Prince William and Kate Middleton to Marry

After much speculation, Prince William and his girlfriend of eight years, Kate Middleton, have announced their engagement.

No official date for the ceremony has been set, but according to an official statement released Tuesday, it will take place in spring or summer of 2011.

"Prince William and Miss Middleton became engaged in October during a private holiday in Kenya," a palace statement said. "Prince William has informed The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince William has also sought the permission of Miss Middleton's father."

The Prince has said that he would not marry until he was "28 or even 30." His 28th birthday was June 21.