The White House has announced that 25-year-old Jenna Bush has got engaged to her boyfriend of three years, Henry Hager.
And, being a nicely brought-up young man, he duly asked the President of the United States for permission to marry his daughter.
The pair met during the president's 2004 re-election campaign, and have been dating ever since.
They have been spotted together at many public events, including the White House dinner for Charles and Camilla in November 2005.
"They have been great, great friends all this time," Henry's mother, Maggie, said.
And it was she who revealed that her son had followed tradition and asked Jenna's father's permission, saying: "Anybody raised in this family follows the rules."
As to the location for the wedding, the word is that the White House is unlikely because Jenna does not see it as her home - the smart money is on Texas or Maine.
I think it's incredibly romantic and sweet, not to mention respectful, to ask for the father's permission first. That's gotta be scary for a guy just to ask a regular dad. But can you imagine asking the President?! Man. I'd be shaking, if it was me.
But anyways, congratulations to Jenna and Harry, and I wish them a lifetime of love and happiness.