Royals Kate Middleton and Prince William's Road from College Sweethearts to Royal Family of 5 After tying the knot in 2011, Kate Middleton and Prince William have grown their family by three By Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit Stephanie Petit is a Royals Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2016 after graduating from The College of New Jersey and holding previous positions at Seventeen, CBS Radio and more. Follow the proud dog mom on Twitter at @stephpetit_ for the latest on Queen Elizabeth's corgis. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on November 16, 2022 09:30 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos 01 of 23 Middleton Family/Clarence House via Getty Prince William and Kate Middleton met as students at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland – and posed together for this sweet photo at their 2005 graduation. 02 of 23 Kate Middleton and Prince William. Chris Jackson/Getty The couple announced their engagement to the world in November 2010, shortly after William popped the question during a trip to Kenya, with the sapphire and diamond engagement ring previously worn by his mother, Princess Diana. 03 of 23 Chris Jackson/Getty Here come the royal bride and groom! Prince William and Kate tied the knot in a fairy tale wedding on April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey in London. 04 of 23 Chris Jackson/AFP/Getty On December 3, 2012, it was announced that Kate and William were expanding their family. The pregnancy announcement was made earlier than usual as she had been admitted to the hospital suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness. 05 of 23 And then there were three! Prince George arrived on July 22, 2013 – and the world got their first glimpse of the royal baby the following day, when the couple posed outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London before heading home. 06 of 23 Michael Middleton/Kensington Palace/Getty Images A family photo taken shortly after George's arrival included the family dog, Lupo. 07 of 23 John Stillwell - WPA Pool /Getty Images The royal family celebrated their new addition with Prince George's christening at the Chapel Royal in St. James' Palace in October 2013. The little prince's chubby cheeks were already on full display. 08 of 23 Samir Hussein/WireImage Prince George joined his parents for his first-ever tour in April 2014, when the family headed to New Zealand and Australia. Of course, he stole the show everywhere they went! 09 of 23 A baby girl! Princess Charlotte joined the family on May 2, 2015. 10 of 23 Matt Dunham - WPA Pool /Getty Images Prince George made sure to check on his little sister at her July 2015 christening, standing on his tip toes to peek into her carriage. 11 of 23 Chris Jelf/Kensington Palace/Getty Princess Charlotte showed off her royal smile in a candid family photo released in October 2015. 12 of 23 CHRIS JACKSON/GETTY Princess Charlotte made her royal tour debut when the family headed to Canada in Sept. 2016. They arrived in perfectly coordinated blue outfits. 13 of 23 Prince George, Kate Middleton, Princess Charlotte and Prince William in Canada, 2016. Sam Hussein/WireImage Prince George and Princess Charlotte had plenty of fun in North America, joining their parents at a party for military families where they were delighted by bubbles and balloons. 14 of 23 Chris Jackson/Getty Images The family of four enjoyed the Trooping the Colour celebrations in June 2017 from the Buckingham Palace balcony. 15 of 23 Samir Hussein/WireImage The fab four was out on tour again in July 2017, this time visiting Poland and Germany. 16 of 23 Chris Jackson/Getty Images/PA Wire An official portrait of the foursome in coordinated light blue ensembles served as their 2017 Christmas card. 17 of 23 Growing again! Prince Louis was born on April 23, 2018, officially making them a family of five. 18 of 23 Andrew Matthews/WPA Pool/Getty Although little Louis stayed home, the rest of the family was all smiles for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's May 2018 wedding. 19 of 23 PA Images/Sipa Prince Louis' christening in July 2018 served as their first outing as a family of five. 20 of 23 Matt Porteous Kate and Prince William opted for a casual portrait featuring their three children enjoying the outdoors as their 2018 Christmas card. 21 of 23 Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Louis, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. BBC Amid the coronavirus pandemic — and on Prince Louis' second birthday! — the family of five stepped out to give a round of applause to frontline workers around the U.K. and give the world a glimpse of their children growing up. 22 of 23 Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Kate, Prince William and their three kids walked the red carpet in Dec. 2020, when they attended a pantomime performance at the London Palladium. Little Louis looked around him in awe at all the activity while holding his mom's hand, then took a seat on Kate's lap to watch the show. 23 of 23 For their 2021 Christmas card photo, Kate and Prince William chose a family portrait taken during a private vacation in Jordan.