Wills and Kate! As they celebrate 12 months of wedded bliss, FEMAIL looks back at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first year of marriage (Part 1)


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding on April 29th was watched by over two billion people

Last April, William and Kate were married in a stunning ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
The world watched as the fairytale came true for Kate Middleton, a middle-class girl who married her prince.
One year on, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge look happier than ever. Across an eventful 12 months that has seen the two make dozens of public appearances, attend numerous charity events and William posted to the Falklands, leaving Kate to carry out solo engagements, the two have spent the year in the spotlight coming to terms with life as a working Royal couple.
Here, FEMAIL takes a look back at some of the highlights of what has been a spectacular year for William and Kate.

Worth the wait, Kate: The Royal's balcony kiss voted nation’s favourite TV moment of 2011

Walking hand in hand from Buckingham Palace the newlyweds look happy and relaxed the day after their nuptials

MAY 2011

William and Kate meet with Barack Obama (left) and First Lady Michelle Obama (right), on the first day of President Obama's three-day state visit to the UK - shortly after this photograph appeared Kate's £175 Reiss dress caused a shopping frenzy and sold out instantly

JUNE 2011

The Epsom Derby 2011 was the biggest gathering of the Royal Family since the royal wedding. Kate dazzled in a collarless off-white jacket over a diaphanous white frock and nude platform shoes while Prince William, and Harry opted for a top hat and tails.

The Trooping of the Colour ceremony marks the monarch's official birthday, but all eyes were on the Duke and Duchess playing key roles in the event for the first time

The Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge attend the 10th annual ARK Gala in London. The Duchess wears a Jenny Packham gown that cost £3,835

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the 10th annual Absolute Return for Kids (Ark) Gala Dinner at Kensington Palace. Kate opted for a Jenny Packham gown, accessorised with LK Bennett shoes and a clutch bag, bringing a touch of simple elegance as they made their first official public engagement as a married couple

Never mind the royal wave: Kate and William take part in a Mexican wave on Centre Court as they watched Andy Murray beat Richard Gasquet at Wimbledon

JULY 2011

Pretty in purple: Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge took part in Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chat during a citizenship ceremony: Kate's brooch was borrowed from the Queen

Rapturous welcome: First job of the day for Prince William and his wife Catherine was at the Canadian Museum of Civilisation where they took part in a citizenship ceremony to mark Canada Day. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a red hat with maple leaves

source: dailymail


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