Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas hire huge Indian palace for their wedding in December

I am told they will tie the knot on December 1 at Umaid Bhawan Palace, in Jodhpur, India, with a whole week of festivities leading up to their nuptials.

But Meghan will not be maid of honour, as Priyanka has chosen long-time friend and fellow film producer Mubina Rattonsey.

A source close to the couple said: “There are several events leading up to the wedding, including a Christian ceremony, which will all be in India.

“They will culminate with the Indian wedding on December 1 at the palace, where they will tie the knot under a traditional four-pillar structure, a mandap.

“There is a mehndi event planned, where they will be decorated with henna body art, among other traditional Hindi pre-wedding events.




“Nick will wear ivory and Priyanka will be in red, while the bridesmaids will wear Ralph Lauren outfits for the Christian wedding, because the couple wore the brand at their first public appearance together at the Met Gala last year.

“The festivities begin in the last week of November. They’re relishing every minute.”

The 347-room Umaid Bhawan Palace is one of the world’s largest private residences, part of which is a hotel. In January, TripAdvisor named it in its top three hotels in the world.

The couple, pictured, got engaged on actress Priyanka’s 36th birthday in July and visited India last month to scout out locations for their week of celebrations.

Former Jonas Brothers singer Nick was in the US at the weekend for his stag do, drinking bottles of vodka on a yacht.

With a whole week of partying on the horizon, I hope he has learned how to pace himself.


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Dua back in front

DUA Lipa is really putting her back into her work. She spent last week in a Swedish studio with singer Tove Lo as she wrote songs for her second album, expected next year.

She then flew from Stockholm to France for Saturday’s NRJ Awards in Cannes, where she scooped the Most Streamed Song gong for Calvin Harris collab One Kiss.

She left Bebe Rexha and Katy Perry, who were also at the show, to jet to desert paradise Abu Dhabi for a gig last night – but it was cancelled because of, believe it or not, rain.

Dua tweeted: “Today was actually really special. I got to hang out in Abu Dhabi and see the Louvre here and I had a really fun soundcheck while prepping for the show. It’s just a shame the weather took a turn for the worst.”

At least she has lots of air miles to use when she gets a day off.


Gary to lay low

TAKE That’s Gary Barlow is about to release the band’s greatest hits album ahead of a 30th anniversary tour – but don’t expect him to stick around afterwards.

On the new episode of Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place podcast, out today, Gary said: “I’m planning a year off.

“There’s stuff I want to do, and it’s stuff I don’t want to do when I’m of an age when I can’t do some of it any more.”

As one of the hardest working men in showbiz, he’ll not be gone for long.

It's a rap for Pro Green and Milly

PROFESSOR Green’s marriage to Millie MacKintosh didn’t end well – and now his relationship with his girlfriend of the same first name has gone down the pan too.

The rapper, real name Stephen Manderson, has split from PR girl Milly Gattegno after three months.

A source close to Pro said: “Stephen and Milly are both really busy people and things just haven’t worked out.

“They enjoyed their time together but now they have unfollowed each other on Instagram.”

She was working in Spain last week while he was accompanied by his TV chef pal Gizzi Erskine to the VIP launch of the Winter Forest festive food, music and drink attraction at London’s Broadgate Circle. It is back for a second year, raising money to help homeless charity Centrepoint this Christmas.

Pro wed former Made In Chelsea star Millie in 2013 but they divorced two and a half years later.

He went on to have an 18-month relationship with model Fae Williams but split up with her in April. Last week she married tattoo artist Dan Crowe in Las Vegas.

Pro has just released single Photographs with Rag ’N’ Bone Man, ahead of his fourth album expected next year.

All this heartache should inspire a fair few tunes.

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Stormz brewing

GLASTONBURY organiser Emily Eavis has ignited a rumour that Stormzy might headline the Friday night at next summer’s festival.

Speaking at the BBC Music Introducing Live 2018 festival at East London’s Tobacco Dock, she teased that a “great British artist” who “hasn’t had a stage like this before” would be taking to the Pyramid Stage at Glasto.

But she admitted there is a long list of other big-name acts she is still desperate to get on board.

She said: “I would love to get, obviously, Fleetwood Mac and Led Zeppelin. Tom Waits would be so great. We haven’t had Kate Bush. Madonna hasn’t done it and I feel she should.

“Next year we have a couple of blokes in but we are really, really trying to get the females.”

bizmeter charts

IT has been a good week for Halsey with a performance for Victoria’s Secret in New York and two songs in the top 20.

CHARLI XCX continues to climb with her nostalgia-packed 1999. Five weeks after release, it has crept up to No20.

Last week's most streamed singles

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