Kate Middleton and Prince William
Prince William and long-time girl friend, Kate Middleton are engaged and plan to get married next year. The second to the throne proposed to Middleton during their holiday in Kenya last month.
Prince William proposed to Kate using his late mother's, Princess Diana's engagement ring. He had the £28,000 engagement ring with him for three weeks in his rucksack before gathering the courage to ask for her hand. Prince William gave Kate the engagement ring because he wanted his late mother to be part of one of the most important chapter in his and bride to be lives.
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were both very happy for the couple and even sent the royal lovebirds a congratulatory message - on Twitter. His father, the Prince of Wales was also very delighted with the news.