THE Queen took time out of her busy Jubilee preparations recently to help a Solihull couple celebrate their own 60-year achievement.
Monkspath husband and wife, Betty and Albert Price, celebrated their Diamond wedding anniversary with family and friends at the White Swan in Henley-in-Arden.
And their celebrations were made all the more special when they received a telegram from the Queen, congratulating them on 60 years of marriage.
“It was a marvellous day,” 82-year-old Betty told us.
She met her husband, a D-Day war veteran, at a dance in Birmingham. The couple then moved to Canada, where they married.
Betty said: “I met Albert when he was on leave from the Army. When he was demobbed, Albert moved to Canada to find work. He left on his own in July 1951 and I followed in 1952.
“It was a big step for me, I think my mother thought she had lost her daughter for ever.”
But the couple returned to England and have lived in Solihull for over 30 years.
“Canada was amazing, we have some wonderful memories but we really like living in Monkspath,” added Betty.
The couple, who like to play indoor bowls together, have one daughter, Karen Price.
“I would say the secret to a long and happy marriage is just to enjoy life and doing things together.”