Special wedding day

The fairytale romance and marriage of eighty-something couple Bert and Pat Kirk continues following their marriage with an extra-special wedding gift from the Norwich Theatre Royal.

THE fairytale romance and marriage of eighty-something couple Bert and Pat Kirk has been boosted with an extra-special wedding gift.

As reported in the Times, the Briston couple got together after romance blossomed when they found themselves sitting next to each other at the panto.

Just as in the age-old story of Cinderella they were watching

at the Norwich Theatre Royal,

82-year-old widow Pat Watts found her Prince Charming in 85-year-old Bert Kirk.

And on Saturday at St Anthony's Church, Fakenham, their fairytale romance had a happy ending when they were married in a traditional ceremony attended by their family and friends.

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The new Mrs Kirk said

the wedding was "absolutely lovely."

"Everybody said what a wonderful day it was; it was such a beautiful service and I am delighted to be Mrs Kirk," she said.

Now the management at the theatre where their romance took off have given them a wedding

gift of two free tickets to a performance of this year's pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and a chance to meet the cast afterwards.

The couple said they were delighted with the gesture by the Theatre Royal.

"What a lovely surprise for us and we will really look forward to returning to the place where our romance really developed," said Pat.

Theatre press officer John Bultitude said management wanted to give them a wedding present to remember.

He added : "It is not often you can meet your very own Prince Charming on a night out and we are delighted Bert and Pat's night out at the theatre

ended as all good pantomimes should - with a happy ending."