A woman got engaged to her police officer girlfriend during the London Pride parade on Saturday.
Crowds around the couple cheered and the officer’s colleagues shouted in celebration as the woman got down on one knee.
Her girlfriend said yes, and video of the proposal posted on the British Transport Police’s social media accounts quickly went viral.
More than 26,000 people took to the streets of London for the biggest march in the event’s 45-year history, organisers said.
This year’s theme was “Love Happens Here” to mark the 50th anniversary of homosexuality being legalised in the UK.
She said YES!
— BTP (@BTP) July 8, 2017
— Hannah Eachus (@HannahEachus) July 8, 2017
London Mayor Sadiq Khan attended the event and told the crowd: “We’ve had a horrible last few weeks. We’ve had terror, we’ve had tragedy.
“You know what? The best antidote to sorrow, the best antidote to sadness, to bereavement, to hatred, is Pride in London.”
The UK parliament was lit up in rainbow colours for the first time this year to mark London Pride.
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) July 9, 2017
This year we’re celebrating @londonlgbtpride by lighting up the Palace of Westminster on 7-9 July. The rainbow flag will be projected on to the river front as part of a series of events Parliament is holding to celebrate Pride. . parliament.uk/pride . © House of Lords 2017 / Roger Harris . #LGBT #Pride2017 #LoveIsLove #LoveWins #LoveHappensHere #ParliOUT #UKParliament #Parliament #UKHouseofCommons #UKHouseofLords #HouseofCommons #HouseofLords #Commons #Lords #Westminster #HousesofParliament #UKHousesofParliament #PalaceofWestminster #London