Happy News For Prince William And Kate Middleton Following 10th Wedding Anniversary
May 04, 2021 by apost team
A decade ago, William and Kate Middleton exchanged vows in front of the world at Westminster Abbey. The heavily publicized wedding prompted street parties across England, William and Kate merchandise and plenty of speculation about how the royal couple would navigate their roles as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The couple is particularly prominent in the royal family given that William is second in line to the throne after his father, Prince Charles, the Duke of Wales.
At the time of Kate and William's marriage, the couple had been together for eight years, after having started dating at University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where the two completed their undergraduate degrees.
Since then, the Cambridge couple has been busy building a family, including 3-year-old Prince Louis, 5-year-old Princess Charlotte and 7-year-old Prince George. Additionally, the prince and Kate act as prominent public figures in the United Kingdom, where they also contribute philanthropically through their official charity fund — when they aren't taking care of the Cambridge brood, that is.
To celebrate their anniversary, the Cambridge couple released anniversary photos, in which Kate was featured wearing her engagement ring, as well as a new diamond necklace. The photos certainly displayed the love the two have for each other and reinforced their spot as one of the most popular royals in the public eye.
Now, less than a week after the landmark anniversary, Prince William and Kate have received good news about their original wedding venue.
Read on to learn more about what good news received not long after their 10th anniversary.
According to Town & Country, Kate met William at the University of St. Andrew's, where the two enrolled in 2001. In one of the most famous stories from their university days, the prince famously watched a charity fashion show that featured none other than Kate herself. The relationship moved fairly quickly, with the two moving in together in a shared flat, but it wasn't until 2004 that the couple's relationship was out in the open. It was then that someone from the press snapped a photo of the two together while they were on a ski trip, which led to widespread knowledge of the two's once private relationship.
But the royal couple's relationship wasn't always a bed of roses.
In 2007, the two even separated for a short period of time, according to Town & Country.
"At the time I wasn't very happy about it, but it made me a stronger person," Kate revealed in a television interview, according to The Guardian. "You find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn't realized, I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you are younger and I really valued that time for me (the months apart) although I didn't think it at the time."
With that said, it didn't take long for the couple to get back together. A year after their break up, William and Kate were spotted on another ski trip, and just two years later, the couple announced their engagement.
"You know, over the years William has looked after me," Kate said of her relationship to the prince.
"He's treated me very well — as the loving boyfriend he is, he is very supportive of me through the good times and also through the bad times."
In honor of Kate and William's 10th wedding anniversary, they posted photos to the Kensington Royal Instagram account. William and Kate wear ear-to-ear smiles while posing for the camera in casual but tasteful attire. Kate notably wears her engagement ring front and center in both photos. The ring, which is valued at over $400,000, features an 18-carat white gold band and a 12-carat blue sapphire, according to Harper's Bazaar. But the ring isn't just beautiful and expensive. It also has special significance for the couple, as it was once the late Princess Diana's. William picked the ring so that his mother, Diana, would be at their wedding day in spirit. In the two anniversary photos, William also wears his OMEGA Seamaster Quartz, which was reportedly a gift from his late mother. It is the same watch that the prince wore to his wedding in 2011.
Now, a week after their big anniversary, the couple have received further good news regarding their wedding venue. The Twitter page for Westminster Abbey — where the couple got married ten years ago — has announced that they will soon be ready to re-open to the public, as it has since been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The post read:
"We'll be welcoming visitors back to the Abbey from Friday 21st May," it read. "What have you missed about Westminster Abbey? Let us know."
Kate and William shared a video with their fans as a thank you for the many anniversary wishes they had received on Thursday, April 29.
“Thank you to everyone for the kind messages on our wedding anniversary. We are enormously grateful for the 10 years of support we have received in our lives as a family,” the couple wrote via the Kensington Royal Instagram account.Prince William, Catherine (2010), (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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