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Bride, 90, and groom, 96, marry
A 96-year-old man has married a 90-year-old woman to become one of the world's oldest couples to tie the knot.

Raymond Robson and Faye Webber met at the Grange residential home in Goring, Berkshire, last summer.

The new Mrs Robson was elated when Mr Robson popped the question - even though he was not able to get down on one knee.

The widowed Quakers wed at a religious ceremony in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, on Saturday.

It's lovely to see that you can find passion as you get older
Sue Lewis
Grange's manageress

At the ceremony they were joined by their friends and family, including the six sons and daughters and 16 grandchildren and great-grandchildren they have between them.

Afterwards they enjoyed a marquee reception with 120 guests in the garden of The Grange, a private home where they will now share a room.

Before they settle into married life, the newlyweds are due to take a short honeymoon in a local hotel.

The Grange's manageress, Sue Lewis, said this was the first residential home wedding she had heard of in her 20 years' experience.

"They clicked straight away," she said. "It's just a token of their affection, sealing the bond.

"All the staff are really happy. It's lovely to see that you can find passion as you get older."

According to the Guinness Book of World Records the oldest couple to wed were a French couple who married in 2002, aged 96 and 94 respectively - a total of 190 years.




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