A Timeline Of Prince William’s And Kate Middleton’s Love Story


Today marks the 9th year anniversary of one of our favourite royal power couples – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! The love story of Prince William and Kate Middleton, is what many of us would call a fairytale – from the storybook wedding to the picturesque family. Sure, that may somewhat be owed to their royal status, but there is no doubt that their relationship captivated people from around the globe, from the beginning.

Here’s a look back on their journey, and their wonderful wedding!

2001

Prince William and Kate Middleton meet while both studying at St. Andrews University in Scotland. Rumor has it that William was won over after seeing Kate modeling at a student fashion show for charity (a show for which he reportedly paid £200 for a front row seat!). 

2002

Hello! Magazine reports that Prince William was moving from his dorm into a flat with three college friends, one of them “a pretty 20-year-old brunette” who, as you might guess, turned out to be Kate Middleton.

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2004

William and Kate are photographed together for the first time during a ski trip in Klosters, causing Prince Charles to threaten to sever ties with The Sun, the outlet that published the photos. The Prince was said to have been “very disappointed” by the breach in an agreement between the press and Buckingham Palace that ensures royal princes can continue their education without having their privacy intruded upon.

2005

Both William and Kate graduate from St. Andrews. The Middletons later share a photo of them together on the day.

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2006

The couple attend Camilla’s daughter’s wedding, marking one of their first big public appearances together, and sparking speculation that they were serious enough to one day walk down the aisle together themselves.

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2007

William and Kate take a time-out and break up for a couple months. Kate takes a vacation to Ireland with her friends afterwards, while William awkwardly fields questions about “how things are going” with Kate.

Later in the year, rumours begin to swirl about a possible reconciliation as Kate is seen attending a Princess Diana tribute concert – though she sat two rows behind William with her sister, Pippa.

2008

The two are seen together again, back to where it all began: the ski slopes. Photos show Kate and William together in Klosters as sources tell newspapers that they were very much back together. Later in the year, William goes on to graduate from his RAF training, with Kate by his side.

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2010

William proposes to Kate while on a trip to Kenya, with Princess Diana’s sapphire engagement ring. “We had a little private time away together with some friends, and I just decided it was the right time really. We’d been talking about marriage for a while, so it wasn’t a massively big surprise, but I took her up somewhere nice in Kenya”. William later said in their engagement interview.

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April 29, 2011

Our favourite part, Fairies! Prince William and Kate Middleton get married in a fairytale ceremony at Westminster Abbey witnessed by nearly 72 million people worldwide. The bride does her own makeup, and the groom wears sweat pads so that he won’t sweat out of his uniform – see they’re just like us! (Oh and, Ellie Goulding performs at the reception!).

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The Dress

Kate’s gown was created by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, and the Duchess worked closely with Burton on the design of the dress. “Miss Middleton chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing,” the Palace revealed in a statement on Will and Kate’s wedding day. “Miss Middleton wished for her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterizes Alexander McQueen’s work.”

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The Second Dress

For her reception, the Duchess of Cambridge would go on to change into something a little more comfortable. Kate’s second dress was created by the same designer as the first. After all, why mess with a good thing? The satin gown was much simpler but equally gorgeous, with a sweetheart necklace and a jewelled belt. To keep warm in the 60-some-degree weather, Kate pulled on a furry shrug. On anyone else, it might have ruined the look, but the Duchess looked stunning as ever!

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July 22, 2013

Kate gives birth to Prince George, and steps out for post-baby photos.

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May 2, 2015

Kate gives birth to a baby girl, Princess Charlotte. She is the first to take up the title of Princess in 25 years, and is the highest ranking female in line for the throne.

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April 23, 2018

Kate gives birth to Prince Louis, who is now fifth in line for the throne. Though tradition dictated that Louis, as a male, would overtake Princess Charlotte for a place on the throne, the policy was amended prior to George’s birth with the Succession to the Crown Act 2013. This made Charlotte the first female royal to trump a younger male sibling!

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We wish the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a wonderful 9 year anniversary!

Digital Content Coordinator: Zoe Kanlis

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