The months of media speculation is over.
Buckingham Palace in Britain has announced that Prince William is to marry his long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton next year.
28-year-old William is the elder son of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana.
Middleton, also 28, is the daughter of self-made entrepreneurs.
They became engaged while on holiday in
Kenya last month.
The couple once split up in 2007, amid reports Middleton was fed up waiting for William to propose.