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D.K.'s proposal

Published:Monday | November 14, 2011 | 12:00 AM
Dr D.K. Duncan proposes to long-time companion Beverley Anderson-Manley at her birthday party at Great House Boulevard on Saturday night. - Contributed
In what was a very emotionally charged atmosphere, during a party he hosted to celebrate the 70th birthday party of his belle, Beverley Anderson-Manley, at their St Andrew home on Saturday night, Dr D.K. Duncan asked her to set a date for their nuptials.

At the end of a video montage extolling the virtues and lifelong achievements of his long-time companion, Duncan got on his knee in front of his children and those of his belle and their very close friends. And in a manner reminiscent of an era when chivalry reigned, he officially 'popped the question', asking the media doyenne and one-time political firebrand to be his wife in between serenading her with Lionel Ritchie's Endless Love.

And with everyone shouting, urging her to say yes, Anderson-Manley, dressed in a flowing beige ensemble, her dreadlocks up- swept in a beautiful chignon and looking as ageless as ever, replied with an emphatic, "Yes", to cheers and tumultuous applause.

And in what was a very moving few moments that brought many to tears, she then proceeded to serenade him with Have I Told You Lately (That I Love You), and as friends and family joined in the chorus, the couple melted away in their own world, the two dancing as only lovers do, to seal the engagement.