Kate Middleton and Prince William’s love story in pictures as they celebrate their 8th wedding anniversary

TODAY marks Prince William and Kate Middleton’s eighth wedding anniversary.

Since walking down the aisle in 2011, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have welcomed three adorable kids and embarked on some glamorous foreign tours.

Prince William and Kate Middleton are today celebrating their eighth wedding anniversary
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But before they became parents and full-time working royals, the couple had a very ordinary romance.

Despite meeting at university in 2001, it wasn’t until two years later that Kate, 37, and Will, 37, fell in love for the first time and began dating.

Then came the shock 2007 break-up – which, fortunately, only lasted a matter of months – and the happy engagement in 2010, followed by the fairy-tale wedding a year later.

We take a look at the couple’s incredible love story…

University lovers

Kate and William met while studying at St Andrews in 2001 and started to date in 2003
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The brief break up

The couple split up for several months in 2007 just after this picture was taken
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Engagement announcement

They announced their engagement in 2010 at St James’ Palace
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Wedding bells

In 2011, they walked down the aisle in front of millions
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First royal engagement as a couple

The newlyweds met Barack and Michelle Obama shortly after their marriage
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Birth of Prince George

Their first child, Prince George, arrived in 2013
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Princess Charlotte is born

In 2015, their second child, Princess Charlotte, arrived
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Tour of India

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Kate and William visited the Taj Mahal – considered one of the most romantic buildings in the world – on a royal visit to India and Bhutan in 2016[/caption]

Visit to Canada

The couple shared a moment on tour in Canada in 2016
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Family trip to Poland

They took their children with them to visit Poland and Germany in 2017
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Prince Louis arrived

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child – Prince Louis – was born in 2018
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And then there were five…

They posed as a family of five for their Christmas card portrait late last year
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Last week, we told you how Prince Harry is “able to relax” around “funny” sister-in-law Kate Middleton without Prince William present.

The Duchess of Cambridge returned to work after her last maternity leave earlier than Meghan Markle’s planned 12 weeks.

And Kate and William’s youngest child, Prince Louis, has turned one – this is how he celebrated.

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