Nine Years Later: Happy Anniversary to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

BY Tanika D'Souza / May 1 2020 / 13:00 PM

Here’s how Prince William and Kate Middleton spent their anniversary while in quarantine

Nine Years Later: Happy Anniversary to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The world looks a little different now than it did nine years ago on Prince William and Kate Middleton’s lavishly royal wedding day.

Due to stay-at-home restrictions in the UK, the couple spent their anniversary this past Wednesday at their Anmer Hall home along with their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

Taking to Instagram via their Kensington Royal account, the couple acknowledged their special day with a sweet throwback photo from their ceremony at Westminster Abbey in 2011.

The caption read "Nine years ago today – thank you for all your lovely messages on The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding anniversary!"

Like many others in their position (more likely quarantine than royalty), the Duke and Duchess spent their day video calling family members and spending time with their children. It is also likely that Prince William had a special gift up his sleeve—as he did on the couple’s third anniversary, when Kate was gifted a Cartier Ballon Bleu watch, a sentimental nod to Princess Diana, whose collection the piece once belonged to.

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With royal family members dotted around the country; the Queen and Prince Philip at Windsor and Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla at Balmoral, celebrations might have run differently for the Cambridge's this year. However, in true Will and Kate fashion, we’re sure they found a way to make it special, nonetheless.

Lead image courtesy of Instagram/duchesscatherineofbritain