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It's Duchess Kate and Prince William's Eighth Wedding Anniversary Today

Prince William and Duchess Kate kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace 

Eight years ago, millions were glued to their TV screens as they watched Kate Middleton marry Prince William in what has to be one of the dreamiest royal weddings ever. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are celebrating their eighth wedding anniversary today. Unlike Prince Harry (34) and Duchess Meghan (37), who exchanged vows in St. George's chapel in Windsor, Prince William (36) and Kate Middleton (37) tied the knot at Westminster Abbey in London eight years ago today. 

Prince William and Duchess Kate leave Westminster Abbey as newlyweds

Just like many royals before her, Kate's wedding dress was exquisite and she looked absolutely stunning in a bespoke bridal gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, with handmade lace appliqué on the skirt and bodice of the dress by the Royal School of Needlework.

Duchess Kate waves to the crowds as her sister and Maid of Honour Pippa Middleton holds her dress before walking in to Westminster Abbey 

We have watched Will and Kate grow up together over the years. The royals met whilst they were both students at the University of St Andrews back in 2001 and started dating two years later in 2003. 

Duchess Kate and Prince William on the day of their graduation ceremony at St Andrew's University in St Andrew's in 2005

Prince William proposed to Kate in 2010 and their engagement was officially announced on 16th November. He gave her his mother's engagement ring. William gave Kate the ring, which was given to Lady Diana by Prince Charles, so that Diana would be present on their wedding day. 

Prince William and Duchess Kate pose at St James Palace after their engagement was officially announced on 16th November 2010 

It looks like Kate might already have been in the mood to celebrate her wedding anniversary a few weeks ago when she wore the exact diamond earrings she wore on her wedding day to attend the Easter Service at Windsor Castle. 

Kensington Palace posts heartwarming photos of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to mark their wedding anniversary

Kensington Palace posted a number of gorgeous pictures of Will and Kate to mark their special day, captioning the post: "8 years ago today — thank you for your lovely messages on The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding anniversary!"