John Deacon had been dating Veronica Tetzlaff since his early days at the University.
Sheffield-born of Polish ancestry, Veronica had studied at the Maria Assumpta Teacher Training College before starting work as a nanny. John Deacon and Veronica married on January 18 1975 at a Carmelite church in Kensington Church street. Veronica's family were members of this order of Catholicism, named after Mount Carmel in Palestine, and dedicated to a striclty orthodox application of the faith.
Nigel Bullen's wife, Ruth, got to know her quite well through their husband's friendship [Nigel played with john Deacon at The Opposition]. "She's a very normal, very quiet devout Catholic," she said. "She didn't wear any make-up and wore fairly plain clothes; she wasn't into the glamorous life at all. She is a lovely person, completely unpretentious. I've got the impression down the years that their children are the most important things to her."
Ruth Bullen recalls Veronica's response when, early in their marriage, John Deacon bought her a new mini car. "She was thrilled to bits with it. A lot would have bought something top of the range, but she did not come from money and was just happy to have a car. It took her a few years to realise she could have practically anything she wanted. It was ages before she got a nanny to help her with the kids."
They are living together since then and they had 6 children: Robert who was born on 18 July, 1975; Michael, on 3 February, 1978; Laura on 25 June, 1979; Joshua (13th December, 1983); Luke (born on 5 December, 1992) and Cameron (7th November, 1993).
Source: "Queen: The Early Years", by Mark Hodkinson.