LONDON (Reuters) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney posted wedding banns this week at Westminster Register Office in Marylebone, central London.

The banns allow McCartney to marry New York business woman Nancy Shevell any time 16 days after the Sept 14 posting at the Register offices. It will be McCartney's third marriage.

Shevell, 51, who is divorced, and McCartney, 69, are believed to have begun dating after the Fab Four singer's bitter split with second wife, former model Heather Mills.

The banns list the couple as "James Paul McCartney" and "Nancy Shevell" and say he has had a previous marriage dissolved.

He gives his profession as "business executive" and his multi-millionaire future wife is listed as an "executive."

McCartney was happily married for 29 years to American photographer Linda Eastman until her death of breast cancer in 1998. He said at the time that he and Linda had spent just 11 nights apart during their marriage.

McCartney's partnership with John Lennon in The Beatles in 1960s Britain produced some of the most famous and enduring pop songs of the past 50 years.

The "Long and Winding Road" singer has five children -- four from his marriage to Linda Eastman, and one from his brief union with Mills. Shevell has a teenage daughter.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)

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