Britain’s ‘longest-married’ couple celebrate anniversary – BBC News

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Image caption Ken and Margaret Harris have 2 kids, Alan and Ann

A couple thought to have Britain’s longest marital relationship have actually been reunited to enjoy their 80th wedding event anniversary.

Ken Harris, 102, commemorated with partner Margaret, 99, after being parted for the very first time because the war.

Mr Harris feared he would never ever once again see his cherished better half after he entered into healthcare facility with a damaged hip.

But the couple, who were wed in 1937, have actually been reunited once again at an assisted living home in Llangynidr, near Crickhowell, in Powys.

“They hold hands every day now due to the fact that of the memory of being separated in the war,” stated daughter-in-law Pat Harris, 75.

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Image caption Ken Harris has actually kept a big day photo of him and Margaret in his wallet

Mr Harris, who has actually brought a photo of their wedding in his wallet considering that, was released to Burma in World War Two with the South Wales Borderers.

The couple from Llanhilleth, near Newbridge, who have 2 kids, Alan and Ann, have actually invested every day together considering that.

That was up until Mrs Harris was moved into a care house after being identified with dementia.

The previous butcher was then confessed to medical facility after breaking his hip in a fall simply 6 weeks prior to their 80th anniversary and thought it would be the last time he would see his other half.

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Image caption Ken and Margaret Harris commemorated their oak anniversary at their Powys assisted living home

But after investing a month in medical facility, Mr Harris was provided the all clear to leave and was discovered a space in the exact same care house as his better half in the Brecon Beacons.

“Ken fought and Margaret stayed at home working as a medical professional’s secretary however he constantly had her picture in his wallet,” included Mrs Harris.

“When Ken entered into medical facility he didn’t believe he would ever see her once again. It is so lucky that a space appeared at Margaret’s house.

“It has actually been a genuine fight aiming to keep them together. Ken provided his life for his nation and he is worthy of to be able to be with his better half.

“They are an extremely caring couple and we are so happy to have actually commemorated their 80th anniversary with them.”

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