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Royal Couple Timeline: Kate Middleton and Prince William Before Marriage

#1 Baby Kate and William - The Fairy Tale Started in 1982

Kate and William

In 1982, baby Kate and Prince William came into this world. They both seemed to have lovely families, but since the release of the documentary “Diana in her own words”, much has changed.

#2 Kate and William at 3 - Joyful Childhood

Kate and William

Kate has always been an energetic person, ever since she was a little girl. While climbing on the rocks in the Lake District in Northwest England, she had never imagined she would one day be a future princess. Meanwhile, William was on his first day at Mrs. Mynor's Nursery School in Notting Hill, London. He was carrying a striped sweater similar to the one that Kate wore on her clambering way, what a coincidence!

#3 Kate and William at 4

Kate and William

Kate lived in Jerash in Jordan for nearly 3 years. There she was with her father, Michael, and younger sister, Pippa. Far from Jordan, in Britain, the little prince was saluting like a real soldier.

#4 Kate and William at 5

Kate and William

At 5 years old Kate had already grown into a pretty young lady. Whilst at the same time William was still a carefree boy walking his royal dog.

#5 School Time

Kate and William

Kate was a sporty girl. She was the captain of the field hockey team (first row, in the middle) at St. Andrew School, Berkshire. Interesting fact, she still holds the height-jump record there. At that time, William was at Eton College like all other noble families’ children. Like his future lover, our prince was also good at sports: he was the co-captain of the swim team.

#6 “This is the place where I’m gonna meet you.”

Kate and William

Kate attended the University of St. Andrews in 2001. There’s an old tradition in St. Andrews’ Fresher’s Week called “Raisin Monday”, allowing students, especially freshmen, to pelt each other with foam. Of course, sporty girl Kate had a lot of fun in this event.

#7 “Prettiest Girl in Her Hall”

Kate and William

By the end of Fresher’s Week, Kate was named "Prettiest Girl in Her Hall" at St. Andrews.

#8 Skating Style

Kate and William

Before you knew Kate as the style icon, she did have a period of time taking risks with her outfits.

#9 Young Love

Kate and William

Just look at them. Nothing is sweeter than young love.

#10 Start a New Phase of Life

Kate and William

In 2005, Kate and William graduated. Happy graduation!

#11 Support Each Other’ Career

Kate and William

After graduation, Kate started her career as an accessories buyer for fashion chain Jigsaw. Whilst prince William joined the elite Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. In 2006, Kate’s attendance at the prince’s graduation ceremony as an Army Officer made it clear that she had been accepted into the royal family.

#12 Split Time

Kate and William

However, there were ups and downs as their relationship went on. In 2007, they broke up shortly after the Cheltenham Festival. They were found partying separately.

#13 Back Together Again

Kate and William

Luckily, the break up only lasted a couple of months. They were pictured leaving a nightclub together. Years later, prince William talked about their time apart in an interview, claiming it was a positive experience which gave them more space to grow up.

#14 The Royal Marriage

Kate and William

After that, you know the story: the royal engagement and marriage. Princess Diana would be pleased if she saw William and Kate so in love together. Best wishes.

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