Revealed! Kate Winslet's Space Wedding Gift

Kate Winslet and her new husband Ned Rocknroll will celebrate their marriage by going into space, courtesy of Ned's billionaire uncle, Richard Branson
Revealed! Kate Winslet's Space Wedding Gift
Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll

Kate Winslet's new husband has given her a trip to space as a wedding gift.

The 37-year-old actress wed Ned Rocknroll in a private ceremony in New York earlier this week, and the newlyweds will celebrate their union with the extraordinary two-hour flight into orbit courtesy of Ned's uncle, Sir Richard Branson, according to The Sun newspaper.

Ned, 34, works part-time for Richard's space flights venture, Virgin Galactic, which aims to offer commercial flights above Earth's atmosphere from next year, and suggested the gift to the billionaire tycoon, who offered a trip to his nephew and his new bride for free.

Tickets for the space journey cost a whopping £124,000, and have been snapped up already by the likes of Ashton Kutcher and Russell Brand.

The couple will fly a dizzying 60 miles above the planet, where they will experience weightlessness and see the Earth's curve.

Kate has previously expressed her desire of an astronomical trip.

Richard revealed 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."

Kate - who has daughter Mia, 12, with first husband Jim Threapleton and son Joe, nine, with second spouse Sam Mendes - met Ned in August 2011 while on holiday in Necker Island which is owned by Richard.

The actress saved Richard's 90-year-old mother, guiding her to safety after her home was struck by lightning.

Kate and Ned exchanged £250,000 wedding rings in an intimate ceremony, but will invite all of their family and friends to celebrate with them in Necker Island next year.

A source said: "They're having a belated celebration so everyone's really happy and excited for them."

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