It's been a rumor for months, but it's now an official Royal announcement: Kate Middleton and Prince William are engaged.
The two have been together for years, with a couple brief break-ups along the way. Already regulars in the pages of supermarket tabloids, Kate and William can expect even more coverage as they move toward a wedding that's scheduled to take place some time in 2011.
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William proposed during a vacation in Kenya last month. He has informed the Queen of his intentions and also sought permission from Middleton's father.
In part, the official statement by Great Britain reads: