecy surrounding its date and location, though castle owner Sir John Leslie blabbed to the press over the weekend, confirming the nuptial arrangements but telling reporters the plans were ”dead secret.” There have also been reports of a spat last month between the couple that ended with McCartney tossing Mills’ $21,000 engagement ring out a Miami hotel window, followed by a frantic search for the band in the brush outside. (The hotel spokesperson told the New York Post the ring merely ”fell” from the balcony.)
The couple have been engaged since last July. The marriage will be the first for Mills, 34, and the second for McCartney, 59. His first marriage, to photographer-turned-Wings keyboardist Linda McCartney (née Eastman) lasted 29 years, until her death from breast cancer in 1998.