Prince William and Kate Middleton are officially engaged. Prince Charles made the announcement confirming what has been rumored for months.
The eldest of the Princes asked Kate’s father’s permission before he proposed and then popped the question in Kenya. The wedding is being planned for the spring/summer of 2011. A prenup is also being crafted and Middleton is ditching her nickname Kate for the more formal Catherine. (For more details click HERE…)
William proposed with his mother’s engagement ring. Princess Diana picked out and wore it after her February engagement in 1981. The ring is an 18 carat sapphire oval cut stone surrounded by diamonds.
‘As you may have recognized, it’s my mother’s engagement ring, so of course it’s very special to me and Kate’s very special to me now as well, and it’s only right the two are put together.
‘It was my way of making sure my mother didn’t miss out on today, and the excitement and the fact that we’re going to spend the rest of our lives together. The timing is right now, we are both very, very happy.’
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