(news.sawf.org ) - Though Prince William's girlfriend Kate Middleton has gained the royal seal of approval, she will have to wait till 2009 to be the young royal's bride.
Since rekindling their relationship, the couple has fueled speculations that the talks of a royal wedding are not that far away.
But sources close to William, a second lieutenant in the Household Cavalry, say that although the couple are dating again, Kate will have to wait until at least till July 2009 to marry him.
"William is very happy at the moment and everything is great with him and Kate, but he's aware that now their romance is back on track all the speculation about a Royal wedding will start up again. He and Kate have had a lot of discussions about their future together," the Daily Mail quoted a friend, as saying.
"William has told Kate he is in no hurry to get engaged and that while he does want to get married, he doesn't want to marry just yet. If William has his way there probably won't be a wedding until July 2009 when he finishes all his military training commitments.
"As long as Wills behaves himself, Kate will be happy to wait. She's young and in love, but also not in any hurry to get married," the friend added.
According to friends, Kate, who plans to quit her job as a buyer at High Street chain Jigsaw, has focussed all her attention on William since getting back together.
"Kate played a blinder during their separation, with William eating out of her hand at the end. Now they are back together her world revolves around him," another friend said.