London: Formula 1 boss Bernie Eccelstone is said to have splashed out an estimated 1.3 million dollars for his youngest daughter, Petra Eccelstone’s wedding next week.
The three-day celebration near Rome will include performances by Eric Clapton and The Black Eyed Peas.
The 80-year-old motor-racing supreme had thrown a 6,00,000 pound engagement party for his 22-year-old Croatian English socialite and her 28-year-old businessman beau James Stunt, headlined by Rihanna.
“Petra is Bernie’s little girl. He’ll do anything to make her happy and she wants a wedding to leave her society chums green with envy,” the Mirror quoted a guest as saying.
“After Rihanna performed at the engagement bash, it was a tough ask to trump that. But Petra had her heart set on Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas and used her connections.
“Eric rarely gives public performances but is a close friend of Bernie’s. He’ll be singing as the bride and groom take their first dance. It will be a magical evening,” the guest added.
In an estimate, The Black Eyed Peas will cost 7,50,000 pounds, Clapton 2,30,000 pounds and the rent of the Italian castle 3,10,000 pounds, including catering, guests’ accommodation and a 40,000 pound firework display at midnight.