Student proposes to girlfriend at his graduation ceremony

Student proposes graduation

For a student, a graduation ceremony is the biggest and most important day of their life, but a Southampton university student decided to turn his special day into one of his girlfriend would never forget too.

When Redmond Jenkins took to the stage at his University of South Wales graduation ceremony in Treforest on Monday he wanted his girlfriend of 10 years, Kelly Jones, to share the limelight too.

Just before picking up his First Class Honours degree in civil engineering, Redmond, 29, took a few moments to pop the question to Kelly on the way.

Before making his way across the stage, he said: "I've come along with my gorgeous girlfriend. We've been together for 10 years.

"Kelly Jones, will you marry me?"

The mum of two said she felt weak at the proposal when she was sat just a few rows from the from of the stage, but shouted "Yes!" to a round of applause from the audience and Redmond's fellow graduates.

The couple from Tonyrefail, met a party 10 years ago and have been together sever since.

Redmond and Kelly now have two sons together, Macsen Rees, aged four and Dylan Rees, aged two.

Kelly said the couple plan to get married in around two years time after they move into their new home. She added: " I love him to pieces. It was a lovely day."

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