Katherine Jenkins receives marriage proposal from soldier

PTI| Updated: Jan 27, 2014, 14:17 PM IST

London: Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins has received a marriage proposal from a soldier.

Jenkins, 33, who regularly visits British troops abroad to boost morale in war zones, said one lovestruck fan was so moved by her appearance that he got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife, reported Contactmusic.

"I must say that in our military they are incredibly well-behaved and well mannered, they would never do that. However, when I was in Afghanistan, I did get a proposal. I went to meet one of the regiments and I guy got down on his knee and asked me to marry him!

"I thought the first time he was joking, and then in the concert that night I remembered his name - I think it`s Rob - and I said, `Is Rob in tonight?` He said, `Yeah, I`m here!` I said, `So, Rob asked me to marry him today`, and I thought he would be like, `Just joking!` but then he [hung his head] - he was absolutely serious!," she said.

The singer, who was awarded an OBE for her services to music and the military this January, has pledged to continue supporting British troops for as long as they need because performing for them is so spine-chillingly special.