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After Years of Speculation, Prince William's Engagement Announced

Photo Courtesy - Indigo/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Britain's Prince William is officially engaged to 28-year-old Kate Middleton, royal officials said Tuesday.

"The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton," the statement from Clarence House read.

Prince William, 28, asked Middleton, also 28, to marry him while the two were on vacation in Kenya last month, the statement said.  The two met nearly a decade ago while students at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.  The relationship garnered some controversy because Middleton does not come from royalty and royals are generally expected to wed other aristocrats.

The queen said she is "absolutely delighted" for the couple, Buckingham Palace said Tuesday.

The wedding will take place in the spring or summer of next year in London, the statement said.  Prince William reportedly asked permission to marry Middleton from her father before proposing.

The couple plans to live in north Wales, where Prince William will continue his service in the Royal Air Force, the statement said.´╗┐

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TUESDAY 10:47AM Prince Charles Eavesdrops on Tourists

(GLOUCESTERSHIRE, England) -- If anyone visiting Prince Charles' home had opened the right door at just the right time, they may have been greeted with an unusual sight: the Prince of Wales laying face flat on the floor, eyes closed and ears perked in concentration. He was, of course, trying to eavesdrop on some of the 30,000 annual tourists who pay 15 pounds each to tour his 900-acre royal estate. That habit is just one of some curious admissions the royal makes in a new BBC documentary. "I have eavesdropped on what visitors have said," the prince tells the BBC. Charles also talks about speaking with the trees and plants in his garden. "I happily talk to the plants and trees, and listen to them. I think it's absolutely crucial," he admits. The prince says speaking to the plants keeps him "relatively sane," according to the UK Press Association. The full documentary is set to air on BBC 2 on Thursday at 8 p.m. local time.

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