A COUPLE who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary have said their advice for a strong marriage is having “respect for each other."

Roger Alban and his wife Kate, of Penarth, were married on July 20 in 1968 after meeting when they were students studying in Cardiff.

The two were married by Mrs Alban’s father, the Reverend Cyril Hope in the Church of England parish church located in the village of Shillingford St. George in Exeter - where Mrs Alban is originally from.

The couple soon settled in Penarth after marrying, moving from Rudry Street to Mountjoy Place and now live in Plymouth Road. The pair went on to have three children, Huw, Andrew and Jayne.

Speaking about how to keep a marriage successful for 50 years, Mr Alban said: “I think the main thing people need when they decide to stick together and get married is respect for one another.

"That is the most important thing.”

On his own marriage, Mr Alban said: “We just get on and that’s it really, that’s all there is to it.”

The pair, who are both in their early 70s, enjoyed a meal with their family the day after their anniversary at Restaurant James Sommerin on Penarth Esplanade on Saturday, July 21.