Royal wedding William and Kate release Engagement Photographs And Videos
Royal wedding William and Kate release Engagement Photographs
One the most precious thing William gives Kate engagement diamond ring.
William ancestors and the ring is clearly visible on the bride-to-Be’s hand.
William and kate both are 28.
William’s 21st birthday in 2003 and Prince Harry’s 20th in 2004, which showed the brothers joking with their father.
The ring is an oval sapphire surrounded by diamonds.
The engagement announcement ends years of rumored splits, reconciliations and will-they, won’t-they speculation. It will be the biggest royal wedding since Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer almost 30 years ago.
Prince Charles’ Clarence House office said the heir to the British throne was “delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton.” It said the couple got engaged last month during a vacation in Kenya.
The statement also said that William had informed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and also sought the permission of Middleton’s father.
Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip “are absolutely delighted for them both,” Buckingham Palace said. According to the U.K. newspaper the Sun, soon after the announcement of the engagement, a tweet appeared on the monarchy’s recently launched Twitter feed reading: “The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are absolutely delighted at the news of Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s engagement.”
A tweet from Prince Charles said: “The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton.”
Prince William’s younger brother also chimed in. “I am delighted that my brother popped the question,” said Prince Harry in a statement. “It means I get a sister, which I have always wanted.”
Queen tweets royal delight for engaged couple
Kate Middleton’s father Michael Middleton read a statement on behalf of both parents outside of their home near the Berkshire village of Buckle bury, saying that they were “thrilled at the prospect of a wedding sometime next year.”
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Kate will be Britain’s first thoroughly modern princess
Prime Minister David Cameron was delighted, too, wishing the couple “great joy in their life together.” He said he announced the news during a Cabinet meeting, and it was greeted by cheers and “a great banging of the table.”
The couple were to give their first joint interview later Tuesday. Middleton has rarely, if ever, spoken about William in public. (One rare slip came during William’s graduation from Sandhurst in December 2006: “I love the uniform. It’s so, so sexy,” she said.)
The news was not a surprise. Kate and William’s engagement was the safest bet in Britain, considered so certain that bookies had stopped taking bets on a 2011 wedding. The date avoids London’s Summer Olympics and the queen’s Diamond Jubilee, both being held in 2012.
Visions of a royal wedding were stoked by the visit several weeks ago of Kate’s parents — Michael and Carole Middleton — to Balmoral, Queen Elizabeth II’s 50,000-acre estate in Scotland. It marked the first time the Middletons had been invited to such an intimate royal gathering.