Clarence House has confirmed rumours today by announcing that Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry next spring or summer.
William Hill is already tipping the couple to become the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge following their 2011 marriage.
An official statement released by Clarence House explained: "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."
7th December 2010