After eight years of ‘are they?’ or ‘are they not?’, Prince Williamput rumours and speculation to rest by finally proposing to girlfriend Kate Middleton, nicknamed Waity Katie by the world press. The 28-year-old royal made headlines when he announced he would be tying the knot with his long-time squeeze, not least because the announcement was made on social networking site Twitter in a message that read: ‘The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton’. Following the news, Wills shocked the world once again by presenting Kate with his mother’s engagement ring. William expressed that using Diana’s ring was his way of “making sure my mother didn’t miss out on today and the excitement”. The royal long-awaited wedding is to take place at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.