Photo: Sir Ben Ainslie announces engagement to Georgie Thompson

Team GB hero Sir Ben Ainslie announces his engagement to partner Georgie Thompson on Twitter

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Ben Ainslie and Georgie Thompson Photo: Ben Ainslie/Twitter

Sir Ben Ainslie has announced his engagement to partner Georgie Thompson on Twitter.

The couple, who first met in 2013, both took to the social network to reveal the news on Tuesday afternoon.

Olympic gold medallist Ainslie posted the picture above on Twitter and wrote: “Picture says it all. So happy to be engaged to the loveliest woman in the World. Biggles is pretty excited too!”

And Thompson, a sports presenter for Fox and BBC, added: “This just in… @AinslieBen and I are getting married! Couldn’t be happier. Suspect the honeymoon may involve a boat..:)”

Speaking about her relationship with Ainslie in 2013, Thompson told the Daily Mail: “We met through friends at an event and I don’t really know how to describe it.

“It was a bit of a thunderbolt moment but a thunderbolt that took years before it became anything real.”

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