South Lake couple share anniversary with royalty

Ron and Sheila Cowan with Josh Wilson.
Ron and Sheila Cowan with Josh Wilson.

NOT everyone can say they have a link to royalty, but South Lake’s Ron and Sheila Cowan can.

The couple will today celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary after they were married in Poona (now Pune), India, in 1947.

They were married on the same day as the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh and were given a congratulatory messaged signed by both the Queen and the Duke to commemorate the shared milestone.

Fremantle MHR Josh Wilson recently presented the couple with a picture of the Royal couple.

“It was a pleasure to present Mr and Mrs Cowan with a picture of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, with whom the Cowans share a special anniversary date,” he said.