George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin


Amal Alamuddin is getting closer and closer to becoming Mrs. George Clooney!

On Thursday, the couple was issued their certificate of no impediment (CNI) from U.K. authorities, a source confirms to E! News. This means, essentially, that Britain has declared them legally fit to wed! Before this, though, the the actor's fiancé filed an official notice of intent to marry last month at Chelsea Town Hall in London, and, as a source tells E! News exclusively, the bride-to-be seemed "very happy" at her appointment!

So why wasn't her future hubby in tow? Because George is not a British national, his presence was not required. Understandably, though, a source says "many of the ladies in the office were very disappointed that they weren't going to meet George as many of them are fans."

George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin

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But while George's love was "happy" during her appointment, she quite concerned about one thing. According to source, she told the registrar she "was worried about the press finding out the date of the wedding..."

Luckily for Amal, though, she wasn't required to specify the exact date of her upcoming nuptials on her notice of intent to marry! After her appointment, which reportedly took about half an hour, Amal and George's notice of intent was displayed in public at the registrar's office for 21 days. During that time, objections could be made if the future bride or groom were already married, too young or related to their potential spouse.

George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin


On Wednesday night, though, those 21 days were up and the future spouses were in the clear! A source tells E! News their notice of intent was taken down and shredded, and the following day, another person picked up the couple's CNI. So, as it stands, George and Amal's pre-wedding prep in the U.K. is complete, although there will be some additional Italian requirements as their wedding is in Italy.

Those requirements, which include getting documents legalized for Italy and translated, aren't overly involved. In fact, a source tells E! News, it should only take two to three days maximum for everything to be approved. Meaning? We haven't gotten our invite quite yet, but the Alamuddin-Clooney nuptials could be happening sooner than you think!

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