The cutest photos of Duchess Kate and Prince William

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The Duchess of Cambridge,Kate Middleton, and Prince William celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary on April 29th.

As members of the royal family, William and Kate do not often show a lot of affection in public. Whether they refrain from PDA as part of royal protocol (and professionalism) or whether they'd just like to keep their private lives private, it's a rarity for them to be photographed being at all lovey-dovey.

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The cutest photos of Duchess Kate and Prince William

When they became husband and wife!

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When they presented Prince George to the world.

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When William's team won the Foundation Polo Challenge, Kate gave him a kiss on the cheek.

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This impromptu hug when William beat Kate in a boat race.

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At the premiere of 'African Cats,' when William held the umbrella for Kate.

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When Wills helped Kate with her sweatshirt.

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The day after their wedding, when they held hands as they jetted off to their honeymoon.

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When William helped Kate into her seat during the Olympics. Hey, wedges are treacherous!

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When they celebrated a big win for the UK!

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When Prince William read Kate's nametag as she rested her hand on his knee.

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When doting Prince William led his wife from the hospital, just after they announced she was pregnant.

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When they had this adorable moment with George.

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When William presented Kate with a flower in Australia.

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When William felt the need to help Kate with her handprint-making.

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How William always looks back and waits for Kate to catch up.

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When they had fun (and were clearly overheated!) during the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

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When they couldn't stop laughing during an engagement at Prince Edward island, Canada.

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When Kate and William led the family to church on Christmas morning in 2013, holding hands.

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When Kate beat William in a boat race. (They race a lot of boats!)

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When they showed us that they have the most PERFECT FAMILY EVER.

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When Prince William made a speech and Kate looked at him adorably.

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But being a rarity, they're also our favorite kinds of photographs, of course! So in honor of their fourth wedding anniversary, click through the gallery above to see the cutest -- and most candid -- photos of William and Kate as a couple.

From sheer joy at a gold medal win during the 2012 Olympics making William scoop Kate up in a hug, to the moment he presented her with a flower in Australia, they melt our hearts! (We know, she gets flowers ALL the time. But something about that one made her super happy.)

Plus, see our favorite style moments from the royal wedding below -- from Pippa Middleton's killer bridesmaid dress to Kate's stunning reception gown!

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Kate Middleton waves back to an excited crowd as she enters the church. This was the first moment the world caught a glimpse at the stunning Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown.

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When Pippa Middleton stepped out behind her sister Kate, the world took notice of her 'perfectly shaped backside'. Blogs, Facebook Pages and Twitter accounts were set up in its honor!

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Kate looked just lovely as her father walked her down the aisle.

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The Duchess's dress had an impressive, yet manageable, train, which Pippa tended to like a pro.

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The happy couple could breathe a sigh of relief as they left Westminster Abbey -- it was now time for celebration.

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Kate is simply gleaming following the ceremony while she's being taken with her new husband to the palace.

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Um, hands down the best dressed of the day. How adorable are these kiddos?!

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Queen Elizabeth II following the Royal Wedding is perfect in light yellow!

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Prince Harry is no stranger to these types of high profile events, but he seemed to be really enjoying himself.

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Kate's parents were impeccably dressed, with the Mother of the Bride simply glowing in pale blue.

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Princess Beatrice of York and Princess Eugenie of York exit Westminster Abbey after the Royal Wedding showing off their intricate and detailed hats (which garnered plenty of attention).

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Victoria Beckham arrives to attend the Royal Wedding wearing a navy dress with a matching small pill box hat.

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Tara Palmer-Tomkinson arrives to attend the Royal Wedding wearing an intricate royal blue hat which matched her blue dress.

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The first royal kiss occurred on the balcony of the palace, but the real moment occurred right below when the little flower girl pressed her hands against her ears -- clearly, she was not amused.

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Kate's second dress -- for the evening festivities -- was just as stunning. We loved the sparkling belt!

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