Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Royal Engagement!

My goodness, it's finally happened, and a better thing couldn't happen to better people.  Congratulations and well wishes to Prince William and Miss Catherine 'Kate' Middleton on their engagement! 

Kate (left) and Prince William
Like the timeless stories of Grace Kelly and Wallis Simpson, the beautiful Kate Middleton comes a working-class family of entrepreneurs-turned-millionaires.  She had met Prince William while they were students attending the University of St. Andrews, both studying art history and sharing campus accommodation.  The on-again, off-again relationship would continue for eight years, reconciling in 2007.  Prince William proposed to Kate while on vacation in Kenya together on October 19, 2010.  Kenya has a special meaning for the Prince; he had previously visited the country during his work for Tusk Trust, an awareness initiative for wildlife preservation and education in Africa. 

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