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Bindi Irwin: The special detail about her engagement fans may have missed

REVEALED: The very special detail about Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell’s engagement that will melt fans’ hearts

When Chandler Powell proposed to his girlfriend-of-six-years Bindi Irwin on her 21st birthday on Wednesday, the setting couldn’t have been more romantic.

Against the backdrop of Queensland’s Australia Zoo, the wildlife warrior almost wept with joy as her boyfriend bent down and asked, ‘Will you marry me?’ 

But the specific location of the proposal was actually the most touching detail of all.

REVEALED: The very special detail about Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell’s engagement that will melt fans’ hearts. Pictured at Australia Zoo on Wednesday, July 24

While Chandler could have popped the question anywhere in Australia Zoo, a 1,000-acre zoo located on the Sunshine Coast, he chose to do so in ‘Bindi’s Island’, according to Woman’s Day.

Bindi’s Island is an animal habitat designed by Bindi herself that opened in December 2014 in the heart of Australia Zoo.

Described as a ‘tropical paradise’ with its very own three-storey treehouse, Bindi’s Island is home to lemurs, giant tortoises, macaws, boa constrictors and an alligator snapping turtle. 

How sweet! While Chandler could have popped the question anywhere in Australia Zoo, he chose to do so in 'Bindi's Island'. Pictured: The couple after getting engaged last week

How sweet! While Chandler could have popped the question anywhere in Australia Zoo, he chose to do so in ‘Bindi’s Island’. Pictured: The couple after getting engaged last week

Bindi and Chandler, 22, delighted fans last week when they announced their surprise engagement, six years after they first met at Australia Zoo.

‘On my birthday I said “yes” and “forever” to the love of my life,’ Bindi wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of her stunning engagement ring. 

‘Chandler, close to six years ago I fell in love with you and every day since has been a whirlwind of adventure and true happiness. 

‘I’m so looking forwarding to spending our forever together as your wife. Here’s to a lifetime of friendship, purpose and unconditional love. Now let’s get married already!’

The perfect proposal! Bindi's Island (pictured) is an animal habitat designed by Bindi herself that opened in December 2014 in the heart of Australia Zoo

The perfect proposal! Bindi’s Island (pictured) is an animal habitat designed by Bindi herself that opened in December 2014 in the heart of Australia Zoo

Animal magic: Described as a 'tropical paradise' with its own three-storey treehouse, Bindi's Island is home to lemurs, tortoises, macaws, boa constrictors and an alligator snapping turtle

Animal magic: Described as a ‘tropical paradise’ with its own three-storey treehouse, Bindi’s Island is home to lemurs, tortoises, macaws, boa constrictors and an alligator snapping turtle

BINDI AND CHANDLER: A TIMELINE

NOVEMBER 2013: The pair first meet at Australia Zoo in Queensland. Chandler later asks Bindi’s mother, Terri, if he can keep in touch with her 

JULY 2015: Bindi announces on Instagram that Chandler has become a ‘Wildlife Warrior’ as they embark on a long-distance romance

LATE 2018: Chandler moves to Queensland to live with the Irwins

NOVEMBER 2018: Bindi says she feels ‘lucky’ to have found ‘The One’

DECEMBER 2018: The couple dismiss engagement rumours, saying they are in no rush to marry

July 24, 2019: The pair announce their engagement on Bindi’s 21st birthday

In a separate Instagram post, Chandler wrote: ‘She said YES. Almost six years ago, we met at Australia Zoo. I immediately fell head over heels for her kind and thoughtful heart that radiates so much light.

‘Proposing in her very favorite place in the zoo, surrounded by animals, seemed like the perfect way to embark on this incredible new chapter in our lives. 

‘Bee, I love you more than anything in this world and I always will. Happy Birthday.’ 

Happily ever after! Bindi and Chandler, 22, delighted fans last week when they announced their surprise engagement, six years after they first met at Australia Zoo

Happily ever after! Bindi and Chandler, 22, delighted fans last week when they announced their surprise engagement, six years after they first met at Australia Zoo

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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