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Clooney and Amal to get wed in Italy

George Clooney and his fiancee have posted a legal notice declaring their intention to marry in Italy.

Clooney and Beirut-born lawyer Amal Alamuddin announced their engagement in April, though they have not yet announced a date for their wedding.

A spokesman at the register office at London's Chelsea Old Town Hall confirmed that the couple posted a legal document for a British national who is marrying abroad.

A photo of the notice showed the pair's names, ages and occupations. It also showed they plan a wedding in Italy. The document has since been taken down after being on display for the required 21 days.

It is the second marriage for Clooney (53) and the first for human rights lawyer Alamuddin (36).

APOLOGY

Last month, Clooney refused to accept an apology from the Daily Mail's website over a story claiming his fiancee's mother objected to their marriage.

"The Mail knew the story . . . was false and printed it anyway," he wrote in a statement.

The Mail Online apologised "for any distress caused" by its story, while denying it had been fabricated.

Clooney had accused the Mail of "irresponsibility" and "inciting violence" by claiming Baria Alamuddin objected to him marrying her daughter on religious grounds.

He thanked the Daily Mail for its apology before adding: "Not that I would ever accept it."

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