Date: 17th December 2001
CLAUDIA SCHIFFER and MATTHEW VAUGHN are set to follow in the footsteps of MADONNA, GUY RITCHIE and ASHLEY JUDD - by tying the knot at Skibo Castle in Scotland. The German supermodel and her movie-maker boyfriend are reported to be marrying this Christmas (2001).
And staff at the luxury hotel in the Scottish Highlands are already preparing to host the bash - the setting for Madonna and Guy Ritchie's nuptials last Christmas (December 2000) and aSHLEY JUDD's wedding to racing driver Dario Franchetti last week (12th December 2001).
A hotel worker says, "Claudia Schiffer's wedding is being talked about among staff. No one knows for certain, but the word is out. If anyone talks about it outside the castle they will be fired on the spot. But you cannot stop people talking among themselves about such a big event. Everyone is very excited." "
The swanky castle has rapidly become the top venue for showbiz weddings. As well as Madonna and Judd, James Bond bad guy ROBERT CARLYLE married there in 1997 and Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills are tipped to tie the knot at Skibo next year (2002). (IG/WNTRE/ES)