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Bill Clinton's Lake District proposal... and rejection

Former President Bill Clinton is a fan of the Lake District. Credit: PA

Bill Clinton, former President of the United States, has spoken of his first marriage proposal to Hillary Clinton... in the Lake District.

In his hotly anticipated speech at the Democratic National Convention, the would-be 'first gentleman' said:

I first proposed to her on a trip to Great Britain, the first time she had been overseas.

And we were on the shoreline of this wonderful little lake, Lake Ennerdale.

I asked her to marry me and she said I can’t do it.

– Bill Clinton
Ennerdale Water. Credit: PENNY LITTLE

Of course, Ennerdale isn't actually a lake - it's officially classed as a 'water', and Bassenthwaite Lake is the only body of water in the Lake District with 'lake' in its title.

But its stunning landscapes mean the area is widely considered to be one of the most romantic in the UK.

Another famous face, Pippa Middleton, got engaged while walking in the Lake District two weeks ago.

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews Credit: PA

And Beatle Paul McCartney proposed to Heather Mills during a short trip to the Sharrow Bay Hotel on the banks of Ullswater.

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills became engaged in the Lake District. Credit: PA

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