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10 best moments for William and Kate’s decade of marriage

The couple wed in Westminster Abbey on April 29 2011.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attempt to make pretzels in Germany (Chris Jackson/PA)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attempt to make pretzels in Germany (Chris Jackson/PA)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attempt to make pretzels in Germany (Chris Jackson/PA)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s 10 years of marriage has seen them embrace royal duties, travel around the globe and welcome three children.

Here are 10 photos charting their decade as husband and wife.

– 2011

William and Kate wore matching Stetson hats as they viewed the ticker-tape start of the Calgary Stampede parade in western Canada in July 2011.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wear matching Stetson hats, as they view ticker-tape start of the Calgary Stampede parade in western Canada. … Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Canada – Day Nine … 08-07-2011 … Calgary … Canada … Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 11160083 … Picture date: Thursday July 7, 2011. The newlywed royal couple are on a twelve day visit to Canada and the United States. See PA story ROYAL Canada. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wear matching Stetson hats, as they view ticker-tape start of the Calgary Stampede parade in western Canada. … Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Canada – Day Nine … 08-07-2011 … Calgary … Canada … Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 11160083 … Picture date: Thursday July 7, 2011. The newlywed royal couple are on a twelve day visit to Canada and the United States. See PA story ROYAL Canada. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wear matching Stetson hats, as they view ticker-tape start of the Calgary Stampede parade in western Canada. … Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Canada – Day Nine … 08-07-2011 … Calgary … Canada … Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 11160083 … Picture date: Thursday July 7, 2011. The newlywed royal couple are on a twelve day visit to Canada and the United States. See PA story ROYAL Canada. Photo credit should read: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The newlywed royal couple went on a 12-day visit to Canada and the United States – their first overseas tour as a married couple.

– 2012

A Diamond Jubilee trip to South-east Asia and the South Pacific took the Cambridges to Singapore, Malaysia, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.

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The Cambridges on their tour to Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, at the end of a nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. … Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific – Day Nine … 19-09-2012 … Tuvalu … Soloman Islands … Photo credit should read: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 14605830 … Picture date: Wednesday September 19, 2012. See PA story ROYAL Jubilee. Photo credit should read: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

The Cambridges on their tour to Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, at the end of a nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. … Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific – Day Nine … 19-09-2012 … Tuvalu … Soloman Islands … Photo credit should read: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 14605830 … Picture date: Wednesday September 19, 2012. See PA story ROYAL Jubilee. Photo credit should read: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

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The Cambridges on their tour to Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, at the end of a nine-day royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. … Royal tour of the Far East and South Pacific – Day Nine … 19-09-2012 … Tuvalu … Soloman Islands … Photo credit should read: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 14605830 … Picture date: Wednesday September 19, 2012. See PA story ROYAL Jubilee. Photo credit should read: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

During their visit to the tiny nation of Tuvalu, they were carried shoulder high by more than 25 men in leaf skirts as they sat side by side on ornate chairs in a ‘carriage’ with a thatched roof of leaves.

– 2013

William and Kate welcomed the first of their three children, Prince George.

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William and Kate leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, with their newborn son, Prince George (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

William and Kate leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, with their newborn son, Prince George (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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William and Kate leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London, with their newborn son, Prince George (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The newborn future king was introduced to the world outside the Lindo Wing by his proud parents.

– 2014

The duke and duchess headed Down Under for a tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2014 – and eight-month-old George went with them.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Leuca the Koala during a visit to Taronga zoo Sydney during the fourteenth day of their official tour to New Zealand and Australia. … Royal visit to Australia and NZ – Day 14 … 20-04-2014 … Sydney … Australia … Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 19613189 … Picture date: Sunday April 20, 2014. See PA story ROYAL Tour. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Leuca the Koala during a visit to Taronga zoo Sydney during the fourteenth day of their official tour to New Zealand and Australia. … Royal visit to Australia and NZ – Day 14 … 20-04-2014 … Sydney … Australia … Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 19613189 … Picture date: Sunday April 20, 2014. See PA story ROYAL Tour. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet Leuca the Koala during a visit to Taronga zoo Sydney during the fourteenth day of their official tour to New Zealand and Australia. … Royal visit to Australia and NZ – Day 14 … 20-04-2014 … Sydney … Australia … Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 19613189 … Picture date: Sunday April 20, 2014. See PA story ROYAL Tour. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The couple met Leuca the koala during a visit to Taronga Zoo in Sydney, and also introduced their son to a bilby – a rabbit-like marsupial – who was named after the prince.

– 2015

Princess Charlotte arrived, and for her christening in Sandringham, William, Kate and toddler George walked to the church, while Charlotte was pushed in a vintage Millson pram which the Queen used for two of her own children.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte pushed to her christening in a vintage pram the Queen used for two of her own children, as they arrive at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk, as Princess Charlotte will be christened in front of the Queen and close family. … Princess Charlotte christening … 05-07-2015 … Sandringham … UK … Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 23476087 … Picture date: Sunday July 5, 2015. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced earlier who the godparents for Charlotte will be. They are Laura Fellowes – the daughter of one of Diana, Princess of Wales’s sisters, and friends Sophie Carter and James Meade, Kate’s cousin Adam Middleton and William’s close friend Thomas van Straubenzee. See PA story ROYAL Christening. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte pushed to her christening in a vintage pram the Queen used for two of her own children, as they arrive at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk, as Princess Charlotte will be christened in front of the Queen and close family. … Princess Charlotte christening … 05-07-2015 … Sandringham … UK … Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 23476087 … Picture date: Sunday July 5, 2015. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced earlier who the godparents for Charlotte will be. They are Laura Fellowes – the daughter of one of Diana, Princess of Wales’s sisters, and friends Sophie Carter and James Meade, Kate’s cousin Adam Middleton and William’s close friend Thomas van Straubenzee. See PA story ROYAL Christening. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte pushed to her christening in a vintage pram the Queen used for two of her own children, as they arrive at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk, as Princess Charlotte will be christened in front of the Queen and close family. … Princess Charlotte christening … 05-07-2015 … Sandringham … UK … Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 23476087 … Picture date: Sunday July 5, 2015. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced earlier who the godparents for Charlotte will be. They are Laura Fellowes – the daughter of one of Diana, Princess of Wales’s sisters, and friends Sophie Carter and James Meade, Kate’s cousin Adam Middleton and William’s close friend Thomas van Straubenzee. See PA story ROYAL Christening. Photo credit should read: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

It gave well-wishers their first glimpse of the family of four in public together.

– 2016

At the Taj Mahal in 1992, the Princess of Wales sat alone in front of the Indian monument to love. By the end of the year Diana and Charles had separated.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Taj Mahal in India during day seven of the Royal tour to India and Bhutan. … Royal visit to India and Bhutan – Day 7 … 16-04-2016 … Agra … India … Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 26091945 … Picture date: Saturday April 16, 2016. See PA story ROYAL India. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Taj Mahal in India during day seven of the Royal tour to India and Bhutan. … Royal visit to India and Bhutan – Day 7 … 16-04-2016 … Agra … India … Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 26091945 … Picture date: Saturday April 16, 2016. See PA story ROYAL India. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to the Taj Mahal in India during day seven of the Royal tour to India and Bhutan. … Royal visit to India and Bhutan – Day 7 … 16-04-2016 … Agra … India … Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 26091945 … Picture date: Saturday April 16, 2016. See PA story ROYAL India. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Twenty-four years later, their son William and his wife Kate poignantly returned to the very same spot, making “new memories” during a tour of India and Bhutan.

– 2017

The duke and duchess were pictured laughing together as they tried their hand at making pretzels in Heidelberg, Germany.

The tour to Germany and Poland was seen as a Brexit diplomacy tour, helping to maintain and strengthen the UK’s relations with Europe as it prepared to leave the EU.

– 2018

In December of 2018 – the year their youngest child Prince Louis was born – the Cambridges hosted a Christmas party for families and children of deployed RAF personnel serving in Cyprus.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Kensington Palace, London, where they are hosting a Christmas party for families and children of deployed personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham serving in Cyprus. … Duke and Duchess of Cambridge host Christmas party for RAF families … 04-12-2018 … London … UK … Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 40040454 … Picture date: Tuesday December 4, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Kensington Palace, London, where they are hosting a Christmas party for families and children of deployed personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham serving in Cyprus. … Duke and Duchess of Cambridge host Christmas party for RAF families … 04-12-2018 … London … UK … Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 40040454 … Picture date: Tuesday December 4, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Kensington Palace, London, where they are hosting a Christmas party for families and children of deployed personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham serving in Cyprus. … Duke and Duchess of Cambridge host Christmas party for RAF families … 04-12-2018 … London … UK … Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 40040454 … Picture date: Tuesday December 4, 2018. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The duchess told her guests: “As someone whose husband served, I know how hard it feels when a loved one leaves home to do the job they trained for.”

– 2019

William and Kate’s tour to Pakistan in 2019 was a triumph, with a visit to the Hindu Kush mountain range, playing cricket in Lahore and the duke wearing a traditional sherwani coat to a glamorous reception.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to a settlement of the Kalash people in Chitral, Pakistan on the third day of the royal visit to the country. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 16, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Tour. Photo credit should read: Samir Hussein/PA Wire … Royal visit to Pakistan – Day Three … 16-10-2019 … Pakistan … Photo credit should read: Samir Hussein/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 47240722 …

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to a settlement of the Kalash people in Chitral, Pakistan on the third day of the royal visit to the country. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 16, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Tour. Photo credit should read: Samir Hussein/PA Wire … Royal visit to Pakistan – Day Three … 16-10-2019 … Pakistan … Photo credit should read: Samir Hussein/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 47240722 …

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to a settlement of the Kalash people in Chitral, Pakistan on the third day of the royal visit to the country. PA Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 16, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Tour. Photo credit should read: Samir Hussein/PA Wire … Royal visit to Pakistan – Day Three … 16-10-2019 … Pakistan … Photo credit should read: Samir Hussein/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 47240722 …

They also wore colourful hats as they spent time in a traditional Kalash village.

– 2020

The year the coronavirus pandemic gripped the world saw William and Kate spend much of it in lockdown at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, switching royal visits for video calls.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge play a grab a teddy game as the Duchess picks up a blue toy and celebrates with thumbs up, only for it to slip from the claws before reaching the winning chute, during their visit to Barry Island, South Wales, to speak to local business owners about the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector. … Royal visit to South Wales … 05-08-2020 … Barry … UK … Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 54874937 … Picture date: Wednesday August 5, 2020. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge play a grab a teddy game as the Duchess picks up a blue toy and celebrates with thumbs up, only for it to slip from the claws before reaching the winning chute, during their visit to Barry Island, South Wales, to speak to local business owners about the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector. … Royal visit to South Wales … 05-08-2020 … Barry … UK … Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 54874937 … Picture date: Wednesday August 5, 2020. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge play a grab a teddy game as the Duchess picks up a blue toy and celebrates with thumbs up, only for it to slip from the claws before reaching the winning chute, during their visit to Barry Island, South Wales, to speak to local business owners about the impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector. … Royal visit to South Wales … 05-08-2020 … Barry … UK … Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Archive. Unique Reference No. 54874937 … Picture date: Wednesday August 5, 2020. See PA story ROYAL Cambridge. Photo credit should read: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

But in August, restrictions permitted a trip to Barry Island, South Wales, where they spoke to local business owners about the impact of Covid-19 on the tourism sector.

They followed in the footsteps of television comedy characters Gavin and Stacey, touring an arcade  – the setting for “Nessa’s Slots” where Ruth Jones’s character Nessa worked for a period.

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