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Entertainment Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement ten years ago - how it happened

13:50  16 november  2020
13:50  16 november  2020 Source:   hellomagazine.com

Kate Middleton and Prince William request assistance at private home

  Kate Middleton and Prince William request assistance at private home The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are hiring a new housekeeper to assist at Kensington Palace, where they live with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Danielle Stacey Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement in November 2010, but William proposed to Kate in October. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have just returned from their successful five-day tour of Pakistan, in time to celebrate a significant occasion

Prince William said of their engagement : "The timing is right now, we are both very, very happy. William and Kate have known each other for eight years , and met as students at St Andrews University. Middleton will be the first commoner to marry an expected future king for 350 years

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge are posing for a picture: Hello! Magazine © @Copyright HELLO! Hello! Magazine

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to mark a new milestone together – it’s been ten years since their engagement!

Although the pair didn't officially make the announcement until 16 November 2010, Prince William revealed he proposed to his girlfriend, then Kate Middleton, of nine years while on a trip to Kenya with friends a few weeks earlier in October.

They signed a guestbook at Rutundu Cabin at the foot of Mount Kenya, which suggests it was the magical place where their engagement began.

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The first photos of Prince William and his new girlfriend surfaced in April 2004. Over the course of the next year , the young lovebirds made several public The couple kept their happy news a secret until the following month when the royal family officially announced their engagement to the press and

In the note dated 20 to 21 October 2010, Kate hinted that it had been a special stay, writing: "Thank you for such a wonderful 24 hours! Sadly no fish to be found but we had fun trying. I love the warm fires and candle lights - so romantic. Hope to be back soon."

William added: "Such fun to be back! Brought more clothes this time! Looked after so well. Thank you guys! Look forward to next time, soon I hope."

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Kate and William on their wedding day in 2011

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Prince William said the Queen was shown how to pour the 'perfect pint' in Dublin in 2011, adding: 'Ladies and Gentlemen, let me tell you it is not Prince William jokes about his grandmother's visit to Dublin's Guinness Storehouse as he and Kate Middleton toast Ireland tour with a pint of the black stuff.

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In their first interview after announcing the engagement, the Prince explained he'd planned it for a while and carried his mother's sapphire and diamond engagement ring in his rucksack for three weeks before proposing and was terrified of losing it.

Kate called the moment "very romantic," before admitting it was a "total shock," but the couple admitted they'd discussed marriage with each other a lot in the previous year.

William loves Africa and felt it was the perfect opportunity to finally ask Kate to marry him.

Talking about how important family is to both of them, Kate said at the time: "It's very important to me and I hope we'll be able to have a happy family ourselves," before William added: "Obviously we want a family, so we'll have to start thinking about that."

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Kate and William with their children at Trooping the Colour 2019

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Prince William , pictured with the Duchess of Cambridge presenting their baby George to the world for the How Prince William continued his family's tradition of serving in the military. Earlier this year Harry said: 'I think there is a bit of jealousy, not just the fact that I get to fly this, but obviously he'd

Kate Middleton and Prince William announced their intention to wed in 2010Credit: News Group Newspapers Ltd. The loved-up scenes were reminiscent William famously gave Kate his late mother Princess Diana’s £250,000 blue sapphire engagement ring when he proposed. “I thought it was

William and Kate then wed the following spring on 29 April 2011 in a fairytale ceremony at Westminster Abbey and were given the titles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Kate looked stunning in a lace and satin wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton, the creative director for Alexander McQueen and was loaned the Cartier Halo tiara from the Queen.

The couple are now parents to three children, welcoming Prince George on 22 July 2013, followed by daughter Princess Charlotte on 2 May 2015 and Prince Louis on 23 April 2018.

The Cambridge kids are growing up fast, with George and Charlotte now attending Thomas's Battersea school and Louis due to start nursery next year.

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