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Robert Irwin reacts to sister Bindi’s engagement to Chandler Powell

‘I am beyond happy for you two’: Robert Irwin congratulates his sister Bindi, 21, on her engagement to wakeboarder Chandler Powell, 22

Bindi Irwin announced her engagement to American boyfriend Chandler Powell while celebrating her 21st birthday at Australia Zoo in Queensland on Wednesday.

And after sharing the happy news with the world, Bindi’s younger brother Robert has offered his congratulations to the couple in a heartfelt Instagram post.

He shared a photo of the trio alongside the caption: ‘I am beyond happy for you two. You are true soulmates and have always been so completely perfect for each other. Love you both and congratulations.’ 

'I am beyond happy for you two': Robert Irwin (right) has congratulated his sister Bindi (centre) on her engagement to wakeboarder Chandler Powell (left)

‘I am beyond happy for you two’: Robert Irwin (right) has congratulated his sister Bindi (centre) on her engagement to wakeboarder Chandler Powell (left)

Bindi soon replied with: ‘Love you! Thank you for sharing this day with us.’

Chandler also commented: ‘Best day ever. It’s such a blessing to have gained a future wife and also a brother.’ 

Bindi announced her engagement on Wednesday evening, Australia time, sharing a photo to social media of her stunning diamond ring.

Happily ever after: Bindi announced her engagement to American boyfriend Chandler while celebrating her 21st birthday at Australia Zoo in Queensland on Wednesday

Happily ever after: Bindi announced her engagement to American boyfriend Chandler while celebrating her 21st birthday at Australia Zoo in Queensland on Wednesday

‘On my birthday I said “yes” and “forever” to the love of my life,’ the Dancing with the Stars 2015 winner tweeted. 

She continued: ‘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 forward 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!’

Wow! On Wednesday evening, Australia time, Bindi shared this  photo of her diamond ring

Wow! On Wednesday evening, Australia time, Bindi shared this  photo of her diamond ring

Bittersweet: Despite the joyous occasion, Bindi admitted it was a 'bittersweet' day celebrating without her father, Steve, who tragically died nearly 13 years ago. Pictured (left to right): Chandler, Bindi, Terri Irwin and Robert

Bittersweet: Despite the joyous occasion, Bindi admitted it was a ‘bittersweet’ day celebrating without her father, Steve, who tragically died nearly 13 years ago. Pictured (left to right): Chandler, Bindi, Terri Irwin and Robert

But despite the joyous occasion, she admitted it was a ‘bittersweet’ day celebrating without her father, Steve, who tragically died nearly 13 years ago. 

‘I do really wish that dad was here to be able to celebrate with us as a family,’ Bindi told the Sunshine Coast Daily.

‘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.’

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

RIP: Steve Irwin, famously known as the 'Crocodile Hunter', died from fatal stingray barb to the heart while filming footage in Batt Reef in 2006. He was 44 years old. Pictured in late 2003

RIP: Steve Irwin, famously known as the ‘Crocodile Hunter’, died from fatal stingray barb to the heart while filming footage in Batt Reef in 2006. He was 44 years old. Pictured in late 2003

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