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Britain's longest married couple reunited after being parted for first time since WWII

Britain's longest married couple were reunited just in time to celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary - after being parted for the first time since the war.

Devoted husband Ken Harris, 102, feared he would never again see wife Margaret, 99, when he was hospitalised after breaking his hip.

"Ken gave his life for his country and he deserves to be able to be with his wife" Credit: Walesnews

The loving couple married in 1937 and Ken has carried a photograph of their wedding day in his wallet ever since.

The elderly lovebirds spent their lives side-by-side until Ken was deployed to Burma in World War II.

They were reunited at home in Llanhilleth, South Wales, before Margaret was diagnosed with dementia - and had to be moved into a care home.

Ken was then struck by more heartache when he broke his hip after a fall - just six weeks before their big 80th anniversary.

The former butcher was admitted to hospital and believed it would be the last time he would see his wife.

But after spending a month in hospital Ken was given the all clear to leave and was found a room in the same care home as Margaret.

The lovebirds spent their lives side-by-side until Ken was deployed to Burma Credit: Walesnews

The couple were back together in the Oaklands nursing home for their 80th anniversary - coincidentally for their Oak anniversary.

Son Alan, 77, and his wife Pat, 75, moved back to Wales, to look after his parents.

Pat said: "Ken went to war and Margaret stayed home working as a doctor's secretary but he always had her photo in his wallet.

"They hold hands every day now because of the memory of being separated in the war.

"When Ken went into hospital he didn't think he would ever see her again. It is so fortunate that a room became available at Margaret's home.

"It has been a real battle trying to keep them together. Ken gave his life for his country and he deserves to be able to be with his wife.

"They are a very loving couple and we are so proud to have celebrated their 80th anniversary with them."