Fact # 7. When asked what they love about each other, William mentioned that Kate had "plenty of habits" that he loved to tease her about. We're happy to know that the soon-to-be British princess has just a touch of neurotic tendencies. She also reportedly can drink William under the table, which makes her a girl after our own heart.
Fact # 8. Although there were reports in the past that Prince Harry thought his brother was making a mistake, "dogging back to Kate," after their breakups, it seems that, in the end, Miss Middleton won both him and the rest of the royal family over with her good manners and quiet charm.
"I am delighted that my brother popped the question!" said the junior prince in a statement. "It means I get a sister, which I have always wanted."
Meanwhile, Prince Charles supposedly snipped, "They've been practicing for long enough," and Camilla called the news "wicked," which automatically boosts the coolness factor of Kate's future in-laws by several points.
Fact # 9. Although she's already considered to be a style icon, there's no doubt that more attention will be paid to each outfit that Kate wears now that she's an HRH-in-waiting. For example, the royal blue dress that she wore during the engagement press conference was made by the London-based brand Issa, who many are speculating might also be called upon to design Kate's wedding gown. Kate Middleton Is Not Pregnant, Yet
Fact # 10. While Balmoral Castle is the traditional site for a royal honeymoon, the organizers of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand have already extended an invite to Prince William and Kate to come spend their honeymoon with them in September 2011. We're guessing that Prince William would get a kick out of that, although, considering that Kate described his proposal as "romantic," maybe Prince William's more of a sentimentalist than we know and will pick a traditional vacation spot. (Personally, we don't care where William and Kate go tohoneymoon, so long as we get to see the photos!)
Fact # 11. After the messy divorces of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and Prince Andrew and Fergie, it's being speculated that Prince William and Kate might be the first royal couple to sign a pre-nup.
Fact # 12. Kate may not have grown-up being treated like a princess, but according to royal expert Katie Nicholl, that's a good thing!
"She is middle-class, she's not an aristocrat. She's a real breath of fresh air for the House of Windsor...So, absolutely, she's going to change it, but I think … for the better. She and William … (are) the future of this monarchy, of this House of Windsor. They're going to take it forward into the 21st century, and I think they'll do a great job."
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