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A customer enjoys a drink at the Royal Oak pub in Yattendon, England, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, where Kate Middleton occasionally makes an appearance as it is located near the house of her parents.  Britain's Prince William, who is second in line to the throne, and girlfriend Kate Middleton are engaged and will marry next spring or summer in London -  a royal wedding that Britons have been eagerly awaiting for years. The announcement Tuesday by royal officials ends an on-again, off-again romance that began after the two met more than eight years ago as students at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Prince William turned 28 in June and recently completed training a Royal Air Force search and rescue pilot. (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)
Photo by: Akira Suemori
A customer enjoys a drink at the Royal Oak pub in Yattendon, England, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, where Kate Middleton occasionally makes an appearance as it is located near the house of her parents. Britain's Prince William, who is second in line to the throne, and girlfriend Kate Middleton are engaged and will marry next spring or summer in London - a royal wedding that Britons have been eagerly awaiting for years. The announcement Tuesday by royal officials ends an on-again, off-again romance that began after the two met more than eight years ago as students at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Prince William turned 28 in June and recently completed training a Royal Air Force search and rescue pilot. (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

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