Mum’s the word on Clinton family wedding

July 19, 2010

hill_chelsea“My lips are sealed… I’m under strict orders not to talk about it,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed in an NBC interview.

The “it” she’s referring to is not a state secret. “It” is the upcoming wedding of Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of the secretary of state and former President Bill Clinton.

The publicity-shy Chelsea and fiance Marc Mezvinsky are getting married at the end of the month.  Plans for the wedding are a closely guarded secret. And mother is following orders — no details divulged here.

“It is her’s and it is a family wedding and the people coming are her friends and people that have been meaningful in her life,” the mother of the bride (MOTB) disclosed during a break from diplomacy on a visit to Pakistan.

A lengthy New York Times article on Sunday shed little light on the subject. An unidentified Clinton family friend told the newspaper that Chelsea ” just wants to have a wedding.”

This much is known (or at least reported):  Chelsea and Marc Mezvinsky are getting married at the end of the month, most likely somewhere in the Hudson Valley region of New York and the guest list probably numbers in the hundreds.

To those who are still waiting for an invitation, give up. It’s not going to happen,  MOTB said using more diplomatic language.

“We love you all, but this is her wedding,” Mrs. Clinton said in the interview.

Clinton shared  that she and Chelsea’s father were both looking forward to the ceremony and were very happy about it.

With no leaks from MOTB,  NBC’s Andrea Mitchell wrapped up by asking whether we should assume the former president would not be officiating at the wedding?

“You should assume that if he makes it down the aisle in one piece that’s a major accomplishment,” Clinton said laughing. “He’s going to be so emotional, as am I.”

Photo Credit: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (Clinton, with daughter Chelsea, at confirmation hearing to become secretary of state, Jan. 13, 2009) REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (Clinton, with her husband former President Clinton and daughter Chelsea,  at ceremonial swearing in at the State Department, Feb, 2, 2009.)

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