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Last Updated: Monday, 19 March 2007, 15:38 GMT
Church wedding reports 'not true'
Gavin Henson and Charlotte Church
The couple have confirmed they are expecting their first child
Reports that Charlotte Church and Gavin Henson are to marry in a gothic fairytale castle near Cardiff have been denied by the singer's management.

The couple, who recently confirmed they were expecting their first child, said press speculation had forced an early announcement of the pregnancy.

Newspaper reports have named Castell Coch near Cardiff, as the couple's chosen venue for an April wedding.

Church's management said there was no truth to those suggestions.

The 21-year-old has been dating rugby star Henson for two years.

In February 2006, she appeared on Davina McCall's BBC One chat show, and revealed how she would accept if Henson asked her to marry him.

Castell Coch
The 'fairytale'-style castle was built in the 1870s on medieval remains

A month later, Henson told Jonathan Ross on his BBC One show that he hoped Church would propose to him.

But to date there has been no engagement announcement, and it appears the couple have no plans to marry at Castell Coch - translated as red castle - which is advertised as an "ideal setting" for intimate ceremonies.

The couple had supposedly chosen the 19th Century castle, which is run by the assembly government's historic environment service Cadw, because of its proximity to Cardiff.

It is currently undergoing remedial work, which is expected to finish by the end of the month.

A spokesperson for the assembly government refused to comment on the rumours saying "we never comment on private bookings".

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