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Madonna returning to UK

Published: 1:03AM Wednesday March 24, 2010 Source: BANG Showbiz

Singer Madonna is moving back to Britain to direct a movie.

The singer, who relocated from London to New York following her divorce from film director Guy Ritchie in 2008, is set to return to London for six months this summer while she directs her new movie W.E., which is about late British monarch King Edward VIII's decision to abdicate the throne for his American divorcee lover Wallis Simpson.

A source said: "Madonna has rediscovered her interest in Britain. She's going to be filming her new movie about Wallis Simpson in London so it made sense for her to move back."

The 51-year-old American star will be bringing her four children - Lourdes, 13, Rocco, nine, Mercy, five, and four-year-old David - with her, which is something her ex-husband is very happy about.

The source continued to The Sun newspaper: "Guy is hoping the move will be permanent for his sake with the kids. He is desperate to get the kids over here and be able to see them more often. Rocco is so excited about it."

Madonna - who has reportedly signed up Scottish actor Ewan McGregor and actresses Abbie Cornish and Vera Farmiga for the movie - previously claimed she fell out of love with the UK because she couldn't stand being referred to as 'Madge', her British nickname.

She said: "That's one of the reasons I left England - so I don't have to hear the word 'Madge' any more. Some people say 'Madge' is a colloquialism for a boring middle-aged housewife. And other people say it's short for Majesty."

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