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Royals, high society and showbiz stars celebrate Lord Freddie's marriage to his beautiful actress bride

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The handsome couple feature on the cover of this week's HELLO! and have 20 pages devoted to their emotional wedding ceremony 

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Freddie's parents Prince and Princess Michael of Kent couldn't be happier about their son's choice. "We are enchanted with Sophie," said his mother
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The high-society nuptials took place in the majestic surroundings of Hampton Court Palace, the home of Henry VIII, where he wed his last wife Kathryn Parr 

14 SEPTEMBER 2009

"Already she is like a daughter to us," said Princess Michael of Kent speaking about her son Lord Frederick Windsor's bride. "We are enchanted with Sophie."

It's clear that the congregation in the 500-year-old chapel at Hampton Court Palace were just as enraptured when Sophie Winkleman walked down the aisle to become the newest member of the royal family on a late summer's day, blessed with glorious sunshine. 

Her stunning dress had been created by one of her mother-in-law's favourite designers, Anna Bystrova from Roza Couture.

The 29-year-old actress – who was last seen playing a pretty royal on TV in The Palace in what seemed like a premonition - had picked out a silk gown, hand-embellished with sequins, beads and crystal.

Featuring a sweetheart neckline and a three-metre train, it made Sophie, now entitled to be styled Lady Frederick Windsor, look like the princess she portrayed and the aristocrat she is.

Guests - including Armani muse Lady Helen Taylor, Freddie's stylish sister Gabriella, rock star Bryan Adams and Princess Eugenie - noted that the 30-year-old groom couldn't stop beaming throughout the day.

The full report with all the details of the emotional ceremony, the high-profile guests and why the happy couple just had to find out the day's football results is in this week's issue of the magazine, number 1090, on sale from Tuesday.

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