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Royal Family Tweets Prince William's Engagement Announcement

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Prince William Kate Middleton
Prince William Kate Middleton

The Royal Family has embraced Twitter phenomenon to announce the engagement of Prince William to long-time girlfriend, Kate Middleton, last night.

“The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton,” Clarencehouse wrote.

The tweets didn’t stop there, either, with the Royal account announcing when the couple would be interviewed and that official photos of the couple were on the family’s flikr and twitpic accounts.

It followed up with vital information on the engagement ring: “Catherine wears the late Princess of Wales’s engagement ring. Prince William: “My way of making sure my mother didn’t miss out on today.”

Other tweets reported the royal family's reactions:

"During a London visit today, The Duchess of Cornwall said the engagement is “the most brilliant news – I’m just so happy for them”"
“The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are absolutely delighted at the news of Prince William and Catherine Middleton's engagement”

The twitterverse also had plenty to say on the announcement, where floods of congratulations tempered with more humorous debate on whether the public should pay for the wedding and the Prince’s brother Harry should arrange the royal stag do.

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