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James Middleton and fiancee Alizee Thevenet held secret wedding party at luxury chateau in Provence

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This is the luxurious castle where James Middleton and his bride Alizee Thevenet celebrated their secret wedding over the weekend, MailOnline can reveal.

The couple were joined by 50 guests, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children at Chateau Leoube, an exclusive vineyard in the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas in Provence that produces some of France’s finest rose wines.

A source in the village told MailOnline: ‘The wedding party was held at a Chateau Leoube. It is one of the most exclusive vineyards in the area.

‘Chateau Leoube makes exceptionally good wine, especially the rose, which is known all over France and abroad.

“So it was only natural for the guests to be served Chateau Leoube wine, which they drank as they toasted James and Alizee. Many bottles of wine were drunk. Everyone had a good time.’

The newlywed couple and many of their guests are said to have spent the night at Chateau Leoube. The couple had previously been married by the mayor at the town hall.

Chateau Leoube is owned by British billionaire JCB chairman Anthony Bamford and his wife Carole.

James Middleton and his wife Alizee Thevenet. Both couples announced the marriage in touching posts on Instagram

This is the luxurious castle where James Middleton and his bride Alizee Thevenet celebrated their secret wedding over the weekend

This is the luxurious castle where James Middleton and his bride Alizee Thevenet celebrated their secret wedding over the weekend

Chateau Leoube is an exclusive vineyard in the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas in Provence that produces some of the best rosé wine in France

Chateau Leoube is an exclusive vineyard in the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas in Provence that produces some of the best rosé wine in France

The newlywed couple and many of their guests are said to have spent the night at Chateau Leoube.  The couple was previously married by the mayor at the town hall

The newlywed couple and many of their guests are said to have spent the night at Chateau Leoube. The couple was previously married by the mayor at the town hall

Chateau Leoube is owned by British billionaire JCB chairman Anthony Bamford and his wife Carole.  Carole is quoted on the vineyard's website about how the couple fell in love with the place when they saw it in 1997

Chateau Leoube is owned by British billionaire JCB chairman Anthony Bamford and his wife Carole. Carole is quoted on the vineyard’s website about how the couple fell in love with the place when they saw it in 1997

Carole is quoted on the vineyard’s website about how the couple fell in love with the place when they saw it in 1997.

She says: ‘Anthony and I had been looking for a house in Provence for a while when we finally found Léoube, our sleeping beauty.

‘The house, situated on a quiet bay on the coast, had been owned by the same family for years, but hadn’t really been touched – we fell in love with it.’

She said that the previous owners had produced rosé wine in Léoube in small quantities and that we wanted to honor this tradition and continue to work with the unique terroir and setting of this historic chateau.

“But we also hoped to build on their foundation and boost winemaking in Léoube to create wines of exceptional quality that could be shared more widely. Having converted our own family farm in the UK to organic principles, we wanted to bring the same sustainable, natural approach to Léoube, working with the rhythm of the seasons to preserve and protect the land and to produce wines in harmony with the cycles from nature.

‘As founders of an organic farm, the soil was the most attractive and fascinating to Léoube for us. Provence is home to some of the oldest vineyards in France, and the soil there dates back over 800 million years.

‘The land of the estate once contained the seabeds, which infused the bottom with a range of minerals. Many of Léoube’s different flavors come from the soil and the gentle hint of the sea that infuses the vines on this land.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were with their parents Kate and Prince William on Saturday to watch their Uncle James marry Alizee Thevenet in the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were with their parents Kate and Prince William on Saturday to watch their Uncle James marry Alizee Thevenet in the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas.

Mr Middleton and Miss Thevenet, a trilingual French financial analyst, also in their thirties, met in 2018 when his cocker spaniel, Ella, approached her at a private members' club in London

Mr Middleton and Miss Thevenet, a trilingual French financial analyst, also in their thirties, met in 2018 when his cocker spaniel, Ella, approached her at a private members’ club in London

Jeremy Clarkson is also a fan of the vineyard.  Here he is pictured with a bottle of Chateau Leoube rosé on an Instagram post.

Jeremy Clarkson is also a fan of the vineyard. Here he is pictured with a bottle of Chateau Leoube rosé on an Instagram post.

Poppy Delevingne, 27, tries to drink from a huge barrel at Carole Bamford's Chateau Leobe estate in southern France

Poppy Delevingne, 27, tries to drink from a huge barrel at Carole Bamford’s Chateau Leobe estate in southern France

“We arrived in Léoube in 1997 and started the process of converting the vineyard and olive grove to organic. When we bought the estate, we asked our neighbor, Jean-Jacques Ott, to help us with the conversion process.

“Later on his son Romain joined us – we call him little Ott. Romain brings a unique sensibility to winemaking in Léoube, combining traditional techniques with new technology to create elegant, balanced wines that reflect his expertise and mastery of his craft.

‘His skill is matched by his passion and it was a real honor to work with him to develop our range. We are very proud of the fact that all our wines, especially the rosés, are consistently recognized as outstanding and outstanding examples of their terroir. Léoube is now sold in more than 30 countries around the world and there is so much more we would like to do to bring this beautiful terroir to people’s homes.’

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took their children to the Cote d’Azur to watch James marry his French fiancée at their secret wedding over the weekend.

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were with their parents Kate and Prince William on Saturday to watch their Uncle James marry Alizee Thevenet in the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas.

But the future king and queen, and their royal children, weren’t the guests of honor — the couple’s dogs were — and golden retriever Mabel even photobombed the wedding photos. Mr Middleton, 34, wrote on Instagram: ‘Yesterday I married the love of my life surrounded by family, friends and of course a few dogs.’

The couple got engaged in September 2019, but had to postpone the ceremony twice in the past year due to Covid.

Middleton and Miss Thevenet, a trilingual French financial analyst, also in their thirties, met in 2018 when his cocker spaniel, Ella, approached her at a private members’ club in London.

France is on the UK’s amber list, so Kate and William, who have been vaccinated, must be tested on or before the second day of their return. George and Charlotte also have to undergo a PCR test, but Louis, who is under 5 years old, is exempt.

The five Cambridges attended the event, along with James’ other sister, socialite Pippa, and her businessman, husband James Matthews. Their parents Carole and Michael Middleton, and James’s beloved dogs, Luna and Mabel, are also said to have seen them walking down the aisle.

James announced his wedding last night with a photo of him and bride Alizée on Instagram, saying: “Words cannot describe how happy I am.”

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