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Keira Knightley got married in secret in the south of France on today.



The actress, 28, exchanged vows with James Righton, 29, in a low-key ceremony, with just 11 of her closest friends and family.



Mr and Mrs Righton, as they have now become, tied the knot at the town hall in Mazan, a small town around 12 miles from Marseilles.



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NON EXCLUSIVE PICTURE: MATRIXPICTURES.CO.UK PLEASE CREDIT ALL USES UK RIGHTS ONLY Keira Knightley got married in secret in the south of France on today. The actress, 28, exchanged vows with James Righton, 29, in a low-key ceremony, with just 11 of her closest friends and family. Mr and Mrs Righton, as they have now become, tied the knot at the town hall in Mazan, a small town around 12 miles from Marseilles. MAY 4th 2013 REF: MXP 132978 HIELY Cyril

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NON EXCLUSIVE PICTURE: MATRIXPICTURES.CO.UK PLEASE CREDIT ALL USES UK RIGHTS ONLY Keira Knightley got married in secret in the south of France on today. The actress, 28, exchanged vows with James Righton, 29, in a low-key ceremony, with just 11 of her closest friends and family. Mr and Mrs Righton, as they have now become, tied the knot at the town hall in Mazan, a small town around 12 miles from Marseilles. MAY 4th 2013 REF: MXP 132978 HIELY Cyril

SHE may be worth more than £30m (€35.6m) but Hollywood star Keira Knightley opted for simplicity over celebrity chic in a classically low key wedding in France.

The actress married her musician boyfriend, with the ceremony being sealed with a simple 'oui' at the altar over the weekend.

Knightley (28) wed James Righton in a small town-hall ceremony in the south of France, with just a handful of friends and relatives present.

The star, who first found fame in 'Bend It Like Beckham' and has since appeared in the 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' films as well as 'Pride And Prejudice', 'Anna Karenina' and 'Atonement', wore a short, strapless, off-white dress with a tulle skirt and a jacket said to be by Chanel.

Her new husband, the keyboardist in indie rock band Klaxons, wore a dark blue suit and a pale blue skinny tie for the occasion.

Knightley – the face of Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle perfume – completed her relaxed, chic look with a garland of flowers around her head and ballet pumps.

Local mayor Aime Navello said he carried out the 30-minute ceremony in French with the help of a translator.

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"As is customary, I asked Keira first if she would accept James," he said.

"We had wondered whether they might reply 'I do' like the English. In fact, as we posed the question in both French and English, they both replied with a 'Oui' and a 'Yes'.

The couple, who became engaged last summer and have recently moved to a multi-million pound home in east London, left the ceremony in Mazan, near Avignon, to the applause of their 11 guests and were ushered into a silver Renault Clio.

A reception is believed to have taken place at Knightley's mother Sharman Macdonald's nearby estate, with guests reported to include actress Sienna Miller and designer Karl Lagerfeld.

In an interview last month, Knightley said she did not want an extravagant wedding day. She said: "We're not big wedding types. I don't need to have all that. I'm just trying to enjoy the engagement bit."

The pair were introduced to each other by a mutual friend, TV presenter Alexa Chung, after Knightley split up from her boyfriend of five years, 'Pride And Prejudice' co-star Rupert Friend.Knightley recently appeared on 'The Sunday Times' Rich List with a fortune of £30m.

Irish Independent