Madonna's romantic fling dashed
13:30 22 December 2005
Madonna's plans for a romantic Highland anniversary with husband Guy Ritchie have been dashed - by a broken plane.
The couple were set to fly to Scotland's Skibo Castle, where they were married in 2000, to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary - but their jet suddenly developed problems.
After waiting for two hours for the aircraft to be mended, the disappointed pair decided to call of their trip.
Madonna's spokesman is quoted as saying: "They were due to make a private visit to Scotland but after the plane developed a fault the trip was cancelled."
Earlier this week, it was revealed the singer is determined to inject a little festive cheer into her family Christmas - by stocking up on her favourite beer.
The Material Girl has ordered 300 pints of award winning Folly ale for herself and Guy.
Beer fans describe the ale as a "traditional, full-bodied Yorkshire bitter", and one Folly drinker said: "I'm not surprised she fell in love with Folly because it's a wonderful pint."
Bosses at the Wharfedale brewery in Skipton were only too happy to deliver the booze to Madonna's mansion in Wiltshire - 275 miles away.
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