Prince William Engaged

To the world he’s the second in line to the British throne, but for the past eight years Prince William has been Prince Charming to Kate Middleton, and on November 16, 2010 Clarence House issued the long-awaited announcement that the couple have taken their first steps toward a happily ever after.

A love story which began during their days as students at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland led to a proposal from the royal romantic in October 2010 as the pair enjoyed a holiday getaway to Kenya.

During their first photocall together, Prince William revealed that he presented his bride-to-be with the sapphire and diamond engagement ring once worn by Princess Diana. “It was my way of making sure my mother didn’t miss out on today.”

While the public is privy to plans of a wedding in either the spring or summer of 2011, further details of the impending I do’s are to be revealed at a future date.

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46565, NORTHLEACH, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM - Tuesday November 16 2010. FILE PICTURE DATED Saturday October 23 2010.  Prince William and Kate Middleton are engaged and will marry in 2011, Clarence House announced today. The announcement came after speculation reached fever pitch following a visit by Kate's parents to the Queen's Scottish estate last month. The invitation was seen as a clear sign that the couple were poised to announce they were marrying. They have been together for eight years and have recently been spending much of their time in north Wales where William is a search and rescue pilot. Their wedding, scheduled for 2011, will be the biggest royal event since the wedding of William's mother and father. ORIGINAL CAPTION: Prince William and girlfriend Kate Middleton attend the wedding of thier horse riding chum Harry Meade in the Cotswold village of Northleach, Gloucestershire.  Photograph:  Ikon Pictures,

A printed copy of the emailed notice by Britain's Royal Family announcing the official engagement of Prince William and Catherine Middleton is seen in London November 16, 2010. Britain's Prince William is to marry his long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton next year, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday, ending months of media speculation about the couple's plans to wed. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez  (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS SOCIETY PROFILE)

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