A look at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s 8-year romance through pictures

Photo by Mario Testino

Kate Middleton is finally becoming a princess after 8 years in the company of her handsome prince.

Prince Charles announced through an official statement, the future marriage of his son William to his longtime companion, the commoner Catherine Middleton. Both aged 28 at the time, they got engaged during a trip to Kenya last October.

Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton appear at a photocall on the day of their engagement at St. James's Palace

In 2001, Prince William and Kate Middleton met in the halls of the University of St. Andrews. In the fall of 2002, they moved in with two friends in an apartment just steps from the college and their beautiful story began, before becoming official on Christmas 2003.

Catherine Middleton - family photographs

Upon graduation in 2005, they continued their romance outside the corridors of the school, skiing or in Ibiza. But in 2007, the couple split for a short while. Fortunately, a few months later, the two lovers rekindled their romance.

On October 23, Prince William and Kate Middleton appeared happier than ever at the wedding of their friends Harry Meade and Rosemary Bradford.

Called the “wedding of the century” by many, tomorrow’s events are bound to be at least historical. Nearly 2 billion viewers are expected to watch the ceremony live on television or on the internet.

Photo by Mario Testino