Apparently the young prince proposed to the beautiful Miss Middleton while backpacking in Kenya last month, carrying the priceless sapphire ring (once worn by his mother, the late Princess Diana) in his rucksack for three weeks before getting down on one knee!
So expect royal fever to grip our shores once more, with all the pomp and ceremony thrown in and with tourists from all over the world coming to share in the occasion and wish the happy couple well.
Now, the really good news for us Brits is that there will be a national holiday in honour of the wedding (scheduled for spring/summer 2011). What to do on such a day? Well, perhaps you could come to London and join the party. If you’re thinking of coming to the ’smoke’ you’ll need to look into hotels or B & Bs soon, because they’ll be booked up faster than you can say ‘prince and princess’.
Then all you have to do is dust down the old ‘red, white and blue’ and try to remember the second verse to the national anthem!