Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have really pushed the boat out (snigger) when it comes to their rather unusual choice of wedding venue, with the A-list couple reportedly thinking of tying the knot on a cruise ship previously owned by the royal family. Ahoy there!
Previous reports suggested Brangelina were planning an ethnic ceremony at their rustic French chateau, but it seems the newlyweds-to-be have had a change of heart. According to The Sun, the couple have been making enquiries about holding the ceremony aboard the Hebridean Princess ship, which is regularly used by the Queen.
The impressive vessel, which sails off the Scottish coast, can accomodate up to 50 guests – and it was son Maddox who apparently first floated the idea to the loved-up pair.
“It was Maddox who came up with the idea of the ship”, the source told The Sun. “He came across it after looking back at photos of the Carnell Estate in Ayrshire, where they stayed and all loved. So now they’ve made enquiries into booking the whole vessel.”
But if they do decide to wed-on-water, it won’t come cheap – chartering the royal cruise ship will cost Brad and Angelina a whopping £300,000. Blimey! “It’s just what they’re after”, the insider adds. “It can hold up to 50 of their friends and family and serve as a traditional, romantic setting — all totally private.
“Or they could always sail to a secluded bay off the Orkney or Shetland islands and have the ceremony there. The kids are all hooked on old British voyages, so they would love it. The fact that Maddox found it makes it more special.”
Ken Charleson, chief operating officer of the ship’s owners, Hebridean Island Cruises, said: “We have a very confidential relationship with a number of high-profile guests. I can’t confirm whether they have been making enquiries or not. But of course, they are more than welcome.”
We’re dreaming up Titanic-inspired wedding snaps of Brad and Ange already. Oh, the romance!
By Robyn Munson
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