Prince William and Duchess Kate have created one of the world's favorite families! In honor of their eighth wedding anniversary on April 29, 2019, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at all the amazing family moments the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared publicly over the years. Keep reading for more picture-perfect memories…
Duchess Kate and Prince William's family story began back on July 22, 2013, with the birth of their first child, Prince George. The new parents looked radiant yet a bit tired when they posed with their newborn the following day outside St. Mary's Hospital in London.
We can't get over how totally put-together Duchess Kate looked less than a month after giving birth to her first child. Her father, Michael Middleton, snapped this portrait of the new mom with husband Prince William, son Prince George and their dog, Lupo, on the Middletons' estate in Bucklebury, England, in August 2013.
There's something so adorable about how nervous Prince William looked holding Prince George while Duchess Kate smiled at Queen Elizabeth II on Oct. 23, 2013, as the family gathered at St. James's Palace in London for George's christening, which was clearly a joyful event for everyone.
Just because they're royals doesn't mean they don't have to work. By April 2014, Duchess Kate and Prince William were back traveling the world on behalf of Great Britain, only now they had 10-month-old Prince George in tow. In this picture, Kate, George and William had just arrived in New Zealand for an official royal tour Down Under.
Even Duchess Kate and Prince William's kids (we see you, Prince George) like to stick random things in their mouths when they're teething. The family is seen here during a visit to the Taronga Zoo in Sydney in April 2014.
What parent doesn't make a stop to pet the bunnies while at the zoo? While Prince William seemed intent on feeding this little furball during his family's April 2014 visit to Australia's Taronga Zoo, Prince George — who looked ready to take his first steps with Duchess Kate's help — shared a moment of mutual adoration with the rabbit.
We love glimpses of private moments between Duchess Kate and Prince William. Kate and Prince George were there to cheer on the future king when he played in a polo match at Cirencester Park in Gloucestershire, England, in June 2014. The trio looked happy to have a few moments alone.
Not long before Prince George's first birthday, Duchess Kate and Prince William took him to see the butterfly exhibit at London's Natural History Museum on July 2, 2014. A photographer caught them in the perfect moment when all three seemed completely mesmerized by the beauty surrounding them.
The birth of Princess Charlotte on May 2, 2015, made the Cambridges a family of four. Duchess Kate and Prince William looked delighted as they posed with the newborn royal outside St. Mary's Hospital in London just hours after her arrival.
Two months later in July 2015, the family united for Princess Charlotte's christening at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene near the queen's Sandringham estate. Prince William was on daddy duty with Prince George while Duchess Kate pushed baby Charlotte in a Silver Cross pram.
We're not sure what your family photos look like, but Prince William and Duchess Kate's are probably way cooler. Both of their families came together in the Drawing Room at Sandringham House to celebrate Princess Charlotte's christening on July 5, 2015. The lineup included not only the couple and their kids but (from back left) Kate's dad Michael Middleton, sister Pippa Middleton, brother James Middleton and mom Carole Middleton as well as William's dad Prince Charles, stepmom Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, grandfather Prince Philip and, sitting in front, grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.
Speaking of family photos, we're sighing over how sweet this October 2015 portrait of Duchess Kate, Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte turned out. It was the royal couple's first official family photo with both kids and was taken at Kensington Palace and later used for their annual Christmas card.
Skiing in March? That's what Prince William and Duchess Kate did in 2016 when they took Prince George and Princess Charlotte on a family vacation to the French Alps, where they posed for this adorable picture while it was snowing.
Being a royal has its perks. On April 22, 2016, Prince William and Duchess Kate hosted President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at Kensington Palace. Of course, adorable Prince George — looking dapper in his bathrobe before bedtime — also schmoozed with his family's famous guests.
This picture of Duchess Kate, Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Prince William and Prince Harry was taken on the balcony at Buckingham Palace on June 11, 2016, during Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday celebration. Each year, a parade known as Trooping the Colour takes place in London to commemorate the monarch's special day. Is it just us or does Charlotte look a lot like her grandmother here?
Duchess Kate and Prince William were all smiles while bringing their tots, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, to a children's party for military families in Victoria, British Columbia, in September 2016. The family was in Canada on an official tour but made time to include their kids in a little bit of fun.
Not long after arriving at the party for military children in British Columbia in September 2016, Duchess Kate and Prince William took Prince George and Princess Charlotte to get their very own balloon animals. The kids were enthralled as the balloon master inflated and twisted the balloons into fun shapes.
With Princess Charlotte firmly on her hip, Duchess Kate walked with Prince William and Prince George to the royal family's annual Christmas morning church service in 2016. Each year on Dec. 25, the clan ambles to St. Mary Magdalene Church near the queen's Sandringham estate then greets crowds of well-wishers and fans who are eager to catch a glimpse of the regal brood.
Another year, another birthday parade for Queen Elizabeth II! Duchess Kate had the biggest smile on her face on June 17, 2017, while watching the pageantry of British military members alongside Prince William and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, during the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in London.
On July 17, 2017, Prince William and Duchess Kate arrived in Warsaw, Poland, with their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, in tow. The family had just kicked off a week-long Eastern European tour. In this picture, William gives a firm talking-to to George, who was a bit cranky after the flight, which shows that even royals have to discipline their kiddos now and then.
Two days later, Prince William, Prince George, Duchess Kate and Princess Charlotte arrived in Berlin looking polished and poised. During their three-day trip to Germany in July 2017, the royal family made a point to visit important places like the Berlin Holocaust Memorial.
After arriving in Hamburg, Germany, on July 21, 2017, it was Princess Charlotte's turn to have a tantrum. Duchess Kate handled the toddler's meltdown with total grace while Prince George and Prince William looked on quietly. Within a few seconds, a calmer Charlotte was in her mom's arms and ready for the next part of their visit.
We're certain Prince William never imagined he'd one day be leaning on Santa Claus for holiday favors, but on Nov. 30, 2017, that's exactly what the Duke of Cambridge did while on a trip to the Christmas Market in Helsinki, Finland. Here we see William handing Santa Prince George's holiday wish list, which featured just one request from the young royal: a toy police car.
Prince William and Duchess Kate (who was unbelievably in her second trimester in this pic) looked like two proud parents behind their kiddos, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, in this perfect family photo, which the palace released on Dec. 18, 2017. (They chose this fantastic shot for their annual Christmas card.)
Prince William was by his wife's side on March 22, 2018, for Duchess Kate's final public engagement before she started maternity leave ahead of their third baby's arrival. The Cambridges were all smiles at the Copperbox Arena in London while meeting with paraplegic athletes training for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Proud big brother and big sister coming through! Prince William adorably escorted Prince George and Princess Charlotte to St. Mary's Hospital in London on April 23, 2018, to meet their new baby brother, Prince Louis. A few hours later, the world got its first glimpse of the newest little prince too…
There he is! Hours after welcoming their third child — a son they named Prince Louis — on April 23, 2018, Prince William and Duchess Kate posed with their newborn outside St. Mary's Hospital in London.
In June 2018, just a few months after welcoming their baby brother, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were on hand to cheer on dad Prince William as he competed in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy match in Gloucestershire, England. Duchess Kate kept a watchful eye on the children before William took a break to say hello to his family.
Prince William and Duchess Kate had Prince Louis baptized in July 2018 at the Chapel Royal at St. James's Palace in London. For the occasion, Louis' older siblings, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, arrived dressed in their best as the Cambridges made their first official appearance as a family of five.