Prince William and Kate Middleton: Five-year wedding anniversary

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29:  Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge drive from Buckingham Palace in a decorated sports car on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding.   (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
William and Kate 5 years on
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate their five-year wedding anniversary

The couple have had two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte

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Has it really been five years since Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot?

Since marrying in a star-studded ceremony at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011, the royal couple has attended the Olympic Games, had two children, celebrated the Queen’s 90th birthday, and attended dozens of official events across the globe.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding was watched by millions across the world, with Kate choosing to omit the word “obey” from her vows – much like William’s mother Princess Diana did when she married Prince Charles in 1981.

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Kate’s bridal dress was the work of British designer Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, with her sister and bridesmaid Pippa Middleton also making headlines with an eye-catching sleek gown.

A huge crowd cheered as the royal couple shared a kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, following the service – one of the most memorable images from the day.

The kiss that stopped a nation.

These days their first child Prince George, 2, makes his own headlines by shaking hands with U.S. President Barack Obama, while wearing an adorable dressing gown which quickly flew off the shelves, while their second child Princess Charlotte, who will celebrate her first birthday next week, continues to grow up before our eyes.

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Flick through the gallery below to see more of the royal family.