Kate Middleton, an ordinary girl, married her Prince Charming, or rather, Prince William, the future king of England, in 2011. Their love story is like something straight out of a Disney film.

When Prince William announced his engagement to Kate Middleton, people from all over the world were glued to the news as a fairy tale unfolded. The well-loved Prince had proposed to his university sweetheart with the iconic sapphire engagement ring previously owned by his mother Diana, Princess of Wales.

In an attempt to keep their private life out of the limelight, the loving couple secretly got engaged during a three-week holiday in Kenya and the sentimental piece of jewellery that sealed the momentous event was a 12-carat oval stone surrounded by a cluster of 14 diamonds and set in 18-carat white gold.

As the royal couple mark their fifth anniversary on April 29, we take a look back at their relationship milestones.

2005

 
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Kate Middleton and Prince William on the day of their graduation ceremony at St Andrew’s University in St Andrew’s on June 23, 2005 in Scotland.

2010

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Prince William and Kate Middleton pose for photographs in the State Apartments of St James Palace on November 16, 2010 in London, England. After much speculation, Clarence House announced the engagement of Prince William to Kate Middleton.

2011

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Royal Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Westminster Abbey in London.

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Prince William and Kate walk hand-in-hand from Buckingham Palace the day after their wedding to a waiting helicopter as they left for a secret honeymoon location.

2012

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The couple that workout together… Wills and Kate abseil through the rainforest in Danum Valley Research Center in Danum Valley on the island of Borneo on September 15, 2012.

2013

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The Duchess and Duke of Cambridge stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony on June 15, 2013 in London, England.

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The new parents show off their new-born baby boy, His Royal Highness, Prince George of Cambridge, to the world’s media, standing on the steps outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London on July 23, 2013.

2014

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Prince William holds Prince George of Cambridge as Kate gives him a toy bilby during a visit to the Bilby Enclosure at Taronga Zoo on April 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. This was their first official trip overseas with their son.

2015

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The Christening of their second child, Princess Charlotte at The Church of St Mary Magdalene, Sandringham, Norfolk, UK on July 5, 2015.

2016

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The couple and their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, enjoy a short private skiing break on March 3, 2016 in the French Alps, France.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose in front of the Taj Mahal on April 16, 2016 in New Delhi, India.

 

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