Obama may be surprise guest at Chelsea Clinton's Martha's Vineyard wedding

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Washington, Aug.22 (ANI): Chelsea Clinton may get married at Martha's Vineyard on Saturday and rumors are in circulation that President Obama could be the surprise guest.

According to The Times, while official denials of the happy event are strenuous, locals are insisting that the wedding will bring together a mix of celebrities and power brokers - including the Obama, Clinton and Kennedy families - in a major gathering of the Democratic Party establishment.

Obama is officially due to arrive on the island known as The Rock tomorrow for a weeklong holiday with his wife and daughters. But Michelle Obama and the Obama girls, Sasha and Malia, are apparently already here.

According to one source, they took a cruise this week in the schooner Alabama, which is for hire from a local harbour.

Obama's official schedule called for him to fly from Washington to Camp David last night. The White House told the Vineyard Gazette that he and his family would fly to Otis air force base, on nearby Cape Cod, on Sunday aboard Air Force One and transfer to Vineyard by helicopter.

But islanders expect Obama to arrive early so that he can attend the wedding, said to be taking place on a secluded estate near where the Obamas are staying.

One elected official said that the Secret Service was increasing its presence from 120 yesterday to a full complement of 180 today in preparation for the nuptials.

"They will have a president and a former president," the official said.

Another resident claimed that Chelsea Clinton's wedding was the real reason why the Obamas had chosen to spend their summer holiday on Martha's Vineyard, a Democratic bastion often derided as elitist.

Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State and former First Lady, has flatly denied reports that Chelsea, 29, is getting married this weekend to the Goldman Sachs investment banker Marc Mezvinsky, 31, the son of two former members of Congress.

But locals in Martha's Vineyard say preparations have been under way for months for the wedding, to be held at the home of Cheers TV star Ted Danson and his actress wife Mary Steenburgen. (ANI)

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