Crowd on VIP alert at Clinton wedding

2010-07-31 19:03

Rhinebeck - Sidewalks in a small village on New York's Hudson River are beginning to teem with reporters and onlookers anxious to spot stars or notable politicians attending the wedding of Chelsea Clinton and her long-time boyfriend.

The crowd started forming mid-morning on Saturday after weeks of intrigue and secrecy about a ceremony with a VIP guest list said to include such luminaries as Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg.

Donna Vena of Mount Kisco, New York, says she drove 80km to Rhinebeck in the hopes of spotting a celebrity. She had a camera slung over her shoulder.

Former president Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were seen on Friday exiting a van arm-in-arm outside the Beekman Arms Hotel.

Their daughter, 30-year-old Chelsea, is set to marry investment banker Marc Mezvinsky on Saturday night.