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Sir Paul all smiles on wedding day

Sir Paul McCartney has married for the third time - tying the knot with American heiress Nancy Shevell.

The 69-year-old former Beatle said he felt "absolutely wonderful" after the wedding at The Old Marylebone Town Hall in central London.

Last night family and friends from the world of showbusiness were among the guests at the reception at Sir Paul's north London home.

Ex-band mate Ringo Starr said his message for the couple was "peace and love". Mike McCartney, Sir Paul's brother, said of the ceremony: "It was lovely. I'm feeling happy for my brother."

James McCartney, Sir Paul's son, was one of the first to arrive, followed soon after by his daughters Mary and Stella, who designed the bride's gown. The widow of the late Beatle George Harrison, Olivia Harrison, arrived alongside the couple's son Dhani.

Fans cheered as famous faces such as musician and TV host Jools Holland, singer Sharleen Spiteri, artist Tracey Emin and guitarist Jeff Beck turned up at the house Sir Paul bought in 1965, close to the Abbey Road Studios.

Ronnie Wood from fellow 1960s legendary rock band The Rolling Stones said he wished the couple a "very happy future" as he walked into the party. Model Twiggy said: "I'm going to go in and give him a big kiss.

"We're very very happy. We love them both to bits. She's lovely."

Earlier in the day the happy couple were showered with confetti outside the register office, where Sir Paul had also married his first wife Linda. The couple later posed for pictures and kissed outside the reception at their north London home near St John's Wood.

Asked how he felt, Sir Paul said: "Terrific, thank you. I feel married."

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