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Well wishers congratulate Prince William and Kate Middleton on royal engagement

Congratulations have flooded in for Prince William and finacee Kate Middleton after news of their engagement was made public earlier today.

The couple, who are both 28, have been dating for eight years after meeting in University.

Kate Middleton met future husband Prince William while studying at St Andrews University

They will marry some time in the spring or summer of next year according to a statement released by Clarence House.

The Queen is said to be delighted by the engagement, which was made while the couple were on a private holiday together in October.

Prime Minister David Cameron said today the whole country would join him and wife Samantha in wishing Prince William and Kate Middleton “great joy” upon the news of their engagement.

Read Julie Etchingham’s blog: “Not Just William”

The Prime minister described the news as a “great day for the United Kingdom”.

Watch interview with Prime Minister David Cameron

Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones said he was pleased the couple were planning to live in north Wales following their spring or summer wedding:
“I’m very pleased to hear that they plan to begin their married life in north Wales.

“I am sure that I speak for the people of Wales in wishing them the best for their future happiness.”

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, wife of Prince Edward described news of the engagement as thrilling;  “we couldn’t be more excited… we wish them all the love and luck in the world.”

People from Wales react to the news of Prince William’s engagement to Kate Middleton

London Mayor Boris Johnson sent his congratulations to the couple saying:  “I’m very pleased for the pair of them and wish them every possible success and happiness.”

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