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Amal takes George's surname to become Mrs Clooney

Internationally renowned human rights barrister Amal Alamuddin has changed her surname to Clooney following her high-profile wedding to Hollywood actor George Clooney last month.

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney makes statements after her arrival at a hotel in Athens yesterday Credit: Reuters

It was reported that the 36-year-old would adopt the double-barrelled Alamuddin Clooney, but the decision to drop her maiden name has been confirmed on her professional online profile at London-based law firm Doughty Street Chambers.

Confirmation of the barrister's name change appeared on her law firm's website Credit: Doughty Street Chambers

Following the newlywed's honeymoon in the Seychelles, the 36-year-old barrister headed to Athens yesterday to advise the Greek government in its battle to repatriate the ancient Elgin Marbles statues from Britain.

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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin legally married after civil ceremony

Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney Credit: AP Photo

After a weekend of wedding celebrations in Venice, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin have been legally married following a civil ceremony in the Italian city.

Crowds turned out to cheer the couple as they arrived on a boat called Amore at a historic palace on the Grand Canal for the ceremony.

Clooney wore a grey suit while his wife chose a cream outfit with a matching wide-brimmed hat.

The couple already tied the knot in a private ceremony attended by family and friends over the weekend but today the marriage was made legal before the Italian authorities.

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George Clooney gets married in Venice

George Clooney on his way to marrying Amal Alamuddin. Credit: REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

George Clooney has married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in a private ceremony in Venice, according to the actor's representative.

Stan Rosenfield announced the news in a single sentence which is expected to be the only communication on the much-anticipated nuptials.

George Clooney's wedding guests arrive in style

Hollywood star George Clooney is reportedly minutes away from breaking the hearts of his female fans as he prepares to marry British lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

Several guests for the wedding, including Clooney who was dressed in a tuxedo, were filmed getting into a flotilla of boats from the five-star Hotel Cipriani.

Well wishers shouted support and waved as the wedding party travelled down a waterway to Venice's Aman Canal Grande Hotel where Clooney and Alamuddin are expected to say 'I do'.

George Clooney relaxed ahead of wedding

Hollywood actor George Clooney appears relaxed and happy ahead of his expected wedding this weekend to British lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

Speaking to photographers after breakfast with Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber, Clooney was asked when the wedding was taking place and he joked "right now".

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