Prince William and Kate Middleton to announce engagement ‘this summer’

Could wedding bells finally be ringing for Prince William and Kate Middleton?

The rumour mill has spun into overdrive, with speculation that a royal wedding could finally be on the cards for Prince William and Kate Middleton, and that an engagement announcement will take place this June.

Author Tina Brown, who wrote a biography of Princess Diana and was a former editor at Vanity Fair, first made the claims in her blog yesterday, alleging that she had learnt the news from an ‘impeccable source’ inside Buckingham Palace.

She wrote: ‘A high-placed source in royal circles tells me that two days in June have been mysteriously blocked out on the palace diaries – June 3 and 4. They suggest this is a likely date for the engagement announcement at last of the 27-year-old Prince William and his patient squeeze, 28-year-old Kate Middleton.’

‘If so, a wedding itself would probably follow in November,’ Brown added.

She goes on to speculate that the nuptials may take place at the end of the year to fall after the General Election, but before Williams starts a three-year post as an RAF Search and Rescue pilot.

The couple has been plagued by wedding whispers ever since they started dating seven years ago, after meeting at St Andrews University.

But Brown’s account is so far just speculation – no comment has been made by the palace regarding her claims. 

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