Cry and weep, marriageable women all over the world who had hoped to catch Europe’s last royal bachelor heir, for he is finally getting hitched. Yesterday morning a Belgian newspaper already reported it, and the Luxembourg Prime Minister confirmed it later that day at a press conference. Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg is engaged to the Belgian Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy.
Zara Phillips, daughter of The Princess Royal and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips, has become engaged to her long-time boyfriend Mike Tindall. The couple apparently became engaged yesterday, and the engagement was annouced today on the royal family’s website and Facebook page. Zara and Mike first met in 2003 and have been living together in Gloucestershire for several years.
It was announced from Clarence House this morning that Prince William has become engaged to his long-time girlfriend Catherine (Kate) Middleton. The press has been in a frenzy for several weeks predicting that an engagement was in the works, especially after a report in mid-October that the Royal Mint was preparing a commemorative wedding coin and after the couple were seen together at a friend’s wedding later in October.