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Harry Redknapp and wife Sandra look unrecognisable in 53-year-old wedding photos

Former England football manager Harry met Sandra aged 17

Chloe Best

After meeting at their local pub aged 17, Harry Redknapp and Sandra Harris tied the knot on 30 June 1967, and now they are celebrating 53 years of marriage! The I'm a Celebrity star won over viewers with his enduring love for Sandra and the pure joy is clear in both of their faces in these unearthed wedding photos…

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Harry and Sandra married at Barking Abbey church, close to where they both grew up, and photos Harry has shared from the big day on Instagram show the couple standing together in front of the church after their ceremony, with Harry looking dapper in a black suit with a pale tie, and his wife dressed in a long-sleeve lace gown with a veil positioned on top of her head.

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Harry and Sandra Redknapp have been married more than 50 years

The newlyweds looked the picture of happiness, and Harry has previously shared details of their low-key wedding, where their guests tucked into sandwiches at a local members' club. Harry's best friend and fellow footballer Frank Lampard was his best man, but broke his leg just a few days previously, meaning he had to attend the wedding on crutches. Frank later went on to marry Sandra's sister, meaning their children – including footballer Frank Lampard Jr – are cousins with Harry and Sandra's sons Mark and Jamie Redknapp.

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Speaking to HELLO! in 2019, Harry revealed the secret to their long-lasting marriage, saying: "Keep calm. It's like people get road rage - 10 seconds and it will calm down. Don't argue." Heaping more praise on his beloved wife, Harry continued: "She is so placid you couldn't have a row with Sandra if you tried. If I ever do get uptight she goes, 'Look at you, calm down.' And then five seconds later I have calmed down, and that's it really."

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Harry shared the secret to their long-lasting marriage with HELLO!

He added: "I know it might sound corny, but we very rarely have an argument - we really don't, we get on great which is very lucky really. You are lucky to get on so well with someone and enjoy being with someone so much - I love being with Sandra - I love it, she's my life!"

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