New smiling portraits of William and Kate to mark their 10th wedding anniversary
William and Kate smiling and in a relaxed mood posed for the images at Kensington Palace
New portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been released to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary.
The two new images – taken at Kensington Palace this week by photographer Chris Floyd – capture William and Kate smiling and in a relaxed mood.
The couple are seen cuddling each other in one shot while William stares intently at his beaming wife in the other.
Kate has now spent a decade as a fully signed up member of the royal family, an HRH, a duchess and a future queen, with the pair marking their milestone as husband and wife on Thursday.
They are wearing complimentary blue outfits in the anniversary photographs.
William is in a denim shirt that is peeping up beneath a crew neck jumper and navy chinos. Kate is sporting a mid-blue dress which is crossed at the waist and has frills at the cuffs.
Second-in-line to the throne William married his former university flatmate Kate Middleton, who hailed from wealthy middle class background, at Westminster Abbey on April 29 2011 after an eight-year relationship.
Ten years on, the couple have three children, seven-year-old Prince George, Princess Charlotte, five, and three-year-old Prince Louis.
Kate has focused her charity work on early years, young people’s mental health, the visual arts and promoting the benefits of outdoor life.
During the Covid-19 crisis, the Cambridges have been supporting key workers and frontline NHS staff with video calls and face to face engagements when permitted, and promoting the vaccine drive.
They also became joint patrons of NHS Charities Together.
The 240 NHS charities in the UK provide extra funding and additional services above and beyond what the NHS core-funds, supporting hospitals, community and mental health services, and ambulance services.
Royal writer Penny Junor described Kate as a “model of what a future queen should be”.
The author told the PA news agency: “I think she has been absolutely extraordinary and a model of what a future queen should be.
“She has got such poise and elegance and she’s not in competition with William. She doesn’t seem to be seeking fame.”
The traditional gift on a 10th wedding anniversary is tin, symbolising strength and durability.
The Cambridges have faced personal challenges over the past year, dealing with the fallout from Megxit and the Sussexes’ bombshell Oprah interview.
The Sussexes plunged the monarchy into crisis just weeks ago when they accused the royal family of racism and the institution of failing to support Meghan when she was suicidal.
Kate was publicly singled out by Meghan in the primetime television show as having made her cry in the run-up to her wedding.
It was a disagreement over flower girl dresses, and Meghan said the Palace failed to correct reports which said she left Kate in tears.
Kate has been suggested as a potential peacemaker who might be able to heal the ongoing rift between William and his brother the Duke of Sussex.
Harry appeared to smile briefly at his sister-in-law as the three talked together after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, with Kate then stepping back which allowed the brothers to continue walking with one another.
The Press Association
Latest posts by The Press Association (see all)
- What films should you look forward to when cinemas reopen? - May 7, 2021
- George Clooney latest A-lister to sign up for Warburtons advert - May 6, 2021
- George Clooney turns 60: why he’s such a Hollywood style icon - May 6, 2021
- Worried about blood clots? Here’s what you need to know - May 5, 2021
- More than 138,000 people sign petition calling for stronger dog theft penalties - May 4, 2021
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!