Prince William and Kate celebrate a decade of marriage with new photos

Royal couple release new portraits to mark 10th wedding anniversary

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The UK’s Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released two new pictures to celebrate their 10th anniversary on Thursday.

The images – taken at Kensington Palace this week by photographer Chris Floyd – capture William and Kate smiling and in a relaxed mood.

The couple are seen cuddling in one shot while William stares intently at his beaming wife in the other.
The royal family led celebrations with a message on its Twitter page.

Floyd also paid tribute by discussing the portraits he took of the couple on his Instagram page.

"I recently visited Cambridge for the first time in my life. That same day, by an astonishing coincidence, was also the day I was asked to photograph the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their 10th wedding anniversary," he said.

"It was a thrill to spend some time with them at Kensington Palace, especially as the duchess is a rather keen photographer. Happy anniversary!"


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The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was attended by hundreds of guests and one million people lined the route to wish the happy couple joy.

In the past 10 years, they have ridden on a palanquin in Tuvalu, come face to face with koalas in Australia and made pretzels in Germany.

The couple have three children, Prince George – who is third in line for the throne behind William and Prince Charles – Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

During the Covid-19 crisis, the Cambridges have been supporting key workers and frontline NHS staff with video calls and personal engagements when permitted, and promoting the vaccination drive. They also became joint patrons of NHS Charities Together.

The couple met in 2001 while they were studying at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
In their first year, they lived a few doors apart. In their second year, they lived together as housemates. And in 2003, they started dating.
On October 20, 2010, they became engaged and married on April 29, 2011.
Prince William married Catherine, as he calls her, at Westminster Abbey in central London, with Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams conducting the service.
The bride wore an intricate ivory gown with lace applique floral detail designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen. Her train measured 2.7 metres – modest in comparison with many previous royal brides including Princess Diana's, which was a record-setting 7.6m.
During the service, Prince William joked to his father-in-law: "We're supposed to have just a small family affair".
Queen Elizabeth II, who celebrated her 95th birthday last week, gave Prince William a title as a wedding gift.

He was made Duke of Cambridge, with Kate becoming Duchess of Cambridge and a future queen.
On the wedding day, Prince Harry gave the best man's speech.

That sibling relationship has since soured, with a rift opening after Harry and his wife Meghan Markle gave up their royal duties before giving a damaging interview to Oprah Winfrey about their unhappiness with royal life.

They did not see each other for a year until Prince Philip's funeral two weeks ago, which only 30 people attended because of pandemic restrictions.

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