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Wedding belle Irish chef Clodagh McKenna ties knot at famous 'Downton Abbey' Highclere estate

Highclere estate is husband Harry's ancestral home

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Clodagh McKenna and Harry Herbert were married on Saturday. Photo: Hugo Burnand

Clodagh McKenna and Harry Herbert were married on Saturday. Photo: Hugo Burnand

Clodagh McKenna and Harry Herbert were married on Saturday. Photo: Hugo Burnand

Irish chef Clodagh Mc Kenna tied the knot in a magical wedding yesterday at the Highclere estate where Downton Abbey was filmed.

The Cork beautify looked radiant in a lace dress after swapping vows with English aristocrat Harry Herbert at St. Michael & All Angels Church in Highclere.

Highclere Castle, which is Harry’s ancestral home, was the location for the TV series which centred around the trials and tribulations of the Crawley family.

It looked like a real-life fairytale for the celebrity chef and her new husband as guests threw confetti over the beaming newlyweds in the English town.

Among the famous guests were composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, actor Richard E. Grant, singer Imelda May, TV star Laura Whitmore and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.

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Clodagh and Harry celebrate getting hitched

Clodagh and Harry celebrate getting hitched

Clodagh and Harry celebrate getting hitched

The chef, who is a regular on ITV's This Morning, has also starred in a string of Irish food shows and has penned eight cookery books.

She is also a regular on The Marilyn Denis Show in Canada and The Today Show in the USA.

Harry’s father, Henry was Lord Porchester, the 7th Earl of Carnarvon, known as ‘Porchy’ and was famously the bloodstock advisor and racing manager to Queen Elizabeth.

Other well-known guests included Theo Fennell, Fiona Leahy, and George Osborne.

Harry Herbert, a well-known figure in the world of thoroughbred racing, is the CEO of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing.

Harry’s three children Chloe, Francesca, and William were in attendance, along with his brother George Herbert, the current Earl of Carnarvon and his wife Fiona Lady Carnarvon and 150 guests.

After the service, guests retired to Broadspear, their home in the Highclere Park estate.

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They were served drinks and canapés in an eighteenth-century walled vegetable and fruit garden, before retiring to a seated dinner in the adjacent woodlands.

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