Lesley and Roy from Penarth  married at the Heath Hospital after a 34 year long engagement   (MediaWales photo)

A couple from Penarth who’ve been engaged for 34 years – have finally tied  the knot in a special wedding ceremony at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff   .

The couple are 77-year-old Donald Royston (Roy) Jones   – who is a patient a the hospital – and his long-term fiancée Lesley Davies (75)  .

Scores of the medical and nursing staff who’ve been looking after Roy for the past 18 months  joined members of his family for the happy occasion .

Roy –  who once owned and ran the Swan Inn pub in Taff’s Well – wore a navy suit and red tie – and his wheelchair was decorated with balloons . His bride Lesley wore a floral shift and  navy fascinator.

Media Wales reports that as they exchanged rings Roy thanked his new wife for his enduring humour, patience and “all the fun we have had over the last 33 years”.

Lesley explained that the reason for the 34-year-long hesitation  – as she mulled over Roy’s proposal of marriage – was that she wanted to be absolutely sure she and Roy were “attuned to each other”.

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  1. parsons says:

    Lovely picture, congratulations.

  2. The Tax payer says:

    This is really nice news and good and best wishes from all at Penarth 👍😍😍

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