Madonna's romantic fifth anniversary getaway with film-maker Guy Ritchie was abandoned yesterday (21DEC05) when her private jet developed technical problems.

The pop superstar had planned a return to Skibo Castle in Scotland, where she tied the knot with the LOCK STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS director Ritchie five years ago today (22DEC05).

But her break was put on hold when the aircraft broke down at a London airport.

Madonna was due to be joined by friends including actress Gwyneth Paltrow for the anniversary celebrations.