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Prince William and Kate Middleton dated for years before they decided to go down the aisle. The two met at the university but wanted to take it slow for a long time.

Everyone expected the wedding way earlier, and even Prince Charles joked about their engagement as he said: “They have been practicing long enough.”

Before walking down the aisle at Westminster Abbey, Prince William made sure to know his future wife well and waited for ten years.

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Many might not know that the two were first friends, and were living together while at the university.

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Royal expert, Katie Nicholl, claimed in her book, The Making of a Royal Romance, claimed that Prince William wanted to make sure that he is ready for marriage, and never wanted to be pressured for anything.

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The reason he waited for that long is that his father was pressured to marry Diana, and that didn’t turn out well.

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“He was reluctant to bow to similar pressure and vowed not to be hurried at the altar. He made his feelings clear, telling a journalist in an off-guard moment that he had no plans of getting married any time soon,” Katie wrote.

The couple is now happily married and is sharing three beautiful children.

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