Pop stars, artists and royals have arrived for Ellie Goulding’s wedding.

The chart-topper, 32, is marrying her art dealer fiance Caspar Jopling in the Gothic splendour of York Minster.

Singer Katy Perry was among the guests arriving on Saturday afternoon, with Hollywood star boyfriend Orlando Bloom.

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Princess Beatrice of York arriving at York Minster
Princess Beatrice arriving at York Minster (Peter Byrne/PA)

Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice arrived with their mother Sarah, Duchess of York and were greeted by Eugenie’s husband Jack Brooksbank – who is one of the groomsmen.

Also among the early arrivals were singer James Blunt, actress Sienna Miller, comic Jimmy Carr and artist Tracey Emin.

The groom, 27, gave a thumbs-up to waiting guests on his arrival.

Sienna Miller and Lucas Zwirner at the wedding
Sienna Miller and Lucas Zwirner at the wedding (Peter Byrne/PA)

He was cheered by the crowds and greeted with an announcement by York’s town crier.

Several hundred people had gathered outside the south door of the Minster waiting for the bride and any celebrity arrivals.

After a heavy shower soaked everyone waiting, there were cheers as the sun broke through the clouds.

The crowds also cheered and waved as the first coach-load of guests arrived.

The Minster service is expected to be followed by a lavish reception at Castle Howard, the stately home near Malton, North Yorkshire, made famous by the 1980s TV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited.

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Castle Howard is reported to be the venue for the wedding reception (Danny Lawson/PA)

Goulding performed at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding party in 2011 and, with her fiance, was a guest at Princess Eugenie’s marriage last October.

Goulding and Mr Jopling have been together for more than two years and announced their engagement with a formal notice in The Times a year ago.

Mr Jopling’s father is the Honorable Nicholas Jopling, of Frickley Hall, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

After the wedding was formally announced last year, Goulding said she was looking forward to being a “loved-up wife”.

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Ellie Goulding said she is looking forward to being Caspar Jopling’s ‘loved-up wife’ (Mike Egerton/PA)

In a post to her 14 million followers on Instagram, she shared a black and white photo of herself kissing a smiling Mr Jopling on the cheek.

The Love Me like You Do star wrote in a caption alongside the photo: “I tend to keep my life very private these days and I have enjoyed the time I’ve had away from all the madness.

“But we’ve had so many beautiful messages of support and love the past few days, as have our families, that we wanted to say thank you so much! We appreciate it more than you could ever know.”

Addressing Mr Jopling, she added: “You’re the most wonderful person I’ve ever known, and I can’t wait to be your very giggly, in awe and loved-up wife.”

Goulding and Mr Jopling are thought to have been an item since early 2017.

The singer, known for her hits including Starry Eyed, Burn and Your Song, is believed to have moved in with Mr Jopling in June last year.

She has previously been in relationships with McFly star Dougie Poynter, radio presenter Greg James, DJ Skrillex and actor Jeremy Irvine, and she is also rumoured to have dated singer Ed Sheeran.

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