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Dec. 8 (RNS)--Pop legend Madonna is planning to get hitched in a Buddhist wedding ceremony at a castle in Scotland. "Madonna is a devout follower of Buddhism and she wants the whole thing to have a Buddhist feel," someone close to Madonna told Britain's Sun newspaper, Reuters reported.

Plans of the wedding between the singer and British film director Guy Ritchie, father of her 3-month-old son, Rocco, came to light Thursday after the registrar's office in the Scottish Highlands town of Dornoch posted the required notice of impending marriages.

The couple will wed three days before Christmas at Skibo castle near Dornoch in a ceremony officiated by the Rev. Susan Brown, minister of Dornoch Cathedral. Brown is the first female minister of a British Anglican cathedral, according to the Daily Telegraph in London. "This is a wonderful thing for Dornoch in the sense that it is going to bring a lot of people here," Brown said. "This is important as it has not been a very good tourist season here."

The Sun newspaper said the unnamed source also told them Madonna had banned white stretch limos and top hats--too "old-fashioned"--and hoped to have "an air of tranquility" at the wedding. "Her last wedding was a nightmare with helicopters buzzing overhead and was a bit of a disaster," the unnamed source told the Sun, speaking of Madonna's 1985 marriage to actor Sean Penn. That marriage ended in divorce four years later. "She doesn't want to repeat those mistakes."

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