LATEST: British royal Prince Charles and fiancee Camilla Parker Bowles have spoken of their "happiness", as they prepare to marry in April (05).

An official announcement from the royal family was published yesterday (10FEB04), declaring the heir-to-the-throne and his live-in lover would marry on 8 April (05) in a civil ceremony at Windsor Castle, Berkshire.

Delighted Prince Charles said, "I am very happy... very excited."

Parker Bowles, 57, told reporters how her 56-year-old fiance got down on one knee to propose in the traditional manner.

She enthused, "I'm just coming down to earth. Thank you very much (for our congratulations)."

11/02/2005 09:01