The world’s media is gathering in a picturesque village outside New York for the wedding of Chelsea Clinton to her childhood sweetheart.
The daughter of former US president Bill Clinton and the country’s current Secretary of State Hillary is to marry Marc Mezvinsky in what has become Washington’s worst kept secret.
The happy couple had hoped the event would be a relatively private affair but the high profile bride’s big day has caught the American public’s imagination.
New York’s Kleinfeld Bridal Fashion Director Randy Fenoli enthused: “In America, we don’t really have royalty and I think that Chelsea, growing up in the White House is kind of our royalty. So this is kind of like our royal wedding.”
Despite the smalltown setting the cost of the wedding is believed to be around five million dollars – that’s nearly four million euros.
Speculation abounds about the guest list and who is on it. No-one at the White House is prepared to confirm or deny whether US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle will attend Saturday’s big event in Rhinebeck but an influx of A-list stars is guaranteed.