Part of the reason this story got so much press is because this is the most anticipated royal engagement ever. Kate and Prince William have known each other for 8 years. 8! In today's world, we're more accustomed to couples like Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom who knew each other for one month before tying the knot. I can totally relate to Kate's situation considering Mike and I waited 6 1/2 years to walk down the aisle.
Here's the thing...as a woman after that much time, you're constantly wondering when it will happen. Pretty soon, you become so ridiculous about it, you hope even a trip to 7-11 to get slurpees will end with him on one knee next to the Twinkie display. Your friends and family members don't help, considering after every vacation you go on, you come back to hopeful friends who squeal, "Well, did he do it??"