grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William proposed to his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton, with whom he has known for eight years. As reported by the Office of the Prince of Wales Clarence House, the wedding will take place next year. For information about the engagement official service opened with some delay. "William and Kate got engaged in October during a holiday in Kenya," - said in a statement. Couple not yet decided on the date of the wedding ceremony - it will take place or in the spring or summer. Office of the Prince promised to announce the details later. Now Prince William and Kate Middleton most of the time in north Wales, where William is serving in the Royal Air Force. Kate can not boast of noble birth, however, as William's mother, Princess Diana. But thanks to the marriage she will be able to get the highest title. Immediately after the wedding, she will become a duchess. When William's father, Prince Charles will ascend to the throne, the son will be the Prince of Wales and Kate - Princess of Wales.