Huffpost Style

Prince William Engagement To Kate Middleton Announced On Twitter

Posted: Updated:

Prince William's engagement to Kate Middleton was made official today in a rather unusual way by royal's standards: Twitter.

The news appears to have been delivered first in a 132-character tweet from the royal home the Clarence House: "The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton - www.princeofwales.gov.uk"

AOL News notes that the tweet apparently scooped the official Prince of Wales website, which was soon after updated.

It was only minutes later that the British Monarcy weighed in with a tweet: "The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh are absolutely delighted at the news of Prince William and Catherine Middleton's engagement."

The engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton had long been rumored.

Around the Web

British Royal Wedding

Prince William Engagement: William to Marry Kate Middleton Next Year

Kate Middleton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Royal Wedding: Prince William, Kate Middleton Engaged - ABC News

Prince William and Kate Middleton are engaged and will marry in ...

Prince William Engaged to Kate Middleton: Tina Brown on Delay ...

Royal Wedding: What's Your Reaction to Prince William's Engagement?

Prince William's engagement: How did royals get the word out before Twitter?

Prince William Engagement: What Royal Title Will Kate Middleton Get?