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Waity Katie's Marriage Gamble

18 November 2010 6:38 PM, PST | The Daily Beast | See recent The Daily Beast news »

Prince William's bride was dubbed "Waity Katie" for waiting so long for him to propose, but it's not just a royal's problem. Hannah Seligson on the curse of matrimony's new timetable. Plus, read all of our William & Kate coverage, and see pictures of the couple through the years.

Now that Prince William and Kate Middleton have announced their engagement, England can breathe a sigh of relief, reassured that their future king isn't some cad who strung his girlfriend along for eight years but never put a ring on it.

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Kate can exhale, too. Finally, after close to a decade, those snarky British tabloids will stop calling her "Waity Katie." But why did Kate get all the scrutiny? Why wasn't it "Waffling Will?" Maybe the waiting was hard for her. "Will he ever pop the question? When do I get my tiara? »

- Hannah Seligson

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