Less than a week after welcoming their third child, a son named Louis Arthur Charles, Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary — and in honor of the occasion, Kensington Palace shared an adorable photo taken on the big day.
“Seven years ago today — thank you for all the lovely messages on The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding anniversary,” Kensington Palace wrote alongside the pic on Sunday, April 29.
In the photo, the then-newlyweds are seen riding off in a fittingly royal blue convertible following their nuptials. Prince William is behind the wheel, while Middleton waves to onlookers, and streamers and balloons featuring the couple’s initials — C, for Catherine, and W — flutter behind them. The car’s license place reads “Ju5t Wed.”
The royal couple’s wedding took place on April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey. William proposed in 2010 with the iconic (and much-copied) blue sapphire engagement ring that once belonged to his mother, the late Princess Diana. Two years later, in 2013, they welcomed their first child, Prince George, and in 2015, they welcomed their second, Princess Charlotte. This is the royal couple’s first anniversary as a family of five — just one week ago, on Monday, April 23, the couple welcomed Prince Louis to their family. He made his public debut with his parents just hours after his birth.
The royal couple’s seventh anniversary also comes at a time when excitement for another royal wedding is soaring: On Saturday, May 19, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.
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