Prince William and Kate Middleton: A royal relationship in photos

  • The new Prince and Princess of Wales have been together for almost 20 years 
  • Kate Middleton and Prince William met at University of St Andrews in Scotland 
  • Couple married at Westminster Abbey in 2011, before having three children Kate and Will welcomed Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis  
  • Move to Windsor Castle mooted following death of Queen Elizabeth II

Prince William and Kate Middleton have been together for almost 20 years, having grown together from university students to a married couple with three children.

William and Kate met in their first year at the University of St Andrews and were photographed together for the first time on a ski holiday in Klosters, Switzerland, in 2004, and looked loved-up at their graduation the following year.

The relationship was obviously serious but it was still many years before William would propose. The delay prompted Kate to be given the nickname 'Waity Katie' in the press. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton have been together for almost 20 years, having grown together from university students to a married couple with three children. Pictured, the Duke and Duchess  of Cambridge during an official visit to Cambridgeshire in June 2022

Prince William and Kate Middleton have been together for almost 20 years, having grown together from university students to a married couple with three children. Pictured, the Duke and Duchess  of Cambridge during an official visit to Cambridgeshire in June 2022 

In 2007, William and Kate's relationship hit a brief road bump when the pair briefly split. However they soon rekindled their romance and in October 2010, Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton. 

Kate Middleton exchanged vows with William in a Westminster Abbey wedding in April 2011 and it wasn't long before they started a family together. Their son Prince George was born in July 2013. His sister Princess Charlotte was born in May 2015, followed by Prince Louis in April 2018.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge now live with their three children between their home in Kensington Palace and their country home at Sandringham, the Queen's Norfolk estate. 

Prince William and Kate Middleton have taken on key roles within the Royal Family and joined the Queen, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at the Platinum Jubilee.  

Here are the best photos of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge together: 

27 SEPTEMBER, 2022: Prince William and Princess Catherine return to Anglesey - the site of their first joint engagement 11 years previously - as they travel to Wales

Body language expert Judi James noted the Prince and Princess of Wales looked more settled in their roles during yesterday's appearance in Anglesey compared to 11 years ago

Body language expert Judi James noted the Prince and Princess of Wales looked more settled in their roles during yesterday's appearance in Anglesey compared to 11 years ago

Since making their first appearance as a couple in Anglesey on February 24, 2011, the Prince and Princess of Wales have grown into their roles as a king and queen-in-waiting. During their visit to Ynys Mon and Swansea on Tuesday, the royal couple looked relaxed as they met with RNLI rescuers and locals, before travelling south to Swansea. During the appearance, which was the couple's first visit to the home nation since they were given the titles Prince and Princess of Wales by King Charles, William and Kate wowed the crowds, with the Princess even making friends with a few children along the way. 

19 SEPTEMBER, 2022: A final goodbye: Prince William and Princess Catherine say farewell to the Queen at Her Majesty's committal service in St George's Chapel

The Sussexes and the Wales' sing as Her Majesty the Queen had her symbols of monarchy removed along with her titles

The Sussexes and the Wales' sing as Her Majesty the Queen had her symbols of monarchy removed along with her titles

The Prince and Princess of Wales have said a final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth IIKate Middleton and Prince William, attended the committal service as the Queen's coffin was lowered into the royal crypt at St George's Chapel, Windsor. They later wrote on their official Twitter account: 'Goodbye to a Queen, a mother, a grandmother and a great-grandmother.'

19 SEPTEMBER, 2022: Prince and Princess of Wales stand with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

The Prince and Princess of Wales sing as Her Majesty the Queen had her symbols of monarchy removed along with her titles

The Prince and Princess of Wales sing as Her Majesty the Queen had her symbols of monarchy removed along with her titles

The Prince and Princess of Wales attended the state funeral of Her Majesty the Queen. The monarch passed away peacefully aged 96 at Balmoral Castle on September 8. The couple were at the funeral alongside their two eldest children Prince George, nine, and Princess Charlotte, seven. 

16 SEPTEMBER, 2022: New Zealand troops perform Maori Haka as Prince and Princess of Wales meet Commonwealth soldiers taking part in Queen's funeral preparations 

The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived at Army Training Centre Pirbright in Surrey, to meet troops from the Commonwealth who are to participate in the Queen's state funeral

The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived at Army Training Centre Pirbright in Surrey, to meet troops from the Commonwealth who are to participate in the Queen's state funeral

Troops from New Zealand taking part in the Queen's state funeral performed the Haka in front of the Prince and Princess of Wales. William and Kate spent the afternoon at Army Training Centre Pirbright in Surrey, meeting soldiers from the Commonwealth who are participating in the historic event. 

15 SEPTEMBER, 2022: Prince and Princess of Wales share poignant photos from their walkabout as they praise well-wishers who turned out to see them

The Prince and Princess of Wales inspecting flowers left by well-wishers outside Sandringham in Norfolk this afternoon

The Prince and Princess of Wales inspecting flowers left by well-wishers outside Sandringham in Norfolk this afternoon  

The Prince and Princess of Wales have said 'thank you to everyone in Sandringham today' after sharing poignant photos of themselves reading the floral tributes left for the Queen at the Norfolk estate. William and Kate stepped out of a dark Range Rover near to Sandringham's historic Norwich Gates where they warmly greeted by huge crowds who had waited behind metal barriers to see the couple.

14 SEPTEMBER, 2022: Harry and Meghan stand behind William and Kate in Westminster Hall lying in state service days after they reunited to meet mourners in Windsor

The royals walk together into Westminster Hall to take their places for the short service this afternoon

The royals walk together into Westminster Hall to take their places for the short service this afternoon 

William and Harry stood together with their wives Kate and Meghan today as they put aside their bitter feud to honour the Queen for her lying in state service inside Westminster Hall. During the service, the 'Fab Four' stood in formation facing the coffin on its purple-covered catafalque, which was flanked with a tall, yellow flickering candle at each corner of the wide scarlet platform in the heart of Westminster Hall - the backdrop of some of the most famous moments in British history.

10 SEPTEMBER, 2022:  William and Kate walk beside Harry and Meghan as the feuding couples came together while greeting mourners at Windsor Castle 

As they emerged from their vehicle, the two couples did not appear to be engaging with each other and looked straight ahead

As they emerged from their vehicle, the two couples did not appear to be engaging with each other and looked straight ahead

The Prince and Princess of Wales, both 40, took to Windsor to inspect the sea of floral tributes laid outside the gates of the Berkshire estate in tribute to the late Queen, who died in Balmoral Castle, on September 8, aged 96. During the engagement, they were joined by Prince Harry, 37, and Meghan Markle, 41, marking the first time that the two couples have all appeared in public since Commonwealth Day on March 9, 2020, just weeks before the Covid lockdown.

7 SEPTEMBER, 2022:  William and Kate walk children to their first day at £50k-a-year Lambrook school after Cambridges' move to Windsor

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 40, dropped off their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at the same new school after moving their family to Windsor for the next major phase of their life

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 40, dropped off their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at the same new school after moving their family to Windsor for the next major phase of their life

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge dropped off their 'excited' Cambridge 'gang' - Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis - at the same new school after moving their family to Windsor for the next major phase of their life. The children attended a 'settling in afternoon' - an annual event to welcome new starters and their families to the school on the day before the new school term began.

22 AUGUST, 2022:  William and Kate announce plans to move to Windsor and Prince George, Charlotte and Louis' new school

It was confirmed Prince William and Kate Middleton will move with their three children George, Charlotte and Louis to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor (pictured, at Trooping the Colour in May)

It was confirmed Prince William and Kate Middleton will move with their three children George, Charlotte and Louis to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor (pictured, at Trooping the Colour in May) 

It was confirmed Prince William and Kate Middleton will move with their three children George, Charlotte and Louis to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor and send them to the prestigious £21,000-a-year Lambrook School nearby. Sources said the decision had been made as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are seeking a life away from the 'fishbowl' of their current official residence of Kensington Palace in London in a bid to put their children first and give the 'most normal' life possible.

2 AUGUST, 2022: William and Kate make first solo outing with Princess Charlotte to the Commonwealth Games 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte at the Commonwealth Games

 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Princess Charlotte at the Commonwealth Games 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took their daughter Princess Charlotte to the Commonwealth Games. It marked the princess's first outing with her parents without her brothers Prince George and Prince Louis. The young royal delighted spectators as she pulled faces while watching the swimming, gymnastics and hockey. Fans commented on Prince William's close bond with his daughter.

10 JULY, 2022: William and Kate take Prince George to Wimbledon for the first time

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brought Prince George to the Wimbledon men's final

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brought Prince George to the Wimbledon men's final 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made it a family day out when they brought Prince George along to watch Novak Djokovic win the men's singles final at Wimbledon. After the match, the couple introduced their son to the tennis ace. The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant in a polka dot Alessandra Rich ensemble.

5 JULY, 2022: Kate and William at Wimbledon 

Prince William and Kate Middleton looked stylish as they arrived at Wimbledon for their first appearance at the tournament in 2022

Prince William and Kate Middleton looked stylish as they arrived at Wimbledon for their first appearance at the tournament in 2022

Prince William and Kate Middleton looked stylish as they arrived at Wimbledon for their first appearance at the tournament in 2022. An avid tennis fan, Kate attends several days of the competition. The Duchess of Cambridge was chic in a £1,515 Alessandra Rich dress. 

5 JUNE, 2022: Platinum Jubilee Pageant

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at Trooping the Colour

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at Trooping the Colour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are joined by their three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Little Prince Louis stole the show with his hilarious facial expressions.

4 JUNE, 2022: Prince George and Princess Charlotte join their parents in Wales 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are joined by children Prince George and Princess Charlotte on a Platinum Jubilee visit to Wales

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are joined by children Prince George and Princess Charlotte on a Platinum Jubilee visit to Wales

Prince George and Princess Charlotte delighted royal fans when they accompanied their parents Prince William and Kate Middleton to Cardiff in a visit celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The young royals joined their parents on a walkabout and took part in activities.

3 JUNE, 2022: Prince William and Kate Middleton at the Queen's Service of Thanksgiving

Kate Middleton smiled as she posed for photos with Prince William outside St Paul's Cathedral for the Service of Thanksgiving

Kate Middleton smiled as she posed for photos with Prince William outside St Paul's Cathedral for the Service of Thanksgiving

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge led senior royals including Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and Prince Edward and the Countess of Wessex at the Queen's Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral. Kate Middleton looked beautiful in a lemon yellow ensemble. 

29 MARCH, 2022: William and Kate are joined by Prince George and Princess Charlotte for memorial service for Prince Philip 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brought Prince George and Princess Charlotte for Prince Philip's Service of Thanksgiving

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brought Prince George and Princess Charlotte for Prince Philip's Service of Thanksgiving 

Kate Middleton and Prince William were joined by their two eldest children Prince George and Princess Charlotte for the memorial service for Prince Philip. The family walked hand-in-hand into Westminster Abbey in London and appeared in good spirits as they chatted with one another. The Duchess of Cambridge was elegant in £1,495 navy Alessandra Rich gown which she paired with a smart £775 hat from Lock&Co! for the occasion. 

25 MARCH, 2022: Prince William and Kate Middleton on Caribbean royal tour 

Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive for a reception in the Bahamas during the royal tour of the Caribbean

Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive for a reception in the Bahamas during the royal tour of the Caribbean 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited countries including the Bahamas and Jamaica on a Caribbean royal tour to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. The couple put on a rare PDA when they held hands during a black tie reception in the Bahamas. The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled in an ice blue gown. 

10 DECEMBER, 2021: Kate and Prince William release Christmas card photograph taken during their trip to Jordan

Prince William and Kate Middleton released an adorable snap of their family for Christmas, sharing a glimpse into their summer holiday in Jordan with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

Prince William and Kate Middleton released an adorable snap of their family for Christmas, sharing a glimpse into their summer holiday in Jordan with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released their Christmas card photograph in early December, with a stunning snap of the family during their summer holidays in Jordan.  The Cambridges appeared with their three children in the family snap.

1 NOVEMBER, 2021: Kate and William attend the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference 

William and Kate chat to the winners and finalists of his Earthshot Prize awards at Glasgow’s Clydeside Distillery on during the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference

William and Kate chat to the winners and finalists of his Earthshot Prize awards at Glasgow’s Clydeside Distillery on during the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference

William and Kate attended the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference. William was inspired by US President John F Kennedy’s Moonshot – which aimed to put a man on the moon – to create a prize centred on five Earthshot goals for the planet to prompt people and businesses to drive change. 

28 SEPTEMBER, 2021: William and Kate dazzle at the No Time To Die premiere 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked like Hollywood stars at the No Time To Die premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London in September 2021

 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked like Hollywood stars at the No Time To Die premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in London in September 2021

Wearing a bespoke Jenny Packham evening dress, Kate outshines the celebrities as she joins William at the world premiere of the latest James Bond film No Time To Die at the Royal Albert Hall in September 2021. Bond star Daniel Craig tells her: ‘You look jolly lovely.’ In a rare public appearance, she and William are joined by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

26 MAY, 2021: Prince William and Kate return to St Andrews to mark their 10th wedding anniversary 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tried land yachting on a busy visit to St Andrews in May 2021

 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tried land yachting on a busy visit to St Andrews in May 2021

Competitive Kate Middleton was in her element as she and Prince William went head-to-head in a land yacht race in St Andrews in May 2021. The Duchess of Cambridge beamed as she steered the wind-powered go-kart down West Sands Beach - just a short drive from the university where she and William met as students 20 years before. 

29 APRIL, 2021: Duke and Duchess celebrate their 10 year wedding anniversary

William and Kate looked as in love as ever in sweet photographs marking their 10th wedding anniversary

William and Kate looked as in love as ever in sweet photographs marking their 10th wedding anniversary

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary by releasing two previously unseen photos, taken at Kensington Palace. In the snaps, Kate and William looked more in love than ever. A youthful Kate wore a bohemian-style blue patterned Avery wrap dress by Ghost costing £195. Meanwhile William wore a smart casual in a blue jumper and shirt.

17 APRIL, 2021: Prince William and Kate attend Prince Philip's funeral

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined a group of just 30 mourners at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's 30-person funeral

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined a group of just 30 mourners at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's 30-person funeral

Kate Middleton and Prince William were among the mourners who came together to support the Queen at a socially-distanced funeral for Prince Philip at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The Duchess teamed a chic black £1,605 Roland Mouret dress with an asymmetrical neckline with a black face covering and a Philip Treacy velvet pillbox hat for the occasion. 

5 MARCH, 2021: Kate and William conduct a virtual engagement during the Covid-19 pandemic 

Prince William and Kate Middleton continued their work during the pandemic and video called volunteers

Prince William and Kate Middleton continued their work during the pandemic and video called volunteers

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke with the parents of a schoolboy who have praised the text helpline, Shout 85258, developed by the couple's Royal Foundation for saving their son when he contemplated taking his own life. Mother-of-three Kate appeared elegant for the appearance, opting for an understated look, complete with her favoured £5 Accessorize hoops.

7 OCTOBER, 2020: Kate and William host Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at Buckingham Palace 

Prince William and Kate Middleton beamed as they greeted President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife Olena in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace

Prince William and Kate Middleton beamed as they greeted President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife Olena in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed the President and First Lady of Ukraine to Buckingham Palace in their first audience since the start of lockdown in 2020. Kate Middleton looked elegant in a cornflower blue belted dress as she joined Prince William for the meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife Olena in the opulent Throne Room.

JULY 5, 2020: William and Kate take part in NHS birthday celebrations

All smiles on a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn in Norfolk in 2020, as part of birthday celebrations for the NHS

Kate and William are all smiles on a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn in Norfolk in 2020, as part of birthday celebrations for the NHS

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge visit to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn as part of the NHS birthday celebrations. Kate put on a stylish display in a blue patterned dress.

23 APRIL, 2020: Prince William and Kate Middleton are joined by Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to Clap For Carers 

William and Kate were joined by their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to Clap for Carers in April 2020

William and Kate were joined by their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to Clap for Carers in April 2020

Clapping for carers In a surprise appearance for the BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief’s Big Night In on 23 April, the Cambridges are snapped clapping for NHS heroes and those on the Covid front line. Earlier in the show, William joins Stephen Fry in a Zoom call spoof of the sitcom Blackadder 

5 MARCH, 2020: Kate Middleton and William on a royal tour of Ireland 

Prince William and Kate Middleton tried their hand at curling during a visit to Ireland in March 2020

Prince William and Kate Middleton tried their hand at curling during a visit to Ireland in March 2020  

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tried out hurling during a visit to a local Gaelic Athletic Association during their visit to Ireland in March 2020. There was no set scoring... although Kate looks disappointed with her attempt in this photo.

15 OCTOBER, 2019: William and Kate on a royal tour of Pakistan 

Arriving in style in a colourful rickshaw at a reception hosted by the British High Commission in Islamabad

Arriving in style in a colourful rickshaw at a reception hosted by the British High Commission in Islamabad

In 2019, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge put on a dazzling display on their royal tour of Pakistan. It marked the first official visit to the country by the British Royal Family in more than a decade. The couple met local people and enjoyed displays of the vibrant local culture.

8 AUGUST, 2019: William and Kate make a family visit to the Isle of Wight 

Winning streak! The last time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a sailing race was the King's Cup charity regatta off the Isle of Wight in 2019
Kate's boat was disqualified

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a sailing race during the King's Cup charity regatta off the Isle of Wight in 2019 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge love being on the water and their shared passion was evident on a visit to the Isle of Wight in August 2019. Much to the delight of royal fans, they were joined on the visit by their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte. 

20 MAY, 2019: William and Kate at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge showed the Queen around Kate's Back to Nature garden at the Chelsea Flower Show

 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge showed the Queen around Kate's Back to Nature garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge showed the Queen around the Back to Nature garden she helped to design for the Chelsea Flower Show. Kate highlighted the importance of the great outdoors. The garden was inspired by the Duchess’s own childhood as well as her three children. 

27 FEBRUARY, 2019: William and Kate visit Northern Ireland

Canoe catch me? On a visit to Northern Ireland in February 2019, Kate and William enjoyed a light-hearted race on the water

Canoe catch me? On a visit to Northern Ireland in February 2019, Kate and William enjoyed a light-hearted race on the water

On one of their many royal engagements to different parts of the UK, William and Kate joined a group of children for a canoe race on the water in Northern Ireland in February 2019. The activity suited competitive Kate perfectly and showed her and husband William's playful sides.

14 DECEMBER, 2018: Kate and Will share snap of their family for Christmas 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis for their 2018 Christmas card

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis for their 2018 Christmas card

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a beaming snap alongside Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis for their Christmas card in 2018. The image was captured by photographer Matt Porteous at the family's Norfolk home of Anmer Hall.

11 NOVEMBER, 2018: Kate and William join Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for Armistice Service at Westminster Abbey 

Kate Middleton and Prince William joined Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for the Armistice Service at Westminster Abbey in 2018

Kate Middleton and Prince William joined Prince Harry and Meghan Markle for the Armistice Service at Westminster Abbey in 2018 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for Armistice Service at Westminster Abbey. The service marked the centenary of the Armistice in central London. 

12 OCTOBER, 2018: Kate and Will attend Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank

Kate and Prince William were among the guests who attended his cousin Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle

Kate and Prince William were among the guests who attended his cousin Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle

Kate and Prince William were among the guests who attended his cousin Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The Duchess of Cambridge wowed in a stunning deep pink Alexander McQueen dress for the occasion.  The mother-of-three teamed the frock with a matching fascinator by milliner Philip Treacy, along with burgundy heels and a co-ordinating clutch bag.

19 MAY, 2018: Kate and Will attend Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Harry and Meghan's wedding in May 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Harry and Meghan's wedding in May 2018

Prince William and Kate Middleton were among the senior royals who attended Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor. The Duchess of Cambridge opted for a pastel yellow Alexander McQueen coat dress for the occasion. 

24 APRIL, 2018: Kate and Prince William welcome their third child, Prince Louis

Kate Middleton gave birth to the healthy baby boy, Prince Louis, at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London

Kate Middleton gave birth to the healthy baby boy, Prince Louis, at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London

Kate Middleton gave birth to the healthy baby boy, Prince Louis, at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London. She was joined by Prince William to pose for snaps on the steps with their newborn son. Her later revealed how Prince George and Prince Charlotte were 'delighted' at the arrival of their little brother who was born at 11.01am as he gave his first royal wave to an adoring public.  The beaming parents looked delighted as they showed off their third son to the world who was born weighing 8lbs 7oz on St George's Day.

30 JANUARY, 2018: William and Kate on a royal tour of Norway 

Prince William attends Bandy hockey event, Vasaparken, Stockholm
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge attends Bandy hockey event, Vasaparken, Stockholm

While playing ice hockey on their 2018 royal tour of Norway, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were each given three attempts to score goals, with ex-school hockey captain Kate in high spirits. Despite expectations, it was William who won

On the first day of their royal tour of Sweden and Norway, in 2018, competition was brewing. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took part in a hockey penalty shootout at an outdoor ice skating venue in Stockholm. It was one of a number of activities they carried out during the tour. 

25 DECEMBER, 2017: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join Royal Family for Christmas at Sandringham 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Sandringham

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge join Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Sandringham

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stood alongside Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle during their first Christmas at Sandringham, Norfolk, at the traditional service at St Mary Magdalene church.

20 JUNE, 2017: William and Kate at Royal Ascot 

All dressed up for Ascot in 2017

Kate places an affectionate hand on William's lower back at Royal Ascot in 2017 

Royal Ascot is one of the most important events in the Royal Family calendars and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge regularly don their race-day finest for the event. Kate often makes headlines with her beautiful Royal Ascot outfits, which she always finishes with an exquisite hat. 

17 JUNE, 2017: Kate and William are joined by Prince George and Charlotte on the balcony for Trooping the Colour 

Prince William and Kate Middleton were joined by an adorable Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Trooping the Colour

Prince William and Kate Middleton were joined by an adorable Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Trooping the Colour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour. Kate Middleton opted for a gorgeous raspberry pink dress for the occasion, dressing her young daughter in matching tones.  

5 FEBRUARY, 2017: William and Kate race at Heads Together event in London 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge donned their trainers for a London Marathon training session in February 2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge donned their trainers for a London Marathon training session in February 2017

A bit of competitive banter at the starting line, as William and Kate line up when joining a London Marathon training session in 2017. Kate, in her New Balance trainers and black skinny jeans, arguably looked the sportier of the pair at the event to promote their mental health charity, Heads Together. But in the end, it was William’s younger brother Prince Harry, who romped to victory, with William second, closely followed by Kate.

1 OCTOBER, 2016: William and Kate's royal tour of Canada with Prince George and Princess Charlotte 

Prince George practises the royal wave in Canada, while Princess Charlotte is a little distracted

Prince George practises the royal wave in Canada, while Princess Charlotte is a little distracted as the family say goodbye at Victoria Harbour Airport at the end of their royal tour

William and Kate brought their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte with them on their royal tour of Canada in 2016. Little Prince George practised his wave as the family touched down and Princess Charlotte was taken to play with the children of military families.

22 APRIL, 2016: Kate and William welcome President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle to their home

Prince William and Kate Middleton were joined by Prince Harry in their home of Kensington Palace as they welcomed Barack and Michelle Obama for a visit

Prince William and Kate Middleton were joined by Prince Harry in their home of Kensington Palace as they welcomed Barack and Michelle Obama for a visit 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge invited President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle for a private dinner at their London home, Apartment 1A in Kensington Palace. Later, the couple shared a number of images from the event, revealing a glimpse into their private life. The room in which they sat for drinks was one of 22 inside the couple's private apartment which once belonged to Princess Margaret. 

14 APRIL, 2016: William and Kate on a royal tour of Bhutan 

Kate got the giggles after struggling to get anywhere near the target when she tried her hand at the national sport of archery while in Bhutan in 2016

Kate got the giggles after struggling to get anywhere near the target when she tried her hand at the national sport of archery while in Bhutan in 2016

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge flew out to Bhutan for a royal tour in 2016. Among the stops on the tour of India and Bhutan was the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, one of the scenes of the 2008 terror attacks in which 164 people died.

3 MARCH, 2016: William and Kate's ski holiday in the Alps 

William and Kate enjoy a snowball fight on a skiing holiday in the French Alps in 2016

William and Kate enjoy a snowball fight on a skiing holiday in the French Alps in 2016

Looking like loved-up teenagers, William and Kate threw snow and cuddled each other in a playful photoshoot on their holiday in the French Alps. The couple invited photographers to capture the moment then enjoyed their trip away in peace. 

5 JULY, 2015: Prince William and Kate are joined by royal family for Princess Charlotte's christening 

Prince William held Prince George's hand as he and Kate arrived with Princess Charlotte for her christening

Prince William held Prince George's hand as he and Kate arrived with Princess Charlotte for her christening 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gathered friends and family at St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham for the private ceremony for Princess Charlotte's christening. The event was attended by just 21 official guests including the Queen and Prince Philip. Kate, dressed all in ivory and wore earrings and a necklace by Mappin & Webb. 

2 MAY, 2015: Kate Middleton and Prince William welcome their second baby, Princess Charlotte

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed daughter Princess Charlotte in May 2015

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed daughter Princess Charlotte in May 2015

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcome their second baby, Princess Charlotte. In a statement issued on the couple's behalf they said the congratulations of people around the world meant 'a great deal' to them as thousands continued to celebrate the little princess's birth. She was born at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital weighing 8lbs and 3oz.

20 APRIL, 2014: Prince George joins William and Kate in Australia for first royal tour

Prince George makes a new friend at the Bilby Enclosure at Taronga Zoo in Sydney during his first royal tour

Prince George makes a new friend at the Bilby Enclosure at Taronga Zoo in Sydney during his first royal tour

Baby Prince George was not even a year old when he was taken to Australia for his first royal tour. Proud parents William and Kate delighted royal fans by recreating some of the photographs from the royal tour taken by Prince Charles and Princess Diana when Prince William was just a baby.

23 OCTOBER , 2013: Prince William and Kate Middleton at Prince George's Christening

Proud parents Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge at Prince George's Christening in October 2013

Proud parents Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge at Prince George's Christening in October 2013

Prince William and Kate Middleton were joined by the Queen and other members of the royal family for the christening of their son Prince George at the Royal Chapel in St James Palace. The three-month-old future king was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, wearing a handmade replica of Queen Victoria’s daughter’s christening robe. 

23 JULY, 2013: Kate leaves hospital with Prince William after giving birth to Prince George 

Prince William and Kate Middleton smiled on the steps of the Lindo Wing following the birth of Prince George in July 2013

Prince William and Kate Middleton smiled on the steps of the Lindo Wing following the birth of Prince George in July 2013

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left The Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital after she gave birth to their first son, Prince GeorgeKate later revealed that debuting her three children to the world on the steps of the Lindo Wing just hours after giving birth was 'terrifying'.

3 DECEMBER, 2012: William and Kate announce they are expecting their first baby 

Prince William and Kate Middleton delighted the world when they announced they were expecting their first child together

Prince William and Kate Middleton delighted the world when they announced they were expecting their first child together 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced the news they were expecting their first baby together after Kate was admitted into King Edward VII hospital with acute morning sickness. She suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum throughout all three of her pregnancies. The Duchess was discharged on 6 December.  

15 SEPTEMBER, 2012: William and Kate take a Diamond Jubilee tour to Malaysia 

MALAYSIA 2012 Representing the Queen on a Diamond Jubilee Tour to Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu, William and Kate get a bird’s eye view of the rainforest in Sabah, Borneo

 Representing the Queen on a Diamond Jubilee Tour to Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu, William and Kate get a bird’s eye view of the rainforest in Sabah, Borneo

On one of their early overseas tours as a couple, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Malaysia, Singapore, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu as part of events marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. 

2 AUGUST, 2012: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the London 2012 Olympics 

William and Kate jump for joy as Team GB win another medal in the Velodrome at the London Olympics in 2012

William and Kate jump for joy as Team GB win another medal in the Velodrome at the London Olympics in 2012

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince Harry and other members of the Royal Family to take in the action at the London 2012 Olympics. The couple, then married for a little over a year, put on rare displays of affection as they hugged each other in the stands. 

16 JUNE, 2012: Kate and Will celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at Trooping the Colour 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined other senior royals for Trooping the Colour to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined other senior royals for Trooping the Colour to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined other members of the royal family to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at a number of events, including Trooping the Colour. Kate and Prince William beamed with joy on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as they stood alongside the Queen as she marked 60 years on the throne. 

25 DECEMBER, 2011: Kate joins Prince William and the royal family for Christmas at Sandringham 

The Duchess of Cambridge joined her husband the Duke alongside Prince Harry, the Prince of Wales and Camilla to attend church in Sandringham

The Duchess of Cambridge joined her husband the Duke alongside Prince Harry, the Prince of Wales and Camilla to attend church in Sandringham 

The new-Duchess of Cambridge appeared in high spirits as she joined Prince William at the Christmas Day service at church in Sandringham. The couple joined Prince Harry, Prince Charles and Camilla to walk to the occasion. Kate Middleton opted for a plum purple coat for the outing which she paired with a matching fascinator.  

9 JULY, 2011: William and Kate meet celebrities on royal visit to Los Angeles 

William and Kate get a taste of Hollywood royalty when they meet Jennifer Lopez at a BAFTA Brits To Watch evening at the Belasco Theatre in LA on their 2011 royal tour

William and Kate get a taste of Hollywood royalty when they meet Jennifer Lopez at a BAFTA Brits To Watch evening at the Belasco Theatre in LA on their 2011 royal tour

Just months after their April 2011 wedding, William and Kate jetted out to Canada and the US for their first royal tour as a couple. In Los Angeles, it was a glitzy affair for the newlywedded Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. At one BAFTA event they met celebrities including Jennifer Lopez. 

4 JULY, 2011: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Canada on first royal tour 

In 2011, it was William who triumphed when he and Kate went head-to-head in a dragon boat race in Canada - their first royal tour as a married couple

In 2011, it was William who triumphed when he and Kate went head-to-head in a dragon boat race in Canada - their first royal tour as a married couple

Starting as they mean to go on! Whether it is Scrabble or sport, William and Kate both like to win. In 2011, it was William who triumphed when the pair went head-to-head in a dragon boat race in Canada - their first royal tour as a married couple 

29 APRIL, 2011: Kate and William marry at Westminster Abbey 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked like a fairytale prince and princess at their Westminster Abbey wedding in April 2011

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked like a fairytale prince and princess at their Westminster Abbey wedding in April 2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton wed in front of 2,000 guests at Westminster Abbey in London. The new Duchess of Cambridge wore a £250,000 gown by Alexander McQueen. The couple thrilled royal fans when they shared their first kiss as a married couple on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, much to the delight of cheering onlookers outside the Palace gates and beyond. 

24 FEBRUARY, 2011: Kate joins William at her first royal engagement in Anglesey

Kate Middleton joined Prince William in Anglesey on their first ever royal engagement together

Kate Middleton joined Prince William in Anglesey on their first ever royal engagement together

In her first ever royal engagement, Kate Middleton joined Prince William to launch a lifeboat at Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station in Anglesey. Then-28, Kate christened the boat with champagne before chatting to locals in the crowd.

16 NOVEMBER, 2010: Kate and William announce they are engaged to marry 

Prince William looked proud as he and Kate Middleton announced their engagement in November 2010

Prince William looked proud as he and Kate Middleton announced their engagement in November 2010 

Prince William and Kate Middleton announce they are engaged and plan to marry the following year. The couple reveal William, then-28, proposed during a holiday in Kenya after asking Kate's father Michael for his daughter's hand.  Kate, also 28, had been dubbed 'Waity Katy' amid criticism she was hanging on for a proposal and did not have a proper job but now her wait is finally over.

JULY 2007: William and Kate are seen for the first time since their split 

Prince Harry and Prince William (front row) were joined by friends including Kate Middleton (two rows behind, far right) at a Princess Diana tribute concert

Prince Harry and Prince William (front row) were joined by friends including Kate Middleton (two rows behind, far right) at a Princess Diana tribute concert 

Following their reunion, William and Kate tried not to make it too obvious, but they were together one month later, on July 7, when Princes William and Harry stood on stage at Wembley in front of 63,000 people to honour the 10-year anniversary of their mother's death. Harry sat next to his girlfriend while William sat next to his best friend Thomas van Straubenzee. Two rows behind was Kate Middleton. 

JUNE, 2007: The prince and girlfriend Kate Middleton reunite

After two months apart, William and Kate reunited in July 2007. Pictured, the couple looking loved up in the back of a taxi in October 2007

After two months apart, William and Kate reunited in July 2007. Pictured, the couple looking loved up in the back of a taxi in October 2007

After two months apart, William and Kate reportedly reunited at a party at William's barracks to celebrate the end of training. The theme was ‘Freakin’ Naughty’ and William wore hot pants, vest and a policeman’s helmet, while Kate was dressed as a naughty nurse. They rekindled their romance and the rest is history. 

APRIL, 2007: Time apart 

Prince William and Kate Middleton were both spotted out on the town during their time apart. Pictured, the prince leaving Mahiki in London
Kate leaving the same nightclub a few days later

Prince William and Kate Middleton were both spotted out on the town during their time apart. Pictured, the prince leaving Mahiki in London (left) and Kate leaving the same nightclub a few days later

William and Kate spent time apart. The prince was spotted partying in London and Bournemouth while Kate was seen in Mahiki with Henry Ropner. Sources close to the couple said the split had been 'mutual' and they both agreed not to talk about their four-year relationship.

14 APRIL, 2007: Prince William and Kate Middleton split announced 

Prince William and Kate Middleton looked distant at the Cheltenham Festival in March 2007. A few weeks later they parted ways

Prince William and his long-term love Kate Middleton split following the strain caused by the second in line to the throne's life in the Army. The couple, then aged 24 and 25, came to the agreement together and had an amicable split with no one else involved. 

15 DECEMBER, 2006: Middletons watch Prince William's passing out parade and rumours of a wedding heat up

Kate Middleton was in the stands to watch Prince William's passing out parade at Sandhurst
The Queen walks past her grandson Prince William during the parade

Kate Middleton was in the stands to watch Prince William's passing out parade at Sandhurst. Right, the Queen walks past her grandson Prince William during the parade 

Kate Middleton made her first appearance with the Royal Family to watch Prince William's passing out parade at Sandhurst. Glamorous Kate joined the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles at the event, although she attended with her parents Carole and Michael Middleton. The seriousness of the outing was taken as a sign the couple could one day marry.

JUNE, 2005: Kate and William graduate from St Andrew's University 

Prince William and Kate Middleton were photographed together on their graduation from St Andrews in 2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton were photographed together on their graduation from St Andrews in 2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton looked affectionate as they posed for their first ever publicly released photograph together while graduating from St Andrew's University. The couple had met as friends in halls before they fell in love and moved in together. 

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