Published On: Wed, Oct 23rd, 2019

Kate Middleton news: How Prince William proposed to Duchess of Cambridge, revealed | Royal | News

It is now nine years since William popped the question to his then girlfriend Kate. To create the right romantic atmosphere, the Duke of Cambridge chose a secluded private resort on the shores of Lake Rutundu. The lake is located at the foot of Mount Kenya and is a place of stunning natural beauty.

The royal couple booked into one of the luxurious Rutundu log cabins, that are nestled along the shores of the lake.

The cabin made the perfect location to propose, offering seclusion and an ideal romantic setting.

The cabin comes with a cosy sitting room and dining room complete with plush furniture and a huge log fire, ideal for snuggling up during the colder evenings.

It also boasts a spacious verandah for taking in the beautiful scenery, as well as a large bedroom with a double bed and ensuite bathroom.

William explained that he had meticulously planned the trip and the occasion.

In an interview after announcing the engagement, he said that he had taken his mother’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring with him.

He carried it in his rucksack for three weeks and admitted that he was terrified of losing it.

Kate described the moment as “very romantic,” before admitting it was a “total shock.”

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They were given the titles of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The couple are now parents to three beautiful children. Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, who arrived just last year.

The Duke and Duchess may find themselves in a difficult position when George, Charlotte and Louis are old enough to marry.

This will be a result of the Succession to the Crown Act of 2013, which came into force in 2015, the year of Princess Charlotte’s birth.

One of the provisions of the Act was that only heirs up to the sixth-in-line to the throne now have to ask the Queen’s permission to marry.

Before this, any heir in the line of succession had to ask Her Majesty for permission.

The old rule would have seen latest royal bride-to-be Princess Beatrice having to ask her grandmother before becoming engaged – a step she did not have to take before saying yes to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi this month.

However, the new rules mean that Kate and William could face an unusual situation.

As King and Queen, they may see their children all face different requirements when it comes to asking the monarch’s permission to marry.


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