A BANGOR couple are shining brightly after recently celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary.

Albert and Geraldine Robinson marked 60 years of marriage alongside family members with a celebration held in LeWinters at the Strangford Arms in Newtownards on January 10.

The pair received a card from King Charles III congratulating them on the special occasion.

Originally from Newtownards, Albert married Bangor girl Geraldine in a small register office on the Crawfordsburn Road in Newtownards on January 10, 1964, before heading into Belfast.

Geraldine had no need to change her surname when she married Albert, as she was already called Robinson.

The pair were close in age at the time, with Geraldine 19 and Albert 20.

Unfortunately there are no photos of their wedding day as while there was a camera available, no one had brought film.

Together they welcomed four children – Gary, Colin, Jeff and Kathy.

Geraldine and Albert welcomed further family members during their marriage including nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Together they live in the house that Geraldine was born in on the Clandeboye Road in Bangor.

When asked what their secret was to a long and happy marriage they said it was putting up with one another.