Napoleon's arch nemisis Great Britain had some important family news today, and... more »
Napoleon's arch nemisis Great Britain had some important family news today, and Napoleon felt he had to comment on it.
Britain's Prince William is engaged to Kate Middleton, the British royal family announced Tuesday, ending years of speculation about whether and when the prince would propose to his longtime girlfriend.
The prince and Middleton, both 28, have been dating since 2003. Rumors have been rife for years that they have been close to marriage.
"We're obviously thrilled," said William's father, Prince Charles, as he toured Poundbury with Atlanta, Georgia, Mayor Kasim Reed. "They've been practicing long enough."
The wedding will take place in London in the spring or summer of 2011, said a statement from Clarence House, William's home near Buckingham Palace. It said further details would be announced "in due course."
"Prince William and Miss Middleton became engaged in October during a private holiday in Kenya," the statement said. "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.
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"Following the marriage, the couple will live in north Wales, where Prince William will continue to serve with the Royal Air Force."
Buckingham Palace released a statement shortly afterwards, saying Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Prince Philip, are "absolutely delighted for them both." « less