Timeline: The road to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s engagement [SLIDESHOW]

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‘Waity Katie’ has waited long enough.

Royal officials announced Tuesday that Prince William, heir to the British throne, and longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton will wed next spring or summer in London.  William and Kate met in 2001 while studying together at the University of St. Andrews and have spent the past eight years in the spotlight amidst speculation over when Wills would pop the question.

Here is a look at their long, sometimes turbulent, yet always fashionable journey from friendly flatmates at St. Andrews to the future King and Queen of England: