A British couple had an unexpected celebrity guest at their wedding reception - pop queen Madonna.

Madonna, who was in Rome to play a concert at the Olympic Stadium, was eating at the five star Hotel De Russie that Neil and Imogen McCarthy, of Cardiff, were having their post-nuptial buffet.

At first guests politely ignored the singer and her husband Guy Ritchie who were having a quiet candle-lit dinner for two.

But when the star discovered a British wedding party was on the terrace she stopped, joined them for a chat and wished them good luck.