Prince William and Kate Middleton mark their 8th wedding anniversary with photos

As the world awaits the arrival of the royal baby (Meghan was reportedly due this past Sunday!), the British royal family is busy celebrating another milestone.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are marking their 8th wedding anniversary on Monday, April 29th, and to celebrate the occasion have shared sweet photos from their nuptials in 2011.

 

The snapshots, which were shared to Kensington Palace's Instagram and Twitter accounts, show a beaming Kate and handsome Wills waving from the Buckingham Palace balcony, as well as images from inside the chapel, a shot of Prince Harry and the worldwide celebrations. 

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William and Kate's cutest moments ever
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William and Kate's cutest moments ever
When they became husband and wife!
When they presented Prince George to the world.
When William's team won the Foundation Polo Challenge, Kate gave him a kiss on the cheek.

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

When Wills helped Kate with her sweatshirt.
The day after their wedding, when they held hands as they jetted off to their honeymoon.
When William helped Kate into her seat during the Olympics. Hey, wedges are treacherous!
When they celebrated a big win for the UK!
When Prince William read Kate's nametag as she rested her hand on his knee.
When doting Prince William led his wife from the hospital, just after they announced she was pregnant.
When they had this adorable moment with George.
When William presented Kate with a flower in Australia.
When William felt the need to help Kate with her handprint-making.
How William always looks back and waits for Kate to catch up.
This impromptu hug when William beat Kate in a boat race.
When they had fun (and were clearly overheated!) during the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
When they couldn't stop laughing during an engagement at Prince Edward island, Canada.
When Kate and William led the family to church on Christmas morning, holding hands.
When Kate beat William in a boat race. (They race a lot of boats!)
When they showed us that they have the most PERFECT FAMILY EVER.

When William just had to tell Kate something at the 2017 London Marathon.

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The 2011 affair at Westminster Abbey featured a star-studded guest list, including David and Victoria Beckham, Elton John and a slew of political figures. The then 29-year-old Middleton walked down the chapel aisle in a custom-made Alexander McQueen gown designed by creative director Sarah Burton, which was decked out in 17th-century Irish lace and a 9-foot-train, and complemented with a Cartier diamond tiara on loan from the queen. 

The look, which reportedly cost £250,000 to make, remains as one of the most iconic wedding gowns to date. Three kids later, countless balls and engagements and many sly PDA moments, the couple continues to melt our hearts. 

Scroll through above to see the cutest pictures of the couple! 

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William and Kate's Royal Wedding

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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Pippa Middleton arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be 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.

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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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 13: TRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 13: TRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, following their wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Guests mingle in Westminster Abbey in London where Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry later today. (Photo by Anthony Devlin/PA Images via Getty Images)
Sir Elton John (left) and partner David Furnish are directed to their seats in Westminster Abbey in London where Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry later today. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
The choir take their places in Westminster Abbey in London, where Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry later today. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be 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 Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)
Pippa Middleton arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be 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 Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)
Sister of the Bride and Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton depart the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be 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 Ferdaus Shamim/WireImage)
Catherine Middleton arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be 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.
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Catherine Middleton arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be 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 Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Dignitaries arrive to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be 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 Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
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