Happy Anniversary Prince William And Kate Middleton: Unfolding The Royal Love Story A Year After [PHOTOS]

  on April 29 2012 6:28 AM
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    Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine kiss as they stand next to bridesmaid Grace van Cutsem in central London Reuters
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    Prince William and Kate gaze into each other's eyes minutes after their wedding ceremony in Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. Reuters/Toby Melville
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    Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit Victoria Barracks for a medal presentation ceremony to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, on Armed Forces Day in Windsor, southern England June 25, 2011. REUTERS/Carl Court/Pool
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    Duchess of Cambridge with Prince William Reuters
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Happy wedding anniversary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

On Oct, 20, 2010, Prince William and Kate Middleton got engaged on a private holiday in Kenya and it was announced Nov. 16 the same year. Minutes after the announcement, British Prime Minister David Cameron congratulated the couple in a statement. The news also attracted much media attention and news channels were waiting to get the footage of the young couple sharing intimate moments at a garden party.

William gave the same 18 carat white gold ring with 12-carat oval sapphire and 14 round diamonds engagement ring to Middleton which his father Prince Charles had given to his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

On Nov. 23, 2010, the date of the wedding ceremony was confirmed as Friday 29 April 2011 and Dec. 12, 2010, the Buckingham Palace released the official engagement photos of William and Kate.

The wedding day was later declared an official public holiday throughout the UK.

William and Kate first met at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and dated on and off for eight years before getting engaged.

He's a true romantic and we had a wonderful holiday . . . it was out there in a very quiet lodge and it was very romantic, Middleton told Britain's ITV during an interview following their engagement announcement. We were out there with friends, so I really didn't expect it at all. It was a total shock when it came. Very excited!

On April 29, 2011, at around 11 a.m. local time, William and Kate exchanged vows in front 2,000 people at the Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster Abbey, in London, where they were pronounced man and wife by the Archbishop of Canterbury.

The royal wedding was viewed by more than two billion people on TV.      

Since their wedding, the royal couple have travelled the world, attended charity event, met celebrities and even adopted a puppy. And being much media spotlight for a year, the Duke and Duchess are now planning to celebrate the wedding anniversary privately.

Click here to see how the royal couple spent the last one year together.

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