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Kimye's 'wedding surprise'

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have organised a "private surprise" for their wedding guests.

The couple are due to tie the knot on May 24 and for months it was thought they would exchange vows in Paris. It's now been claimed the will hold a private dinner in the French capital on May 23, with guests then flown by private jet to the site of the nuptials in Florence, Italy.

Yesterday it was confirmed the pair had been denied a request to marry at the Palace of Versailles. However, the historic venue will still play a part in the reality TV star and rapper's big day.

"Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have decided to let their guests discover the Château of Versailles during a private surprise tour on Friday, May 23, the eve of their wedding," a statement by the couple and officials at the Louis XIV estate read. "In making this choice, they are contributing to a better understanding and maintaining the exceptional heritage of the castle of Versailles, which is classed a World Heritage site UNESCO."

Among the areas the wedding party will look around include The King's Grand Apartment and the sumptuous gardens which boast lavish fountains.

It's thought Kim and Kanye's wedding is taking place at Forte di Belvedere in Florence which is a 16th century fortress. They are said to have splashed out 300,000 euros on the venue and will have a maximum of 200 people watching them exchange vows. A crane, boxes and crates have been spotted outside the fort.

There remains some confusion about whether the wedding will be filmed by cameras for Kim's TV show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. She has insisted on Twitter that a crew won't be recording it, and this is said to be the reason why Jay Z and Beyoncé Knowles changed their minds about attending. Jay is even said to have agreed to be best man now.

However, RadarOnline has insisted it will feature on the family's programme.

"There will be at least five cameras present at Kim and Kanye’s wedding ceremony and reception which will air on Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” an insider told the publication.

“Yes, Kim did publicly say that they were keeping the wedding private, but momager, Kris Jenner, was able to persuade the couple to allow cameras to film. The couple will have the final say about how much of the event makes it onto the show.

"Guests will be asked to sign waivers allowing them to be filmed. Beyoncé and Jay Z will NOT be asked to sign the forms, and the crews have been instructed now to film them."

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