CHARLES Bronson is infamous for being Britain’s “most violent prisoner” and is currently serving time at HMP Wakefield.
Despite the fact the 64-year-old lag is still serving his term at “Monster Mansion”, he was granted permission to marry his actress girlfriend Paula Williamson. Here’s the lowdown on the big day…
Notorious criminal Charles Bronson has been granted permission to wed
How did Paula Williamson meet Charles Bronson?
Paula is known for working on the cast of Coronation Street, but also appears to have a passion for writing to high profile prisoners.
Before she started her relationship with Charles Bronson, she exchanged a series of letters and gifts with killer paedophile Ian Brady.
Paula is said to have grown close to the notorious armed robber in the same way.
The pair began exchanging letters before apparently falling in love with one another.
Rex Features Paula Williamson has made numerous TV appearances to defend her relationship with the infamous lag
How did Charles Bronson propose to Paula?
Details emerged of how Bronson wooed Williamson with a rendition of Frank Sinatra’s My Way as he serenaded her down the phone on Valentine’s Day.
Paula accepted the white gold and diamond ring and said that Bronson had phoned her in advance to ask for her ring size.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Paula was asked if the engagement was a publicity stunt and said: “I do know Charlie and this is the real deal.”
“I’m very excited to be his fiance because I’m in love with the man and that’s God’s honest truth.”
When did Charles Bronson and Paula Williamson get married?
The couple planned to tie the knot on Paula’s birthday in August – but had to wait for confirmation of a date for their ceremony from the authorities.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Paula revealed that they would be married “sooner rather than later” in the prison chapel, where they would be allowed 10 guests who would be a mixture of her friends and family and his.
The couple were granted permission to wed in a service that took place TODAY (November 14).
Former Corrie actress Paula Williamson was bundled into Wakefield jail under a purple cloak after a bizarre procession through the town led by a Bronson lookalike and a woman on a mobility scooter.
Britain’s most violent prisoner, 64, — who has spent the past 41 years in prison — was handcuffed to a warder for the strictly controlled two-hour ceremony witnessed by just five guests.
PA:Press Association Bronson has spent the majority of his life behind bars and now he will wed there too
Where did they hold the ceremony?
The pair held their wedding inside HMP Wakefield.
A reception was held at a local hotel, but Paula will be heading to Malta without her new husband as he was led back to his cell after the ceremony.
Paula emerged from the prison under a ghostly white shroud on top of her purple cloak, ensuring her dress was almost completely hidden from view.
She was then smuggled into the York House Hotel through a side door to continue the celebrations with friends and family – who had their phones confiscated as she has reportedly sold picture rights to a newspaper.
Paula Williamson says she and Charles Bronson will get married in prison