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Fifi to follow in her mum Paula's bridal footsteps

THE daughter of Bob Geldof is to walk down the aisle wearing the same designer as her late mother Paula Yates.

Fifi Trixibelle Geldof revealed that she will say "I do" in a wedding dress made by her godfather, Jasper Conran.

The British couturier also designed a gown for Paula on her big day 30 years ago, when she wed singer Bob in 1986 almost 10 years after they got together.

Paula died of an overdose in 2000.

Fifi, who tends to shy away from the spotlight, shared a picture of her mother's bridal outfit on her social network page last week, with the caption: "Epic dress by my insanely talented godfather."

Fifi (31) and her partner Andrew Robertson (33) have been dating for more than a year and are expected to get hitched next year. It's rumoured they've decided on a July wedding.

Artist Andrew runs an organisation called Dirtybeach which creates sand sculptures on beaches to make sometimes light-hearted political and environmental points.

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News of their engagement was revealed in May, a week after it was reported that Bob Geldof is also planning his nuptials.

Model Jerry Hall, a friend of the singer, announced that he proposed to his girlfriend of 18 years, French actress Jeanne Marin.

Organising the two weddings will no doubt come as a welcome distraction for the family, who have been grieving the loss of Fifi's sister, Peaches (25).

The mother of two was discovered dead at her home in Kent in April.

An inquest has since heard that there were stashes of heroin, burned spoons and almost 80 syringes scattered around the country home that Peaches shared with her husband Thomas Cohen (24) and their two sons.

The court was told that the TV presenter had been trying to wean herself off drugs and was clean five months before she died.

Thomas told the inquest that Peaches relapsed in February and was hiding heroin in their home.

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