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Kate Winslet Given £124,000 Trip To Space With New Husband Ned RocknRoll

Newlywed is off on a trip to space


Kate Winslet and her new husband will celebrate becoming husband and wife, with a trip to space, thanks to Sir Richard Branson.

The 37-year-old actress, who married Ned in a secret ceremony in New York earlier this month, where Leonardo Dicaprio gave her away, is set for space.

Tickets for the extraordinary trip cost a whopping £124,000 for the two-hour journey, and now Kate has one of her own, according to The Sun.

Kate is headed into space, thanks to Sir Richard Branson (Wenn)

Ned was already on his way to space, as he works part-time for his uncle on Virgin Galactic, which hopes to offer commercial flights to space from next year, and he even reportedly suggested the unusual gift.

Tickets have already been bought by Hollywood stars like Ashton Kutcher and British comedian Russell Brand, so it looks as though the newlyweds will be in good company.

The two-hour round-trip will take them 60 miles above Earth, where they will experience the loss of gravity, and also see the planet’s curve.

Kate and Ned with their Virgin Galatic ID cards (Wenn)

Branson has previously spoken of Kate’s desire to head into space, as he said in September: ''She wants to go into space. I'm not sure she wants to go on a one-way trip to Mars, but she wants to go into space.''

Sounds like an expensive wedding all-round for the couple, as Kate and Ned reportedly exchanged £250,000 wedding rings in their low-key ceremony.

They will celebrate their nuptials with family and friends on Branson’s island Necker next year, which is where they first met.

“They’re having a belated celebration, so everyone’s really happy and excited for them,” a source has said.

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