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Lucky site for third Macca wedding?

Sir Paul McCartney could marry for the third time at the same location he tied the knot with first wife Linda.

The music legend has posted banns at Marylebone Register Office, the location of his low-key wedding in 1969 which left Beatles fans around the world heartbroken.

Sir Paul, 69, became engaged to wealthy heiress Nancy Shevell earlier this year. The couple began dating four years ago in the upmarket Hamptons area of Long Island.

Couples are required to give 16 days notice of marriage, which means they could marry from next month. According to the document, the New York socialite began living at his home in St John's Wood earlier this month.

The document lodged at the venue - officially known as Westminster Register Office - lists the musician under his full name James Paul McCartney and describes him as a "business executive".

Millionaire musician Sir Paul lost his first wife Linda in 1998 when she died of cancer. He went on to marry former model Heather Mills, a union which ended with an acrimonious courtroom battle when they divorced in 2008.

Sir Paul's daughter Mary also used Marylebone as the venue for her wedding last year.

Shevell, who sits on the board of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, is said to get on well with her fiance's children. Previously married for more than 20 years to lawyer Bruce Blakeman, she is also an executive at a New Jersey-based trucking company owned by her father.

Shevell is expected to accompany Sir Paul to the premiere of his first ballet, Ocean's Kingdom, in New York next week.

Alison Cathcart, Westminster City Council's superintendent registrar, said she was delighted to be officiating at the marriage. She said: "The best thing about being a registrar is the knowledge that in one moment you have changed people's lives, and I'm delighted that Paul and Nancy have chosen Marylebone Town Hall for their special day."


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