Prince William is to marry long-term girlfriend Kate Middleton next year, Clarence House announced today.
Their relationship began when the pair met as students at the University of St Andrews in 2001.
The couple, both 28, will marry in London next spring or summer.
Welcoming the news a spokesperson for the University of St Andrews said:
“We are absolutely delighted for William and Kate and their families.
“St Andrews is a special place – one in ten of our students meet their future partner here, and our title as Britain’s top match-making university signifies so much that is good about this community.
“2011 will see the launch of our 600th anniversary celebrations and we will be proud to share our anniversary with the royal couple.
“We hope that they will take the opportunity to return to Scotland and join us in celebrating the romance of St Andrews.”
Issued by the University of St Andrews
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