Kate Middleton and Prince William have been married for over eight years now, but we still remember the days prior to their wedding when the couple first got engaged. Everything from the announcement to the engagement photos was incredibly romantic, so it comes as no surprise that the unearthed comment Kate left in the cabin guestbook where Wills proposed to her was also super sweet.
Back in 2010, the couple jetted off to Kenya, where together they travelled around the beautiful country before stopping off at Lake Rutundu, where William decided to pop the question. Obviously the occasion went down well, and the couple shared their glee in the guestbook for the cabin they stayed at while at the lake.
Kate sounded particularly blown away, writing about the couple’s day fishing, and noting that their stay had been ‘romantic’:
‘Thank you for such a wonderful 24 hours,’ she started. ‘Sadly no fish to be found but we had fun trying. I love the warm fires and candle lights — so romantic. Hope to be back soon.’
William was a little more straightforward, writing the following:
’20th-21st October 2010. Such fun to be back! Brought more clothes this time! Looked after so well. Thank you guys! Look forward to next time, soon I hope.’
The announcement of their engagement shortly followed in November, when Clarence House put out the following statement:
‘His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton are engaged to be married. The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton. The wedding will take place in the Spring or Summer of 2011 in London.’
We all remember where we were when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wed in a beautiful ceremony that was watched worldwide, so it’s lovely to hear the origin story was just as romantic as the day itself.