The Prue Leith effect

The Prue Leith effect

The Telegraph reports “The proportion of women who are married has dropped below 50 per cent, while the “Prue Leith effect” has seen an increase in over 70s walking down the aisle. Over the past decade there has been a decline in the number of women getting married, with 49.5 per cent married in 2018 down from 50.8 per cent in 2008, new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show. 

But bucking the nation’s declining marriage trend are those aged 70 and above, with the proportion of them who are married increasing from 50.3 per cent in 2008 to 55.8 per cent in 2018. In 2016, Great British Bake Off presenter Prue Leith married at the age of 76 after being widowed eight years earlier. Read more  


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