Prince William and Catherine Middleton

As this royal couple steps into their ninth year of marriage, the world cannot help but fall in love each time this couple makes an appearance together. This royal couple has kept their private lives away from the eyes and ears of the paparazzi for obvious reasons, but nevertheless, as the future king of England; the Prince’s personal life has always attracted a lot of media attention. Prince William was first linked romantically with Kate Middleton after the duo met at St. Andrew’s University. After many months of an alleged whirlwind romance, rumours of a possible royal engagement began to make the rounds. It’s well known that most relationships go through some rough patches, and it wasn’t any different in the case of William and Kate. In 2007, to everyone’s surprise, the two announced a breakup. However, pictures and videos of Kate continued to surface as she was seen accompanying Prince William at various public and official events. Speculation about their possible engagement continued to make the rounds.

On November 16, 2010, it was officially announced that Prince William and Kate Middleton were engaged. Apparently, the prince was a diehard romantic at heart, and popped the question during their holiday in Kenya in October. He went down on his knee and pulled out his mother’s engagement ring and asked Kate to marry him! Kate does not belong to the family of the royals, nor does she come from an aristocratic lineage, so this was a huge break from some long-standing royal traditions.

This duo said “I do” on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey. Soon after the wedding, Queen Elizabeth officially conferred the prince with the title – William, Duke of Cambridge. She also added two additional titles – Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus. Most recently, the Duke of Cambridge was appointed as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are blessed with three beautiful children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.      - Pic: PTI