Kate Middleton: 7 Things You Didn't Know About the Future Royal

Royal Watchers Dish on Family, Fashion and Food

ByABC News
November 16, 2010, 9:43 AM

Nov. 16, 2010— -- Sorry, ladies. Britain's Prince William is now officially off the market.

The gal who won his heart is Kate Middleton, a striking, leggy 28-year-old brunette who, although not of royal blood, is certainly up for playing the part.

Wills, as Prince William is affectionately known in the U.K., proposed to Middleton in Kenya last month, using the oval, blue 18-carat sapphire and diamond ring that had belonged to his mother, Princess Diana.

The nearly nine-year courtship, including a short break-up in 2007, is long enough to have allowed for more than a tad of royal-watchers' Kate-Middleton scrutiny.

Here're seven things you need to know about England's highly anticipated princess-to-be.

The publication noted a comment from one of Middleton's friends: "Kate knows she's going to need conservative yet attractive outfits once they are engaged and she's started collecting a very enviable wardrobe."

To this day, Long noted, "Kate remains a total sports obsessive" who works out in the gym nearly every day.