UK's Prince William to marry long-term girlfriend

Britain's Prince William is to marry his long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton next year, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday.

Britain’s Prince William is to marry his long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton next year, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday.

William, 28, the eldest son of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, and Middleton, 28, became engaged while on holiday in Kenya.

After years of speculation, Prince William has finally announced his engagement to long term girlfriend, Kate Middleton. View our slideshow as the royal family, as well as, the whole of Britain, celebrate the news.
“The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton,” Charles’s office said in a statement.

“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.”

The statement said William, who met Middleton, daughter of self-made entrepreneurs, while at university, had informed Queen Elizabeth and also sought the permission of Middleton’s father.—Reuters

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