A couple from Ayr in Scotland celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with a letter from the Queen and a greeting from Prince Charles.

Prince Charles

Prince Charles

Christine and George Milne spent their landmark day at the Ayrshire Hospice - where they both volunteer - and having received a letter of congratulations from the monarch earlier in the morning, they later got to greet her son.

George said: "It was a wonderful day.

"I was telling Prince Charles this wasn't the first we'd heard from royalty today as we received a letter from his mum, the Queen, that very morning!"

Christine, 83, said having the opportunity to meet the future King served to make the day even more memorable than it would otherwise have been.

She told the Daily Record newspaper: "Meeting the Prince was fantastic - what a gentleman he was. It was definitely a day I will never forget."

The couple first met when they were both university students and feel that the Hospice is the perfect place for them to have spent their wedding anniversary.

Christine said: "Marriage has been a wonderful journey with my best friend by my side. The years just fly by and sometimes it feels like yesterday when we first met.

"George was studying at Aberdeen University at the time, so when he got in touch I was pleasantly surprised.

"I am so thankful to have him in my life. You can say we've been taking care of each other ever since we met.

"We have a lot of love to give and we've loved working at the Hospice over the years. The staff and volunteers are amazing people and I couldn't think of a better place to spend our special day."

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