The love affair between Prince William, second in line to the British throne, and Kate Middleton has grown from student fun into a thoroughly modern Royal romance.
Dubbed "Waity Katie" for her patience as she waited for her Prince to pop the question, after a long courtship, Kate is to finally become a bride, a royal wife and one day Queen.
Now the headlines in the British media read: "Waity Katie has her matey.
Kate's wealthy middle class background differs greatly from the elite aristocratic circle of European princesses often earmarked as potential brides for William.
But despite her lack of blue blood, sensible Kate's down to earth nature and mature outlook have her pegged as an ideal royal consort.