By JILL LAWLESS
LONDON (AP) -- A spokesman for Prince Charles says Prince William has given fiancee Kate Middleton the engagement ring that belonged to his late mother, Princess Diana. The ring is an oval sapphire surrounded by diamonds.
Royal officials announced Tuesday that William and Kate will marry in the spring or summer of next year, giving Britain its biggest royal wedding since Charles married Diana in 1981.
Prince Charles' Clarence House office says the heir to the throne is "delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton."
The palace says they got engaged last month during a vacation in Kenya. They are due to marry next spring or summer in London.
The couple are both 28 and met more than eight years ago while students at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
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