Kate Middleton and Prince William have been married for 12 years since April 29, 2023. The newly minted Prince and Princess of Wales said ‘I do’ on that spring day in 2011 and have since welcomed three children: Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4.
This year, the royal couple marked the personal milestone by sharing a relaxed portrait by photographer Matt Porteous. “12 years ❤️,” Kate and Will captioned the never-before-seen photo, which shows the prince and princess in their most casual attire of jeans, light button-ups, sneakers and sunglasses. In the photo, the couple appear to have pulled back from a bike ride to lay their arms around each other in a rather rare display of intimacy. You can see the photo here.
Based on their relaxed cuts, this photo was taken on the same day as the Wales family’s 2022 Christmas card photo shoot, which featured the group in shades of blue: George and Louis wore shorts and polo shirts , while Charlette wore a denim romper. Although Middleton was dressed in a pair of dark wash denim, she broke the mold with a white eyelet blouse and her must-have white trainers. While it’s unclear exactly which pair of high-rise skinny jeans Middleton broke out for the shoot, Frame’s Le High Skinny jeans are one of her tried-and-true favorites.
Prince William proposed the late Princess Diana’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring to Kate Middleton in November 2010. Earlier this week, Middleton shared a special ring detail during a visit to Wales. Turns out, the historic piece didn’t even need to be adjusted to fit his finger. “[It’s the] same ring,” she told a fan in a video posted to Instagram by @all.thats.pretty. “And exactly the same – the same size.”
Wearing another pair of skinny jeans, hiking boots and her Barbour x Alexa Chung wax jacket, People reports that Kate Middleton said she was “honoured” to wear her late mother-in-law’s ring, adding, “We miss her every day.