A statement from the Prince William's home, Clarence House near Buckingham Palace, reads "Prince William and Miss Middleton became engaged during a private Holiday in Kenya. Prince William was informed the queen and other close members of his family. Prince William has also sought the permission of Kate Middleton's father." The couple announced their engagement in October.
William is 28 and he met Kate Middleton at the University of St. Andrew where she studied art and he studied geography. A CNN news report says Middleton encouraged Prince William to study geography rather than abandon studies at the university.
Both Middleton and Prince William completed their degree in 2005. She worked as an accessories buyer in London. Prince William is best known for his service in the Royal Air Force where he serves as Flight Lieutenant. He was stationed in RAF Valley in the North Wales island of Anglesey.
The couple is expected to appear in London today where she will display her engagement ring. Until the wedding day, Kate Middleton is England's princess-in-waiting.