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8 years ago William proposed to Kate – and this is exactly how it happened.


After Eugenie’s wedding, Meghan’s pregnancy and arrival of Kate’s new nephew, William and Kate are celebrating eight years since their engagement.

Well, it’s something of an importance to the couple.

Although the pair didn’t officially make the announcement until 16 November 2010, William revealed he proposed to his girlfriend of nine years while on a trip to Kenya with friends. 

They had signed a guestbook at Rutundu Cabin at the foot of Mount Kenya around that time. It suggested that it was the magical place where there engagement began.

The Duke of Cambridge was a little nervous.

In their first interview after announcing the engagement, William explained he’d planned it for a while. He also explained how he carried his mother’s sapphire and diamond ring in his rucksack for three weeks before proposing.

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In fact, he was terrified of losing it. Kate Middleton called the moment “very romantic,” before admitting it was a “total shock,”. But the couple admitted they’d discussed marriage with each other a lot in the previous year.

William loves Africa and felt it was the perfect opportunity to finally ask Kate to marry him.

Talking about how important family is to both of them, Kate said at the time: “It’s very important to me and I hope we’ll be able to have a happy family ourselves”.

Then Prince William added: “Obviously we want a family. So we’ll have to start thinking about that as well”. The royal couple wed the following Spring on 29 April 2011 in a fairy-tale ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

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Fast-forward seven years and their dreams of having a family have come true.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate welcomed George two years later on 22 July 2013. Then, Charlotte on 22 May 2015 and Louis near their seventh wedding anniversary on 23 April 2018.

Kate and William have quite the story to tell them about the big day daddy asked mummy to marry him and make him the luckiest guy on earth.