A Royal Fairytale
A Royal Fairytale
We take a look back at all the momentous occasions the couple have shared since their days at St. Andrew’s studying Art History.
St. Andrew’s Graduation, 2005
Tri Nations Rugby, 2007
The couple had been dating for eight years when Prince William proposed while on holiday in Kenya in October, 2010. ‘I regularly daydream. Africa is definitely one of the places I go to. It does completely settle me down. [Kate] understands what it means to me being in Africa, and my love of conservation,’ he said. ‘I didn’t really plan it that far in advance. I just knew I wanted it to feel comfortable where I did it.’
Prince William presented Kate with his mother’s own engagement ring—a 12-carat Ceylon sapphire surrounded by 14 round diamonds that Princess Diana had picked out from court jeweller Garrard before her own fairy-tale wedding to Prince Charles.
The Wedding, 2011
Held at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011, the wedding was watched around the world by millions. The couple included several tributes to Prince Williams’ mother, Princess Diana including the hymn “Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer”—which was the final selection sung at Diana’s funeral. After the wedding, Queen Elizabeth hosted approximately 650 people for a luncheon reception at Buckingham Palace—where she served miniature Yorkshire puddings with beef, Cornish-crab salad on lemon blini bites, and Scottish smoked salmon.
First Royal Engagement as a married couple, 2011
For their First official royal engagement as a married couple, the Duke an Duchess of Cambridge welcomes Former US President Barack Obama and wife Michelle to Buckingham Palace.
First Baby, 2013
Prince George is born on July 22, 2013 and becomes third in line to inherit the British throne, after his grandfather Prince Charles and father Prince William.
Australia and New Zealand Royal Tour, 2014
The family kicked off a three week royal tour with a ceremonial welcoming in Wellington, New Zealand and culminates in the ANZAC Day march and commemorative service in Canberra, Australia.
Baby Number Tw0, 2015
Princess Charlotte was born on May 2, 2015. The first daughter of the Duke and Duchess is fourth in the line of succession to the British throne.
Family Royal Engagement, 2016
Princess Charlotte took her first steps in public on an 8 day trip to Canada, William and Kate are determined their children grow up in private and not in public, so this public outing was a rare occurrence.
And Baby Makes Five, 2018
Prince Louis was born at 11:01am on April 23, 2018. Prince George and Princess Charlotte were the first visitors to St. Mary’s Hospital with their father to meet the new baby.