New Zealand PM Ardern talks about wedding proposal

New Zealand PM Ardern talks about wedding proposal
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  • calendar-gray 06 May 2019

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she was surprised when her long-time partner proposed to her over the Easter holidays and has no idea when the wedding will be, ONAreports citing Reuters.

Ardern was addressing her first weekly media briefing after news of her engagement with fishing-show host Clarke Gayford became public last week.

“I was surprised by the question,” Ardern said about the proposal, adding the couple hasn’t made formal wedding plans.

Ardern said the proposal was made when the couple, plus her diplomatic protection security, some locals, and a dog who stole her chocolates, were at a “beautiful little lookout” on Mokotahi hill on the Mahia peninsula in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.

“So, it was very romantic,” she joked.

News of their engagement broke after journalists noticed Ardern wearing a ring on her middle finger at a public event on Friday. Ardern said it was Gayford’s grandmother’s ring.

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