A luxury safari in Kenya will bring out the romantic in anyone with a pulse. It inspired Prince William to pop the question to longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton a few weeks ago. A ten day trip to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy was what did the trick. The conservancy is partly owned by the Craig family, their children are close friends of the Prince. (Luckily they must have just missed the awful rhino poaching that took place at the beginning of November).
The official announcement of the royal engagement came today, the couple plan to marry next summer. The British press are of course all over it, and the Kenyan press too.
Prince William has traveled to Kenya many times, he spent part of his gap year before going to university in Kenya and Tanzania. In 2003, he told the BBC he was studying kiSwahili. One of the first holidays the young couple took together was a safari in Lewa Downs. And just this past May, William traveled to Kenya to celebrate a friend's birthday.
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