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UK's Prince William to marry long-term girlfriend

posted 16 Nov 2010, 05:31 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 16 Nov 2010, 05:35 ]

UK's Prince William to marry his long-term girlfriend, Kate Middleton, next year after the couple became engaged in Kenya.

Britain's Prince William is to marry his long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton next year, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday (November 16).

William, 28, the elder son of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, and Middleton, 28, became engaged while on holiday in Kenya.

"The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton," Charles's office

said in a statement.

It said the wedding will take place in the spring or summer of 2011, in London.

The statement said William, who met Middleton, daughter of self-made entrepreneurs, while at university, had informed Queen Elizabeth and also sought the permission of Middleton's father.