Pattie Boyd marries for the third time

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Pattie Boyd inspired some of the greatest love songs ever written, and had high-profile marriages to George Harrison and Eric Clapton. But she opted for a quiet and intimate wedding ceremony as she tied the knot with her third husband Rod Weston in London on Thursday.

Pattie, 71, married her long-term partner at Kensington and Chelsea Registry Office in front of friends and family after almost 25 years together. "It's almost our silver anniversary so we thought we had better get on with it," property developer Rod, 61, told the Mail.

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Pattie Boyd has married her long-term partner Rod Weston



The bride, now a famous artist and photographer, wore a silver dress and coat and an oversized hat, and carried a bouquet of cream flowers. The groom looked smart in a coordinating suit, with a silver tie and a white rose in his button hole.

Fans will be hoping it is third time lucky for Pattie. She met George Harrison on the set of A Hard Day's Night in 1964, when she was cast as a schoolgirl in The Beatles' first film. Two years later they were married, when she was 21 and George was 22, and he later wrote the song Something for her.

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Pattie Boyd with her first husband George Harrison



It was by no means the only song she inspired. Eric Clapton, who pursued her passionately, wrote about her refusal to leave George for him in his hit song Layla.

In 1974, Pattie did eventually leave the Beatles star for a new life with Eric – and he wrote his most famous ballad, Wonderful Tonight, for her. It wasn't to last however, and in 1984, five years after they married, Pattie left Eric.

She later met Rod, describing him in 2007 as "very supportive", "comfortable to be with" and "very good looking".

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Pattie Boyd with Eric Clapton



"I realised that I could actually stand up to a man and he wasn't going to desert me – so I thank him for that," she said at the time.

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