Queen icon Freddie Mercury’s ex-girlfriend and fiancee Mary Austin was interviewed by Express and revealed an untold story about how did Freddie Mercury propose her.

Here is what she said:

“When I was 23 he gave me a big box on Christmas Day. Inside was another box, then another and so it went on. It was like one of his playful games. Eventually, I found a lovely jade ring inside the last small box.

“I looked at it and was speechless. I remember thinking, ‘I don’t understand what’s going on.’ It wasn’t what I’d expected at all.

So I asked him, ‘Which hand should I put this on?’ And he said, ‘Ring finger, left hand.’ And then he said, ‘Because, will you marry me?‘ I was shocked. It just so wasn’t what I was expecting. I just whispered, ‘Yes. I will.'”

Austin also described that spectacular moment elsewhere:

“When I opened it, there was this beautiful Egyptian scarab ring. It’s supposed to bring good luck. He was very sweet and quite shy about giving it to me.”

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