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They're marrying after 22 years

world Updated: Aug 07, 2008 10:15 IST

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A British couple is going to tie the knot this weekend - 22 years after they were born next to each other in the same hospital ward.

Kelly Robinson and Dale Wilson were born at Northampton General Hospital in England's East Midlands region in 1986 and their mothers recovered in adjacent beds in the same ward, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Though the duo spent their lives separately for 20 years, they came into contact in April 2006 through a common friend. They found the close connection when their mothers met and started discussing their hospital time and the births.

The attraction was instant and the two decided to get married after a whirlwind five-month romance.

"I think it is destiny," said Robinson, who works as a manager in fraud detection for Barclaycard from West Hunsbury.

"Everything fell into place when we got together. It felt like we'd known each other forever," she was quoted as saying by the newspaper.

"It's so strange how we've met again and fallen in love. I can't imagine it happening to anyone else. I feel so lucky I've found Dale."

Robinson's mother Marie, 55, said: "It's such an incredible coincidence."

"The chances of them meeting again must be a million to one. It's just so peculiar but wonderful," she added.

Wilson, who is three days younger than his fiancée, is an engineer. The marriage will take place Saturday at a church in Kingsthorpe.