Prince William and Kate Middleton celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary on Thursday, and they did so in a truly adorable way.

People Magazine reported that William and Kate got married at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of that joyous day, William and Kate released two new portraits, which were taken at Kensington Palace this week by photographer Chris Floyd.

One of the photos showed a beaming Kate snuggling up to William, leaning her head on his shoulder as the prince grinned.

The second photo showed the couple holding hands, with William gazing at Kate as she wore a beautiful blue dress.

Since their fairy tale wedding ten years ago, William and Kate have become parents to Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, who turns 6 on Sunday, and Prince Louis, who celebrated his third birthday last week. To celebrate their anniversary, they also released a touching video of themselves with their three children.

During the first few years of their marriage, the couple lived in North Wales, where William worked as a search and rescue pilot in the RAF. They have since moved to Kensington Palace, with their second home being Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, William and Kate have become the face of the British monarchy like they never have before.

“It is abundantly clear that Prince William, with Catherine by his side, has really stepped up to the plate,” royal expert Nick Bullen told USA Today. “They have both been a key face of the monarchy throughout the pandemic and he will be taking on even more of a role as the Prince of Wales steps closer to the throne. There is absolutely no doubt that the William and Kate partnership is a winning one for the royal family.”

While William once seemed nervous about inheriting the crown someday, he seems to be embracing the responsibility now. As for Kate, she’s managed to master walking the tightrope of being “real” and being royal in a 21st century constitutional monarchy.

“Catherine has gone from blushing bride to a queen-in-the-making over the last 10 years,” Bullen said. “She is the royal family’s ‘not-so-secret’ weapon.”

Royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams agreed with him.

“William and Kate are all too conscious that the future of the monarchy rests on their shoulders and that of their family,” Fitzwilliams said.

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