Great Britain's Prince William announced his engagement Tuesday to Kate Middleton.
The prince asked Middleton's father for permission to wed his daughter, and proposed last month while they were on vacation in Kenya, according to The Guardian.
The prince said, "I had been planning it for a while. It really felt right in Africa. I had done some planning to show my romantic side," according to the USA Today.
The couple met in Scotland at the University of St. Andrews in 2001, and they have been dating for eight years, according to USA Today.
Prince William gave Middleton Princess Diana's blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring because his future wife is as important to him as the ring, according to USA Today.