Well, it is official. The Prince of Wales announced at Buckingham Palace that Prince William and Kate Middleton are engaged. Prince William is second in line to be the King of England.
The engagement actually took place on a safari in Kenya in October. The 10 day safari was a celebration of the Prince's graduation for the Royal Air Force search and rescue school. Early reports state that Prince William sought and received permission from Ms. Middleton's father, Michael Middleton.
Prince William and Ms. Middleton have been an "off and on" item for about nine years. The British press corps has been hot on this story for years, looking for any hint as to the status of the couple's relationship.
Hang on to your hats, and prepare for the upcoming media frenzy!