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Playwright Sir Tom Stoppard tied the knot with brewery heiress Sabrina Guinness in an intimate registry office ceremony today.<br />
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The 76-year-old father-of-four, regarded as Britain's greatest living playwright, wed Miss Guinness, 58, in the picturesque Dorset town of Wimborne.<br />
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It is the third time Sir Tom has married but the first for Miss Guinness, who counts Prince Charles and Mick Jagger among her past suitors.<br />
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The couple arrived at the registry office, Wimborne Town Council's council chamber, in a luxury silver Mercedes E-class car ahead of the midday ceremony.<br />
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Sir Tom wore a navy blue suit with a salmon pink striped tie while Miss Guinness wore a white wedding dress.<br />
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The understated service was conducted by a local registrar in front of a small congregation of 40 close friends and family.<br />
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Guests included Sir Tom's sons Ed, an actor, Oliver, Barnaby and William, and Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park.<br />
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Rose petals were thrown over the couple as they emerged from the registry office's small side door to the cheers of the guests.<br />
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Following the service the newlyweds returned to their plush country pad in nearby village Tarrant Gunville for a lavish reception.