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Richard Pollard proposes to girlfriend Kim Whattler, from Gillingham, at Leeds Castle

By Angela Cole

It is described as the "loveliest castle in the world" – but maybe it’s the most romantic too.

Leeds Castle was a fitting place for one man to spring a surprise proposal on the woman of his dreams.

Richard Pollard enlisted the help of dozens of friends and relatives in an elaborate proposal to girlfriend Kim Whattler, who is originally from Gillingham.

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Richard Pollard pops the question to girlfriend Kim Whattler at Leeds Castle. Picture Sean Harris at Smooth Wedding Productions.

Richard Pollard pops the question to girlfriend Kim Whattler at Leeds Castle. Picture: Sean Harris at Smooth Wedding Productions.

Richard Pollard with his new fiancee Kim Whattler. Picture Sean Harris at Smooth Wedding Productions

Richard Pollard with his new fiancee Kim Whattler. Picture: Sean Harris at Smooth Wedding Productions

Richard, originally from Leeds in Yorkshire, captured the whole thing, including her saying an emotional “yes” on camera, with Sugar by Maroon 5, a song they love.

The pair, who live in Perth, Australia, were visiting the UK for a wedding.

Kim said: “Little did I know that since February Richard and my sister Helen had been secret squirrelling with family and friends in both England and Perth and planned one amazing surprise proposal.

 

Video: Richard proposes to girlfriend Kim at Leeds Castle

“As I made my way to the maze and saw my best friend I thought that was it but then followed more of my family and friends.

It wasn’t until I got over the shock of it all that I twigged the significance of the venue: he’s from Leeds and I’m from Kent, what better place to propose than Leeds Castle in Kent?”

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