A royal wedding is coming up next year after the announcement on Tuesday about Prince William’s engagement to his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton. The couple got engaged in October while having a vacation in Kenya.
According to reports, Royal officials announced that Prince William will marry Catherine Middleton in 2011 spring or summer in London. Prince William gives Princess Diana‘s blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring to Kate.
Prince William and Kate Middleton who are both 28 years old met in 2001 while they were studying art history at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Kate Middleton comes from a middle-class family. Her father was a former pilot and her mother was a flight attendant before becoming self-made millionaires with their children’s party business, where Kate now works. But before that, Kate worked as a buyer for the fashion chain Jigsaw.
She is being compared to Prince William’s late mother, Princess Diana, after her relationship with Prince William became public and became one of the most photographed women in Britain.