Lockdown in English village for Kate Moss wedding

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She is one of the world's most photographed women but Kate Moss has proved remarkably camera shy about her wedding, reportedly taking place on Friday in a quiet English village.

The 37-year-old model has refused to confirm the date or the venue of her marriage to Jamie Hince, the guitarist with rock band The Kills, as she seeks to deflect the media from what is expected to be a celebrity-packed party.

But the security lockdown near her home in the picturesque Cotswolds in western England, and the giant marquee set up in the grounds of her extensive estate, were a bit of a giveaway.

According to The Sun, the wedding has closed down both neighbouring villages of Southrop and Little Faringdon, with wedding guests and locals issued with permits to allow them to pass through roadblocks.

Moss posed with her fiance for photographers outside the Swan pub in Southrop on Thursday, reportedly after a wedding rehearsal at St Peter's parish church.

However, The Times and the Daily Mail said she was getting married in 12-century St Margaret's Church in Little Faringdon, down the road.

But all newspapers agreed that with Moss's love of partying and her rock star credentials the wedding celebrations were likely to go on for days in a festival-like atmosphere dubbed "Mosstock" or "Glastonbury meets the Ritz".

The celebrity guestlist reportedly included model Noami Campbell, artist Tracey Emin, actors Jude Law and Rhys Ifans and photographer Mario Testino.

The model's spokeswoman was unavailable for comment.

Before she began dating Hince in 2007, Moss had been romantically involved with Hollywood star Johnny Depp and wayward rocker Pete Doherty.

© 2011 AFP

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