The royal pair are officially engaged, Clarence House has confirmed, and will marry in spring or summer next year
Royal congratulations are in order! Prince William and Kate Middleton are engaged, and will marry next year, an official spokesman for Clarence House has confirmed.
The pair got engaged during a romantic break to Kenya in October, and will tie the knot in a traditional ceremony next spring or summer.
And the Queen is said to be ‘absolutely delighted’ with the happy news.
‘The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton,’ an official statement from the Royal Household read.
‘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.’
Congratulations have already been pouring in, with David Cameron and Nick Clegg among the famous well wishers, and the newly-engaged pair are expected to hold an official photocall at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.
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