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Bindi Irwin shares sweet snaps of the moment fiancé Chandler Powell proposed

Bindi Irwin has shared pictures of the moment she got engaged to her boyfriend of six years, Chandler Powell, 22, at Australia Zoo in Queensland on Wednesday, her 21st birthday. 

The daughter of the late ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin shared the heartwarming images with her fans on Thursday after her award-winning wildlife photographer brother Robert, 15, captured the sweet moment on camera.

Addressing her 2.5 million Instagram followers, Bindi gushed over the ‘most beautiful surprise’ and revealed that she had no idea that the proposal was going to take place, or that her brother was across the park taking photos. 

The moment she said YES! Bindi Irwin has shared pictures of the moment she got engaged to her boyfriend of six years, Chandler Powell, 22, at Australia Zoo in Queensland on Wednesday, her 21st birthday

So in love! In the photos, Bindi gasps with surprise as Chandler bends down on one knee and presents her with a diamond ring. They later embrace while Bindi stands on her tiptoes

The moment she said YES! Bindi Irwin has shared pictures of the moment she got engaged to her boyfriend of six years, Chandler Powell, 22, at Australia Zoo in Queensland on Wednesday, her 21st birthday

Bindi revealed: ‘Chandler and Robert worked together to capture the moment I said ‘YES’. We were in the gardens of Australia Zoo and it was beyond perfect. 

‘I never even knew Robert was there photographing and I’ll always be grateful to have these special memories of the most amazing day of my life.’  

In the sweet selection of photographs, Bindi, who looked radiant in a navy floral mini dress, was seen gasping in surprise as Chandler bent down on one knee and presented her with a stunning diamond ring, before the beaming couple shared an intimate embrace.  

Cute couple: Bindi shared the heartwarming images with her fans on Thursday after her award-winning wildlife photographer brother Robert, 15, captured the sweet moment on camera

Cute couple: Bindi shared the heartwarming images with her fans on Thursday after her award-winning wildlife photographer brother Robert, 15, captured the sweet moment on camera

Tragic loss: Bindi is the daughter of the late 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin (pictured together in 2006) who tragically died after being attacked by a stingray in 2006

Family: Bindi pictured with her mother Terri and brother Robert at Steve's memorial service in 2006

Tragic loss: Bindi is the daughter of the late ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin (left: together in 2006) who tragically died after being attacked by a stingray in 2006 (right) Bindi with her mother Terri and brother Robert at Steve’s memorial service

The couple, who have been dating for six years, delighted fans on Wednesday when they announced their engagement on Bindi’s 21st birthday. 

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

She added: ‘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!’

A TIMELINE OF BINDI AND CHANDLER’S ROMANCE

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

SEPTEMBER 2015: Bindi and Chandler debut their relationship on the red carpet after her appearance on Dancing with the Stars  

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

How sweet! The heartwarming pictures were taken by Bindi's 15-year-old brother Robert, who is an award-winning wildlife photographer

Finally! The couple, who have been dating for six years, delighted fans on Wednesday when they announced their engagement on Bindi's 21st birthday

Sweet moment: Addressing her 2.5 million Instagram followers, Bindi gushed over the ‘most beautiful surprise’ and revealed that she had no idea that the proposal was going to take place, or that her brother was across the park taking photos 

Happy ever after! '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

Happy ever after! ‘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

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.’    

The young couple, who describe themselves as ‘soulmates’, first met at Australia Zoo in November 2013, where they work alongside Bindi’s mother Terri, and her brother Robert.

Despite celebrating both her 21st birthday and engagement, Bindi admitted it had been a ‘bittersweet’ day as she was celebrating without her father Steve, who tragically died nearly 13 years ago.

Speaking to the Sunshine Coast Daily, she explained: ‘I do really wish that dad was here to be able to celebrate with us as a family. I think in some ways he is and his spirit lives on in everything that we do, and I always feel closest to dad here at Australia Zoo.’ 

She added: ‘People have been so kind and sharing so much love and that means so much to me.’

The animal-lover had been showered with gifts and kind messages on her birthday, including a $25,000 Rolex watch from Russell Crowe, which the Hollywood actor believed her dad ‘would have wanted’ her to have.

WHO WAS ‘THE CROCODILE HUNTER’ STEVE IRWIN? 

Steve Irwin (1962 - 2006) pictured in 1998

Steve Irwin (1962 – 2006) pictured in 1998

Steve Irwin, famously known as the ‘Crocodile Hunter’, tragically died from fatal stingray barb to the heart while filming footage for his daughter’s show in Batt Reef in 2006. He was 44 years old.

Steve rose to international fame due to his quintessential Aussie accent, his lively presenting style on television, and his iconic catchphrase, ‘Crikey!’

The Australian zookeeper, conservationist and presenter who found worldwide fame fronting the television series The Crocodile Hunter 

On September 4, 2006 Steve was pierced in the heart by the tail of the short-tail stingray whilst attempting to film it swimming away and tragically died from his injuries

The cameraman, Justin Lyons, who witnessed the death later revealed that Steve was stabbed ‘hundreds of times’ and that his final words were ‘I’m dying’

Steve’s death is believed to be the only fatality from a stingray captured on video 

Steve is survived by his wife Terri, 55, daughter Bindi, 21, and son Robert, 15 

 

Steve Irwin, famously known as the ‘Crocodile Hunter’, tragically died from fatal stingray barb to the heart while filming footage for his daughter’s show in Batt Reef in 2006. He was 44 years old.

Steve rose to international fame due to his quintessential Aussie accent, his lively presenting style on television, and his iconic catchphrase, ‘Crikey!’

In an emotional interview days before her birthday, Bindi revealed she still has moments where she breaks down over the loss of her dad.

‘Some days you feel the grief more than others. What gets to me are those moments when I’d love him to be here to share what we’re doing,’ she told Stellar magazine.

‘It could be when my brother is receiving an accolade for his photography, or it might be at the end of the day when we’re having dinner and laughing. I’ll think: ‘I wish Dad was here for this.’ But he’s just not there.’

Bindi added that recently, just seeing footage of her charismatic father doing what he did best left her in tears. 

‘There’s old footage of dad with the crocodiles and, even though I’ve seen the video maybe 50 times, that day I started crying,’ she told the magazine.

Bindi captured the hearts of the Australian public, and all over the world, after she delivered a heartwarming eulogy for her father at his funeral when she was just eight years old.

She has since grown up to follow in her dad’s footsteps, landing her own nature documentary series, Bindi the Jungle Girl at the age of nine. The star also hosted Bindi’s Bootcamp, a wildlife-themed game show in 2012. 

Family photo: In an emotional interview days before her birthday, Bindi (pictured with parents Terri and Steve in 2004) revealed she still has moments where she breaks down over the loss of her dad

Family photo: In an emotional interview days before her birthday, Bindi (pictured with parents Terri and Steve in 2004) revealed she still has moments where she breaks down over the loss of her dad

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