- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 16, 2010

LONDON (AP) - Prince William says he is very excited about his engagement to Kate Middleton and that he is looking forward to spending the rest of his life with her.

The prince says Tuesday in a joint interview with his future bride that “We’re hugely excited.”

William said the couple want a family and will start thinking about having children after the wedding next year.

Middleton says the prospect of the royal wedding is “obviously nerve-wracking.”

The couple announced their engagement Tuesday after eight years of dating. The prince says he proposed to Middleton last month during a holiday in Kenya.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

LONDON (AP) _ Britain’s Prince William says he had discussed marriage with future bride Kate Middleton for more than a year before he finally proposed on a holiday in Kenya last month.

The prince, speaking in a joint television interview as they announced their engagement Tuesday, said the couple had been discussing marriage for at least 12 months.

William says he had been planning to pop the question for a while. But he says “as every guy out there will know, it takes time a certain amount of motivation to get yourself going.”

The prince says “it just felt really right out in Africa and was beautiful at the time.”

William did not disclose precise details of how he proposed but said it showed his romantic side.

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