London, May 25 : They met in 1926 and two years later they were married. Now, 80 years down the lane, the soon to be Britain's longest married couple Frank and Anita Milford are still a happy pair - and the secret behind this successful relationship is a little kiss and cuddle before bedtime.
On May 26, Frank, 100, and Anita, 99, will celebrate their 80th marriage anniversary by spending a quiet weekend together - like most of their days.
"At our age that's all you need. Just us together, no big fuss," the Telegraph quoted Frank, as saying.
When it came to the secret of a successful marriage, Anita said - share a little kiss and cuddle every night before bed.
"It's our golden rule. Couples these days don't last long because they often don't take enough time for each other. There just isn't enough respect - love is about give and take. Our advice to young couples would be to make time for a little romance every day," Anita said.
Frank added: "To win over your sweetheart you need a dose of old fashioned chivalry and don't let your standards slip. We do everything together even after nearly 80 years."
Frank and Anita have two children, Marie and Frank, who are now in their seventies.
They lived in a three-bedroom bungalow for 70 years before deciding to move into a care home together in 2005.
But, even after 80 years, there are still daily squabbles.