A British 103-year-old man and 91-year-old woman will become the oldest newly married couple in history when they marry in June, setting a new record.
George Kirby and Doreen Luckie from Eastbourne, East Sussex in England, will marry for the first time since getting together 27 years ago in 1988, reports the Daily Mail (video below).
“I suppose it's about time, really. I definitely don't feel my age. Doreen keeps me young,” Kirby said. “I didn't get down on one knee, because I don't think I would have been able to get back up.”
Kirby, who proposed on Valentine’s Day and will turn 103 on the day of the wedding, will marry for the third time on June 13 at the Langham Hotel, owned by his son Neil. The elderly couple has lived there since 2013.
Kirby and Luckie plan to tie the knot in front of 60 guests, which will include their seven children, 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The two will have a combined age of 194 years and 281 days.
They started dating in 1988 when Kirby had just gotten divorced while Luckie had been widowed three years earlier following a 36-year marriage.
According to ABC News, the current Guinness World Record for the oldest newlywed couple is held by Francois Fernandez and Madeleine Francineau, with 190 years and 126 days between them when they exchanged marriage vows at the rest home Le Foyer du Romarin, Clapiers, France, in 2002.
Check out the couple in an interview below:
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