A COUPLE has celebrated their diamond wedding after being apart for three months during lockdown.

Roy, 82, and Margaret,78, Welch were finally reunited at Latimer Court care home, where he lives.

Margaret said: “After 60 years of marriage, as long as you work together, you can get through anything.”

Staff at the Worcester home made sure the reunion was safely-managed with an exchange of gifts and time for reminiscing with their daughter, Andrea, as well as sipping some bubbly - which they all “thoroughly enjoyed.”

The loved-up couple got married on the July 9, 1960 at St George’s Church in Barbourne and Margaret worked as a receptionist for around 20 years at the Worcester Evening News.

The couple have two children and four grandchildren.

Before the pandemic, Margaret and the family would visit Roy regularly. But when visiting was stopped to keep everyone safe, they could only communicate on FaceTime, which was not quite the same.

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General manager Kerry Hill said: “It’s so wonderful to see two people still very much in love after all these years.

“Being able to connect in person has not only lifted their spirits but has had a positive impact on everyone here.”

Latimer Court care home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering personalised care across its care homes and hospitals.

Latimer Court provides residential care, nursing care and dementia care for 80 residents from respite care to long term stays.