After eight years of ‘Will they or won’t they?’ Wills and Kate will get married, officially, after he popped the question in Kenya.
The royal wait is over: Prince William of Wales will marry Kate Middleton (of England, we think) next year. No date has been set for the wedding, but it’ll be in Spring or Summer 2011, in London.
According to a statement from the office of Prince Charles, Wills’ dad, the 28-year-old Prince will marry “Miss Catherine Middleton” next year. The couple met eight years ago when they were both students at St. Andrews University in Scotland, and after months of frothy speculation, William finally put a ring on it.
Middleton comes from a decidedly common family, at least by Royal wedding standards — her mother was an air hostess (that’s Brit for flight attendant) and Dad was an airline dispatcher for British Airways.
Here’s the official statement from Clarence House, the Prince of Wales’ office:
The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton.‘The wedding will take place in the Spring or Summer of 2011, in London. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course. Prince William and Miss Middleton became engaged in October during a private holiday in Kenya. 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.
How do Wills’ grandmother (Queen Elizabeth II) and grandfather (Prince Philip) feel about it? According to the official statement from Buckingham Palace, “Both the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are absolutely delighted for them both.”
The couple has been on so many mag covers lately — and you can see them all at CoverAwards.com!