Looks like Madonna and Guy Ritchie are to tie the knot this year...

Madonna is set to marry her partner, film director GUY RITCHIE, in a Scottish castle later in the year, according to UK tabloid reports this morning.

According to the Daily Star today (October 30), the pair are to marry in Scotland and combine the event with the christening of their newly born child Rocco. The idea for the location reportedly came from the pair’s friend, footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones.

The paper claims an LA jeweller has already delivered platinum wedding bands to the couple, and quotes Madonna as saying: “I’m ready to marry Guy, and since everyone will be gathered in Scotland, I may just marry him right there and then!”

An official spokesperson for Madonna was unable to comment on the story this morning but did tell NME.COM that Madonna was close to finalising “loads of things”, hinting that an announcement regarding her hugely anticipated return to the live stage in London, and a performance on UK TV’s ‘Top Of The Pops’, is likely in the coming days.