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It’s official: Prince William will marry Kate Middleton in 2011 – They became Engaged in October

“The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton.” With this official press release, Clarence House announced today that Prince William, second in line to the throne, will marry Kate Middelton in 2011, the year that would have been the 30th anniversary of his parents’ wedding. It was also revealed that the couple became secretly engaged in October during their holiday in Kenya.

According to the BBCs correspondent Will Ross, Prince Williams popped the question at a game reserve in the foothills of Mount Kenya, where he stayed several times. He also spent part of his gap year in Kenya and therefore is very fond of the Country.

The Prince didnt initially present a ring when he asked for Kates hand, but later gave her the Engagement Ring of his Mother, Princess Diana.

No wedding date has been announced yet, but according to the release “it will take place in the Spring or Summer of 2011, in London.”

The release continues: “Prince William has informed The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince William has also sought the permission of Miss Middleton’s father. Following the marriage, the couple will live in north Wales, where Prince William will continue to serve with the Royal Air Force.”

British Prime Minister David Cameron already sent the couple his very best wishes. Buckingham Palace has stated that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is”absolutely delighted” for Prince William and fiancee, Kate Middleton.

Prince William and Kate Middleton appeared before the cameras on Tuesday afternoon at 4:45 pm local time for a short interview. This was the first public statement of Ms Middleton ever. She remained so restrained during her time with Prince Williams, that Britons haven’t even heard her voice up until this official press appearance.

More Information:
BBC NewsLive Coverage
The Telegraph
The Guardian
The Mirror
The Sun

15 Comments

  1. Tracy McCartney wrote:

    Congratulations to a beautiful couple, a Royal Wedding will bring a smile to Britain’s face.

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 7:38 am | Permalink
  2. Imelda Murphy wrote:

    I’m over the moon, great news. Congratulations to the happy couple. well done William

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Permalink
  3. Cyrena Davis wrote:

    Congratulations to William and Kate! So excited for a Royal Wedding and wish the happy couple many years of happiness:)

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Permalink
  4. Bonnie wrote:

    I am very happy with the news of the engagement. I know that if Diana was alive that she would be very happy. Al the best to the happy couple

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Permalink
  5. Katherine wrote:

    Absolutely wonderful news, congratulations from your fans in South Africa.

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 2:05 am | Permalink
  6. brigitte wrote:

    congratulations from holland

    we hope its a great day your wedding day en have a happy life
    william your mother looks from the sky and she is proud

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 6:18 am | Permalink
  7. chrissy wrote:

    It seems to be quite a coincidence that The Beatles FINALLY released music and movies on iTunes the same day that these two FINALLY announced their engagement. It wouldn’t surprise me if the British Royals controlled Beatles copyrights and royalties.

    Who knows? They may be planning to fund the party with royalties from iTunes.

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 11:53 am | Permalink
  8. vicki coleman wrote:

    Congratulations to the both of you, all the best for the future.

    Just want to add one thing, even though im really happy for you both, please, please dont book 17th june as this is my wedding day, cant afford a lot, but want the few guests to be talking about me on my day not you. Sorry to be selfish.

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Permalink
  9. Maureen wrote:

    I am very proud and happy for both couple.May your day be filled with joy and happiness.

    Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 3:54 am | Permalink
  10. Maureen Ulsimbi wrote:

    Congratulations to the new couple.From Papua New Guinea.

    Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 4:04 am | Permalink
  11. Arthur wrote:

    Is it a criteria when marrying into the royal family that you have to shoot and kill animals and birds etc. Did Kate and her family have to do this. If I was told I’d tell them to get stuffed. Who wants to marry killers.

    Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 8:18 am | Permalink
  12. Kayum wrote:

    The Royal wedding should be with the people and be more central and away from London. They should be wed in most likely York Minister, which is a beautiful Cathedral, and is central in the UK.

    Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 10:06 am | Permalink
  13. Finally!! They seem so much in love! May God bless your marriage!

    Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 10:31 am | Permalink
  14. Katrina wrote:

    Congrats to Prince William and Miss Kate! I’m so happy for you, and I teared up when I heard the announcment. =)

    I have one of the limited Royal Mint coins of Prince Charles and Princess Diana still in its case, and I’m looking forward to getting one of yours!

    Blessings from Montana, USA

    Friday, November 19, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Permalink
  15. Brenda wrote:

    Congratulations to William and Kate. I wish you many happy years together. Model your marriage after William’s grandparents. They seem to know how to stay married.

    Congrats!

    Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 1:14 am | Permalink