Happy 5th Wedding Anniversary to Kate Middleton and Prince William: A Look Back At Their Royal Marriage
By Rachel McRady
Hard to believe it’s already been five years! April 29 marks the fifth wedding anniversary for Kate Middleton and Prince William.
On this date in 2011, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had their widely publicized royal wedding at Westminster Abbey in London as the world watched. The fashion-forward Middleton wore a now-iconic Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen long-sleeve lace wedding gown as her proud hubby donned his official red uniform. (And who could forget Pippa Middleton’s stunning display as maid of honor and Prince Harry’s adorable role as Best Man?!)
Five years and two adorable children later the couple have made a lot of memories with their family and in their royal duties.
They attended the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, which London hosted, cheering on their country’s athletes from the stands.
In July 2013 they welcomed their first-born son, Prince George, stepping out of the hospital to greet their subjects and present the little boy to the world. Almost two years later in May 2015, Princess Charlotte joined the family to the delight of Royalists everywhere.
Prior to the little girl’s arrival the couple brought a young George with them on the Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand, where he stole hearts all over the world, playing in his mom’s arms and greeting animals at the zoo.
“I take my duties and my responsibilities to my family very seriously,” Prince William said in a recent interview with BBC. “I want to bring my children up as good people… if I can’t give my time to my children as well, I worry about their future.”
Even without their kids, William and Kate have enjoyed themselves, trying out magic wands at the Harry Potter studios with Prince Harry in 2013 and most recently going on the Royal Tour of India and Bhutan.
They also recently hosted President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama on their visit to England, where a pajama-clad Prince George greeted the president.
After all their recent public events, Kate and William are having a private anniversary, but on Friday the Kensington Palace Twitter account posted several throwback videos and photos from their special wedding day.
To see how William and Kate honored the late Princess Diana, watch the video below!