Dolly and Stan Izatt have been married since in 1947 when they were both 19 and 21 respectively.

The lovely, longstanding  couple reach 70 years of matrimony this week, and look back on a memorable seven decades of marriage.

Dolly,89 and Stan, 91 regard themselves as "very lucky" and they both believe that the key to a successful marriage is love, trust, and a whole lot of patience.

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"In marriage you need love, you need trust and you need a lot of bleeding patience - and for once I agree with him and that doesn't happen very often," says Dolly.

Even the Queen of England was impressed with their long marriage that she sent them a card in celebration of their 70th wedding anniversary.

A gift for which the couple said they were "proud" and "delighted."