Katie Price arrived at her wedding yesterday in an A-Team van, before the event collapsed into utter chaos… and she threw her BEST FRIEND out of the church.
Katy went to extraordinary lengths to keep details of the wedding blessing secret… leading her guests on a wild goose-chase across two counties before finally arriving at their destination.
Earlier in the day guests were sent to two different decoy venues before being ferried to the church in red Routemaster buses. The 200 guests – who all had to sign three confidentiality agreements and consent to be filmed by TV crews – were first told to gather at plush Alexander House Hotel and Spa near East Grinstead, West Sussex at 10am. But an hour beforehand Katie texted them all to say the venue had switched – and ordered them to head instead to Woldingham Golf Club, 17 miles away, for 11.45am. They gathered on the balcony of the clubhouse but at noon they were asked to board three buses which took them a further two miles to the church.
Katy was so paranoid about pictures leaking out that she ejected six guests – including her closest confidante Julie Coates – as they sat down in the church before the ceremony.
A bouncer stood at the altar and read out a list of names and with no further explanation said: “These people must go to the back of the church and then leave immediately.” They were later told: “Katie doesn’t trust you.”
Bodyguards held up sheets to stop anyone taking photographs. They ordered villagers and journalists off church land.
When challenged that a church was a public place and not private, they replied: “It is now.”
Alex, dressed in a grey suit with a white shirt and blue tie, was driven in at 1.30pm in a blacked out Range Rover where he laid down across the back seat.
Katie arrived in the A-Team van 15 minutes later but refused to get out until security guards had pushed back photographers.