In their first interview as an engaged couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton could not have looked any happier. The royal family announced that the couple would be preparing for a wedding in either the spring or summer of next year.
The Prince and his Bride to be have been a couple on and off for the past eight years. The engagement took place last month in Kenya while the couple was on holiday; and Prince William presented Middleton with his mother's engagement ring. It is an oval sapphire surrounded in diamonds that was produced by the jeweler Gerrard for Prince Charles when he proposed to Princess Diana. When asked about why he chose her ring, Prince William stated, "I thought it was quite nice because obviously she's not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all. This was my way of keeping her close to it all."
If all goes according to plan, Kate will eventually take the title of Queen Catherine when her soon to be husband takes the throne; as he is second in line. Both families are thrilled with the engagement, and both are gushing like the proud parents they are. Kate's father Michael was quoted as saying "We all think he's wonderful. We're extremely fond of him," in regards to how the family feels about William; and the Royal Family has said that they are "absolutely delighted for them both."
The engagement has been a long time coming, and we wish them all of the best in the future.