Prince William Engagement: Wills To Wed Kate Middleton By 2012?
Prince William is reportedly close to being engaged to longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton. Several UK tabloids have written that the couple, which has been on-again, off-again, for eight years, have an understanding that they will eventually be engaged and married. Several sources describe the Prince William-Kate Middleton engagement as a fait accompli.
The News of the World describes the possible engagement as if it were a business transaction.
It is no longer a question of if but when.
The plan is that by the time the Queen celebrates her historic Diamond Jubilee in 2012 Kate will be on the palace balcony at her side as a fully-fledged princess.
Well-placed sources say that while marriage is a "done deal" it is not expected until 2011 at the earliest.