While Tuesday’s announcement about Prince William and Kate Middleton finally made it official, engagement speculation has been circulating since the summer – reaching a fever pitch when the couple were seen at a friend’s wedding last month.
The shared holiday was viewed as a sure sign that an engagement would be imminent for William and Kate, both 28.
The couple met as students at the University of St. Andrews shortly after they arrived there to study Art History in 2001.
Within a year they were dating and, within two years were living together with other students in an apartment, and then, in a farmhouse on the edge of the fabled golf destination in northeast Scotland.
The occasion marked the first time she was a guest of her boyfriend at an official royal engagement with the Queen present.