Prince William, Kate to Wed
Sources say Wills will marry Kate Middleton this year
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2010 9:36 AM CST
In this Friday April 11, 2008, file photo, Britain's Prince William and his girlfriend Kate Middleton walk in RAF Cranwell, England.   (AP Photo/Michael Dunlea, Pool)
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(Newser) – Fantastic news, Anglophiles: 2010 will be the year to break out the champagne for Prince William’s wedding. After more than eight years of dating—and untold numbers of wedding rumors—sources tell PopEater the prince will finally wed Kate Middleton this year. The oh-so-romantic reason why? The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is coming up in 2012, and she wants Wills to have a wifey by his side by then.

“The Queen is planning six months of celebrations leading up to the February anniversary of her coronation for herself and will not be upstaged by a royal wedding,” says the source. “This is her time to shine, no one else's.” Ah, young love! Surprisingly, the normally breathless British tabloids have yet to pick this up.