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& # 39; I think that's what Dad wanted? & # 39 ;: Bindi Irwin (right) has revealed how she will include her late father Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin in her marriage to Chandler Powell (left)

She was engaged to a six year old boyfriend, Chandler Powell, 22, on her 21st birthday earlier this week.

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And now Bindi Irwin has revealed how she will involve her deceased father, Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, in the upcoming wedding ceremony.

She said Entertainment tonight in her first interview since her & # 39; bittersweet & # 39; engagement that she wanted her brother Robert, 15, to take her father's place and walk her down the aisle.

& # 39; I think that's what Dad wanted? & # 39 ;: Bindi Irwin (right) has revealed how she will include her late father Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin in her marriage to Chandler Powell (left)

& # 39; I think that's what Dad wanted? & # 39 ;: Bindi Irwin (right) has revealed how she will include her late father Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin in her marriage to Chandler Powell (left)

& # 39; I think it will be very important to me that Robert lead me down the aisle. That is something that I really want to do, & she said.

She says to her brother: & # 39; Always stood up and was the one who gave me a hug when I needed it and encouraged me to move forward in life & # 39 ;.

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Bindi knows for sure that Steve would be happy if Robert entered her.

& # 39; I think that's what Dad wanted, & # 39; she added.

Bindi gave away further details of the upcoming marriage and revealed that she would have the & # 39; father and daughter & # 39; dance with her mother, Terri Irwin, 55.

Close: Bindi told E! that she would like her brother Robert, 15, (on the right) to take her father's place and walk her down the aisle

Close: Bindi told E! that she would like her brother Robert, 15, (on the right) to take her father's place and walk her down the aisle

Close: Bindi told E! that she would like her brother Robert, 15, (on the right) to take her father's place and walk her down the aisle

He would approve: Bindi says her brother & # 39; always performed & # 39 ;. Bindi is sure that Steve would be happy if Robert entered her. & # 39; I think that is what Dad would have wanted, & # 39; she added. Pictured with her father in 2006

He would approve: Bindi says her brother & # 39; always performed & # 39 ;. Bindi is sure that Steve would be happy if Robert entered her. & # 39; I think that is what Dad would have wanted, & # 39; she added. Pictured with her father in 2006

He would approve: Bindi says her brother & # 39; always performed & # 39 ;. Bindi is sure that Steve would be happy if Robert entered her. & # 39; I think that is what Dad would have wanted, & # 39; she added. Pictured with her father in 2006

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The conservationist said that her extensive engagement was bittersweet because she wished her father was there.

In a conversation with ET, she admitted: & # 39; It was so incredibly special. But then, at the same time for me personally, there are people I really wish I could be here today for this time of my life. Especially my father. & # 39;

She added: & I wish he could be here to be excited and welcome (Chandler) to the family, and I find that a real challenge (for me).

So sweet: Bindi gave away further details of the upcoming marriage and revealed that she would have the & # 39; father and daughter & # 39; dance with her mother, Terri Irwin, 55 (left). & # 39; I think that if I were to dance, that would be with my mother. My mother and I are so close. She is my pillar of strength in life and I love her without description, & she said

So sweet: Bindi gave away further details of the upcoming marriage and revealed that she would have the & # 39; father and daughter & # 39; dance with her mother, Terri Irwin, 55 (left). & # 39; I think that if I were to dance, that would be with my mother. My mother and I are so close. She is my pillar of strength in life and I love her without description, & she said

So sweet: Bindi gave away further details of the upcoming marriage and revealed that she would have the & # 39; father and daughter & # 39; dance with her mother, Terri Irwin, 55 (left). & # 39; I think that if I were to dance, that would be with my mother. My mother and I are so close. She is my pillar of strength in life and I love her without description, & she said

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& # 39; I think Dad would have loved him so much and would have been so excited that he is now part of our family. & # 39;

The wedding date has not yet been publicly set, but it seems that Bindi is already making plans for the wedding.

On Wednesday, Bindi and Chandler became engaged on Wednesday at the Australia Zoo in Queensland, on her 21st birthday.

Happy ever after! She was engaged to a six-year-old friend, Chandler, 22, on her 21st birthday earlier this week

Happy ever after! She was engaged to a six-year-old friend, Chandler, 22, on her 21st birthday earlier this week

Happy ever after! She was engaged to a six-year-old friend, Chandler, 22, on her 21st birthday earlier this week

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Bindi shared heart-warming photos with her fans on Thursday after her award-winning nature photographer brother Robert had captured the sweet moment she was on camera & # 39; Yes & # 39; said.

The Wildlife Warrior addressed its 2.5 million Instagram followers and threw itself into the & # 39; most beautiful surprise & # 39; and revealed that she had no idea that the proposal would take place, or that her brother was taking photos across the park.

Bindi revealed: & # 39; Chandler and Robert worked together to capture the moment that I & # 39; YES & # 39; said. We were in the gardens of Australia Zoo and it was more than perfect.

Bittersweet: the conservationist said her engagement was bittersweet. & # 39; It was so incredibly special. But then there are people I really wish I could be here today for this time of my life. Especially my father. & # 39; Bindi is depicted with parents Terri and Steve in 2004

Bittersweet: the conservationist said her engagement was bittersweet. & # 39; It was so incredibly special. But then there are people I really wish I could be here today for this time of my life. Especially my father. & # 39; Bindi is depicted with parents Terri and Steve in 2004

Bittersweet: the conservationist said her engagement was bittersweet. & # 39; It was so incredibly special. But then there are people I really wish I could be here today for this time of my life. Especially my father. & # 39; Bindi is depicted with parents Terri and Steve in 2004

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& # 39; I never knew Robert was photographing there and I will always be grateful for these special memories of the most wonderful day of my life. & # 39;

In the nice selection of photos, Bindi, who looked radiant in a mini dress with navy flowers, saw astonished panting as Chandler bent on one knee and presented her with a beautiful diamond ring before the radiant couple shared an intimate hug.

& # 39; On my birthday I said & # 39; yes & # 39; and & # 39; forever & # 39; against the love of my life, & # 39; Bindi wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of her engagement ring.

She added: & I wish he could be here to be excited and welcome (Chandler) to the family, and I find that a real challenge (for me). & # 39; I think Dad would have loved him so much and would have been so excited that he is now part of our family & # 39;

She added: & I wish he could be here to be excited and welcome (Chandler) to the family, and I find that a real challenge (for me). & # 39; I think Dad would have loved him so much and would have been so excited that he is now part of our family & # 39;

She added: & I wish he could be here to be excited and welcome (Chandler) to the family, and I find that a real challenge (for me). & # 39; I think Dad would have loved him so much and would have been so excited that he is now part of our family & # 39;

She added: & Chandler, I fell in love with you almost six years ago and has been a whirlwind of adventure and real happiness ever since.

& # 39; I am so looking forward to spending our eternity together as your wife. Here is a lifelong friendship, purpose and unconditional love. Let's get married now! & # 39;

In a separate Instagram post, Chandler wrote: & # 39; She said YES. Almost six years ago we met at the Zoo of Australia. I immediately fell head over heels for her kind and attentive heart that radiates so much light.

Romantic! On Wednesday, she and Chandler shared photos of the moment they were engaged at the Australia Zoo in Queensland on Wednesday, her 21st birthday

Romantic! On Wednesday, she and Chandler shared photos of the moment they were engaged at the Australia Zoo in Queensland on Wednesday, her 21st birthday

Romantic! On Wednesday, she and Chandler shared photos of the moment they were engaged at the Australia Zoo in Queensland on Wednesday, her 21st birthday

So sweet! Bindi shared the heart-warming images with her fans on Thursday after her award-winning nature photographer brother Robert captured the sweet moment on camera
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So sweet! Bindi shared the heart-warming images with her fans on Thursday after her award-winning nature photographer brother Robert captured the sweet moment on camera

So sweet! Bindi shared the heart-warming images with her fans on Thursday after her award-winning nature photographer brother Robert captured the sweet moment on camera

She wrote in a caption: & Chandler, I fell in love with you almost six years ago and has since been a whirlwind of adventure and real happiness. & # 39; I am so looking forward to spending our eternity together as your wife & # 39;

She wrote in a caption: & Chandler, I fell in love with you almost six years ago and has since been a whirlwind of adventure and real happiness. & # 39; I am so looking forward to spending our eternity together as your wife & # 39;

She wrote in a caption: & Chandler, I fell in love with you almost six years ago and has since been a whirlwind of adventure and real happiness. & # 39; I am so looking forward to spending our eternity together as your wife & # 39;

In a separate Instagram post, Chandler wrote: & # 39; She said YES. Almost six years ago we met at the Zoo of Australia. I immediately fell head over heels for her kind and attentive heart that radiates so much light & # 39;

In a separate Instagram post, Chandler wrote: & # 39; She said YES. Almost six years ago we met at the Zoo of Australia. I immediately fell head over heels for her kind and attentive heart that radiates so much light & # 39;

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In a separate Instagram post, Chandler wrote: & # 39; She said YES. Almost six years ago we met at the Zoo of Australia. I immediately fell head over heels for her kind and attentive heart that radiates so much light & # 39;

& # 39; Introducing her favorite place in the zoo, surrounded by animals, seemed the perfect way to start this incredible new chapter in our lives. Bee, I love you more than anything else in this world and I will always do that. Congratulations. & # 39;

The young couple, who have been dating for six years, describe themselves as & # 39; soulmates & # 39; and met for the first time at the Australia Zoo in November 2013, where they work together with Bindi & # 39; s mother Terri and her brother Robert.

Despite celebrating both her 21st birthday and engagement, Bindi admitted it had been a & # 39; bittersweet & # 39; day as she celebrated without her father Steve, who died tragically almost 13 years ago.

Thanks man! Bindi addressed her 2.5 million Instagram followers and bumped into the & # 39; most beautiful surprise & # 39; and revealed that she had no idea that the proposal would take place, or that her brother was walking through the park to take photos. Pictured with brother Robert Irwin

Thanks man! Bindi addressed her 2.5 million Instagram followers and bumped into the & # 39; most beautiful surprise & # 39; and revealed that she had no idea that the proposal would take place, or that her brother was walking through the park to take photos. Pictured with brother Robert Irwin

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Thanks man! Bindi addressed her 2.5 million Instagram followers and bumped into the & # 39; most beautiful surprise & # 39; and revealed that she had no idea that the proposal would take place, or that her brother was walking through the park to take photos. Pictured with brother Robert Irwin

Speak to the Sunshine Coast Dailyshe explained: & # 39; I really wish Dad were here to celebrate with us as a family. I think he is in some ways and his spirit lives on in everything we do, and I always feel closest to Dad here at the Australia Zoo. & # 39;

She added: & # 39; People have been so nice and have shared so much love and that means so much to me. & # 39;

The animal lover was overloaded with gifts and friendly messages on her birthday, including a $ 25,000 Rolex watch from Russell Crowe, whose Hollywood actor believed her father wanted her & # 39; wanted & # 39; had.
Bittersweet: Despite celebrating both her 21st birthday and her engagement, Bindi admitted that it was a & # 39; bittersweet & # 39; day was because she celebrated without her father Steve, who died tragically almost 13 years ago. Pictured: Robert, Terri and Bindi Irwin with Chandler Powell

Bittersweet: Despite celebrating both her 21st birthday and her engagement, Bindi admitted that it was a & # 39; bittersweet & # 39; day was because she celebrated without her father Steve, who died tragically almost 13 years ago. Pictured: Robert, Terri and Bindi Irwin with Chandler Powell

Bittersweet: Despite celebrating both her 21st birthday and her engagement, Bindi admitted that it was a & # 39; bittersweet & # 39; day was because she celebrated without her father Steve, who died tragically almost 13 years ago. Pictured: Robert, Terri and Bindi Irwin with Chandler Powell

Steve Irwin, known as the & # 39; Crocodile Hunter & # 39 ;, tragically died of fatal stingray in his heart while filming footage for his daughter's show at Batt Reef in 2006. He was 44 years old.

Steve gained international fame for his typical Aussie accent, his vivid presentation style on television and his iconic slogan & # 39; Crikey! & # 39;

In an emotional interview days before her birthday, Bindi revealed that she still has moments when she falls out about losing her father.

Fortunately: the couple, who have been dating for six years, delighted fans with their engagement

Fortunately: the couple, who have been dating for six years, delighted fans with their engagement

Fortunately: the couple, who have been dating for six years, delighted fans with their engagement

& # 39; Some days you feel more sad than others. As far as I'm concerned, those are the moments when I would like him to be here to share what we do & # 39 ;, she told Stellar magazine.

& # 39; My brother may receive a tribute for his photography, or we may eat and laugh at the end of the day. I will think: & # 39; I wish Dad was here. & # 39; But he's just not there. & # 39;

Bindi added that she recently saw tears from her charismatic father who did what he did best.

Too fast: Steve Irwin, known as the & # 39; Crocodile Hunter & # 39 ;, tragically died of fatal stingray in his heart while filming footage for his daughter's show at Batt Reef in 2006. He was 44 years old old. Pictured in 1998

Too fast: Steve Irwin, known as the & # 39; Crocodile Hunter & # 39 ;, tragically died of fatal stingray in his heart while filming footage for his daughter's show at Batt Reef in 2006. He was 44 years old old. Pictured in 1998

Too fast: Steve Irwin, known as the & # 39; Crocodile Hunter & # 39 ;, tragically died of fatal stingray in his heart while filming footage for his daughter's show at Batt Reef in 2006. He was 44 years old old. Pictured in 1998

& # 39; There are old images of Daddy with the crocodiles and, although I have seen the video maybe 50 times, I started crying that day & # 39 ;, she told the magazine.

Bindi captured the hearts of the Australian public and around the world after giving a heart-warming eulogy to her father at his funeral when she was only eight years old.

Since then she grew up to follow in her father's footsteps and landed her own nature documentary series, Bindi the Jungle Girl, at the age of nine. The star also organized Bindi & # 39; s Bootcamp, a game show with a game theme in 2012.

A TIMETABLE OF BINDI AND CHANDLER & # 39; s ROMANCE

NOVEMBER 2013: The couple meets for the first time at the Australia Zoo in Queensland. Chandler later asks Bindi & # 39; s mother, Terri, if he can keep in touch with her

JULY 2015: Bindi announces on Instagram that Chandler is a & # 39; Wildlife Warrior & # 39; has started while they are starting a long-distance novel

SEPTEMBER 2015: Bindi and Chandler debut their relationship on the red carpet after her appearance on Dancing with the Stars

LATE 2018: Chandler moves to Queensland to live with the Irwins

NOVEMBER 2018: Bindi says she & # 39; happy & # 39; feels that she & # 39; The One & # 39; has found

DECEMBER 2018: The couple rejects engagement rumors and says they are in no hurry to get married

July 24, 2019: The couple announces their engagement on Bindi's 21st birthday

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