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Italy to host two fairytale weddings

Nick Squires in Rome

Published 27/08/2011 | 05:00

ITALY will host two lavish, multimillion-euro weddings today, when the daughter of billionaire Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone marries in a castle near Rome and film director Sofia Coppola ties the knot in a palace in the sun-baked south of the country.

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Petra Ecclestone (22, far right) is to marry her British businessman boyfriend James Stunt (28) in the fairytale Odescalchi Castle, a 15th-century fortress in the village of Bracciano, 30 miles north of Rome. Among the guests will be Paris Hilton (right).

Entertainment for the 250 guests will be provided by the Black Eyed Peas, the chart-topping American pop group, and Eric Clapton, at a reputed cost of €1.1m.

A few hundred miles to the south, Coppola (40), the daughter of 'The Godfather' and 'Apocalypse Now' director Francis Ford Coppola, will marry Thomas Mars (35). (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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