Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010

Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton

Highs: On November 16, Prince William and his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, announced their engagement at a press conference in London, ending years of will-they-or-won't-they speculation in the British tabloids. The couple, who met at University of St. Andrew's in Scotland and dated on and off for eight years, had gotten engaged one month earlier during a Kenyan vacation and are slated to tie the knot at London's Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.

Lows: As President of The Football Association of England, Prince William led the nation's bid to host the 2018 World Cup. But on December 2, FIFA named Russia the 2018 host country to the dismay of an "extremely disappointed" William, and a nation of football fans.

Feifei Sun