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'It is never too late': Newlyweds, 91 and 92, prove romance can strike at any age

This is real-life rom-com stuff right here.

Rob Cave and Margaret James became man and wife last week…at the ages of 91 and 92 respectively. 

The newlyweds have proven that age is truly just a number when it comes to falling in love.  

According to the Bournemouth Echo, they became a couple after their respective spouses died within months of each other in 2015. 

Margaret, a former film star who appeared in the 1945 movie Brief Encounter, gushed,  "I am over the moon. We had a wonderful wedding day and the sun shone for us all day. We will still be here for a long time yet, we are both very happy and very well."

They revealed that they won't be having a honeymoon because they can't leave their cat behind.

Rob has said, "it is not a marriage out of convenience, it is a marriage out of romance.''

''It has only just occurred to us that we are probably the country's oldest newlyweds but I won't be applying to the Guinness Book of Records."

The combined age of Mr. and Mrs. Cave is 12 years more than that of Joan Grant and Ted Wright, who were Britain's oldest newlyweds when they married in Swindon earlier this year.

Rob was married to his wife Mavis for 66 years before she died aged 87.

Margaret said that "my husband and I and Rob and Mavis were good friends for quite a long time.''

Margaret had always had her eye on Rob and when she heard that he was single, she was delighted.

''I fancied him all the while, but my friend had got him. He has always been in my life. It came out of the blue.''

She continued, ''if you have a chance, take it. I like the way we work and how we are honest with each other. He is just a caring man.''

Hundreds of people attended the wedding, which raised money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Congratulations to the happy couple – they have proven that what's for you definitely won't pass you. 

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