A registrar has confirmed Sir Paul McCartney made a "last-minute" visit to a London town hall to post a notice of marriage to Nancy Shevell.
The Beatles legend has not yet confirmed a wedding date, but Superintendent Registrar Alison Cathcart reveals she met with the couple on Wednesday (14Sep11) as they filed their intent to wed at London's Old Marylebone Town Hall.
Cathcart, who expects to conduct the ceremony, also quashed rumors of a weekend wedding (17-18Sep11) as the pair must now wait a 16-day period of notice.
She tells People.com, "(Their visit) was all a bit last-minute. I had no prior warning. They were lovely, very relaxed and very charming and clearly in love with each other. They were excited."
Cathcart also credits McCartney with popularising the office after marrying his first wife Linda there in 1969.
She adds, "We have been called the Rock 'N' Roll Venue, and that's a legacy of the Beatles because also Ringo Starr got married here. People like Liam Gallagher chose to get married here because of the Beatles connection... a lot of people do. It's such an iconic building, and part of that is the knowledge that Paul McCartney chose to marry here, and to think that he's doing it again is just incredible."
McCartney and Shevell can marry as early as 30 September (11) - and they have one year to exchange vows.