Kate Middleton | Wedding Bells at Buckingham Palace?

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 By

Kate Middleton and Prince Harry

Kate Middleton with Prince William's little brother, Prince Harry. Image from Flickr.

The Daily Beast has recently reported as-of-yet unconfirmed rumors that Price William and Kate Middleton may be announcing their engagement as soon as June. To be clear – Kate Middleton and Prince William have NOT announced an engagement. However, Kate Middleton and Prince William have been together for 7 years, and an engagement would not be unexpected. Should fans start putting together money now to try to catch a glimpse of the wedding? What are the rumors for and against a Kate Middleton/Prince William engagement?

Who is Kate Middleton?

Kate Middleton, legally named Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, met Prince William at the University of St. Andrews. The pair began dating in late 2001, and other than a short breakup in 2007, Kate Middleton and Prince William have been together since. Kate Middleton’s parents were married in 1980, and after founding their own mail-order company with a short term loan, became millionaires.

Kate Middleton’s relationship with Prince William

Several times over the years of her relationship with Prince William, Kate Middleton has complained of harassment by media. In February of 2006, Kate Middleton was given special 24-hour security detail. This move stoked many rumors that Kate and William would become engaged, but they did not. Kate Middleton has also accompanied Prince William to numerous royal events.

Prince William and Kate Middleton engagement?

The Daily Beast reported today that “high-level officials” had indicated that Kate and William may be announcing their engagement on June 3 or 4. To support this rumor, they point out that the royal calendar has been blocked out for those two days. A June engagement would also indicate a November wedding, which would fall after a difficult election and before William becomes an operational pilot for the Royal Air Force. However, the Daily Mail has pointed out that a November wedding would fall at the same time William would be going through search and rescue pilot training. So whether they are going to be announcing an engagement or not, it is sure that the British Press will be paying very close attention to this young couple once again.

Sources:

The Daily Beast
New York Daily News

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