Winston proposed Clementine Hozier in the Temple of Diana in the gardens of Blenheim Palace.

Winston nearly lost the opportunity of making that proposal. He was down to breakfast so late that Clemmie had almost decided to return to London, but his cousin, the 9th Duke, took her for a long ride around the estate to keep her entertained until Winston emerged.

They remained happily married until Winston's death at the age of ninety-one.

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