Prince William and Kate Middleton met the press on Tuesday at St. James Palace in London, making their first public appearance after announcing their engagement.
"Blimey," said William as he faced a torrent of camera flashes Tuesday at St. James's Palace. He wore a navy suit, while Middleton donned a simple blue dress.
Middleton acknowledged that being queen was "a daunting prospect."
"Hopefully I'll take it in my stride," she said.
Middleton described the proposal this way: "It was very romantic, and it was very personal." She declined to say whether the prince had gone down on bended knee when he proposed.