It’s difficult to believe that it’s been eight whole years since Prince William and Kate were married.
In 2011, Prince William, the oldest son and heir to the throne, married Kate Middleton in a stunning royal wedding at Westminster Abbey.
The couple had a beautiful long and storied history before that. William and Kate dated for eight years prior becoming wed. They originally met each other as students at the University of St. Andrews, when they resided in the same residence hall. The next year, the pair lived off-campus together with a couple of friends. They became official in 2003.
In 2004, they were first spotted as a couple in public. A brief breakup in 2007 threw off the couple’s plans, but that lasted for only a few months.
In 2010, William proposed to Kate with Diana’s 18-carat sapphire and diamond engagement ring. It was gorgeous. The world became infatuated with the couple who had intelligence and great looks fit for a royal couple. Their 2011 wedding kicked off the beginning of royal fever again.
As the children many grew up watching were seen all grown up, people across the world were excited to see what the future of the monarchy had in store. Over 2 billion people worldwide watched the royal wedding.
Today, the couple continues to thrive in the spotlight. They share three beautiful kids together: 5-year-old Prince George, 3-year-old Princess Charlotte, and 1-year-old Prince Louis. Queen Elizabeth is also in love with the couple, having marked the eighth anniversary by appointing Kate to the Royal Victorian Order.