This morning I walked into the kitchen and Augusta told me the big news: Prince William and Kate Middleton are engaged! I'm over the moon. Because they are so cute, and it's one of those things where it's an interesting time to be alive— watching how the royal court works with Kate Middleton's commoner status.
Look at this ever-so-English announcement from the palace:
“The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton. 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. Prince William and Miss Middleton became engaged in October during a private holiday in Kenya.
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. Following the marriage, the couple will live in north Wales, where Prince William will continue to serve with the Royal Air Force.”
Photo courtesy of Bowilkingham Palace
Update: This just in— William gave Kate Princess Diana's sapphire engagement ring!
Photo courtesy of People.com
Oh yes, and this.