Annie Lennox has wed for the third time.
The singer, who once declared she’d never re-marry, exchanged vows with South African gynecologist and philanthropist Mitch Besser during a boat party on the River Thames on Saturday.
A spokeswoman for the star has confirmed the nuptials, stating the couple wed “in a private ceremony with friends and family present”.
Oscar winner Colin Firth was among the guests.
Lennox met Besser in 2009 at a fundraiser for his Mothers2Mothers AIDS charity, when the doctor was still married to his now ex-wife Debra.
The singer’s grown-up daughters Lola and Tali were among the bridesmaids at the wedding.
The star split from their father, record producer Uri Fruchtmann, in 2000. They were married for 12 years.
Former Eurythmics star Annie Lennox has praised Adele after presenting her with an Ivor Novello Award on Thursday.
Adele was reduced to tears as she collected two of the prestigious trophies at the 57th annual prize giving in London.
The star was named songwriter of the year and her trackRolling in the Deep was recognized as the most performed song of 2011, and Lennox has now reached out to fans to pay tribute to her fellow Brit.
In a post on her Facebook.com page, Lennox writes, “I had a fun day yesterday at The Ivor Novello Awards presenting Adele with (yet another) fantastic gong! I love that girl. Can hardly believe that she’s only twenty four with the voice that ranks with the greats of all time!”
Elton John and Paul McCartney will perform in front of Buckingham Palace to commemorate the 60th year of Queen Elizabeth’s rule.
Several other artists including Annie Lennox, Jessie J and Ed Sheeran will also be on hand to honor the Queen. And, organizer of the event,Gary Barlow, told People that PrincesWilliam and Harry “have both requested additional artists,” which will be announced as the event draws nearer.
It has been rumored that Adele is among those names on the list. Barlow added that some of the acts will be from America.
Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee takes place on June 4. Tickets are free but limited to 10,000 people who will be selected in a national ballot.
The ABC network will air highlights of the event on June 5.
Annie Lennox has raided her music archive to sell off treasured memorabilia for her AIDS charity.
To mark World AIDS Day on Thursday, the singer has offered up several personal items to raise money for her foundation The Sing Campaign, which supports infected and affected women and children.
The prizes include handwritten lyrics to her tracks Why and Little Bird, as well as collectable T-shirts and signed photographs.
Lennox has also offered to personalize a Christmas card for one bidder, and will perform two songs over the phone for another lucky fan.
The auction ends on December 8.
Celebrity activist Annie Lennox has called for British authorities to restore order in London after violent riots ripped through the city for a third night on Monday (Aug 8).
The former Eurythmics star, a United Nations goodwill ambassador, has been left aghast by the chaos caused by thugs across the U.K. capital since Saturday (06Aug11), when they began smashing shop windows and looting stores as they clashed with police.
The riots have since spread to other major cities across the country, prompting British Prime Minister David Cameron to cut short his summer holiday and resume Parliament for an emergency session.
On Tuesday (Aug 9), Cameron declared that more than 10,000 extra police officers will be deployed on the streets of London to combat the civil unrest – and Lennox hopes it is enough to put a stop to the “mindless mayhem”.
In a post on her Facebook.com page, she writes, “What’s happening in London and around many parts of the UK right now is appalling. I feel the need to comment on it, yet at the same time, realise that what I have to say is pretty much irrelevant.
“The main priority right now has to be to regain order from this wanton mindless mayhem. A social cancer has been growing for all sorts of complex reasons for so many years…There are no straightforward answers, but people must be protected against this feral criminality that has absolutely no justification whatsoever. So depressing.”
Meanwhile, Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am has issued a plea to rioters to stop the violence.
In a message on his Twitter.com blog, he writes, “London please #stoptheriots…your city and country is to wonderful (sic)…don’t cause anymore financial problems by burning down london…”
The initial unrest was sparked by the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man by police officers in Tottenham, North London last Thursday (Aug 4).