Congratulations to HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton on the occasion of their engagement. I am glad that they have had a chance to get to know each other and that Miss Middleton has had a chance to learn about her future role. God Bless them both. God Save the Queen!
HRH was recently in Afghanistan to honour HM Troops.
Prince William is to marry Kate Middleton next year, Clarence House has said.
William, second in line to the throne, will marry in London next spring or summer and live in north Wales where he is serving with the RAF.
The couple, who are both 28, became engaged in October during a private holiday in Kenya.
They began dating eight years ago while studying at St Andrews University in Fife, where they shared a house.
The royal engagement was announced in a brief statement released by Clarence House.
It said: "The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton.