5 Photos to Celebrate the Royals Fifth Wedding Anniversary

Five years ago today, people everywhere, including many disappointed single women, gathered around their televisions.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his new bride Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk down the aisle at the close of their wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, to Catherine Middleton is being held in London today. The Archbishop of Canterbury conducted the service which was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding and street parties are being held throughout the UK.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walk at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo: Richard Pohle-WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Exactly five years ago today, people everywhere gathered around their televisions, drinking tea and eating crumpets, to celebrate the marriage of a royal couple fit for a Disney movie. The 5AM wake-up call didn’t dissuade onlookers (including many disappointed single women) truly devoted to the crown.

When Catherine Middleton and Prince William tied the knot in London, the adoring public celebrated by buying up keepsakes and emulating the Duchess in their own wedding photos. Today, wearing a white bridesmaid’s gown is normal, but at the time it was quite shocking.

While #RelationshipGoals was a hashtag coined on Instagram for celebrity couples, and especially cool teens, it most certainly pertains to the all-too glamorous royal couple. After all, the flawless Duchess rarely has a hair out of place and managed to birth two truly adorable children. Her husband might not be as fashion-forward, but he is doting, despite his hairline. To celebrate their love, here are five photos, in honor of their fifth wedding anniversary.

Britain's Prince William (R) stands beside girlfriend Kate Middleton (L) in the paddock enclosure on the first day of the Cheltenham Race Festival at Cheltenham Race course, in Gloucestershire 13 March 2007.

Prince William and Kate Middleton during the Cheltenham Race Festival. (Photo: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images)

In 2007, Kate Middleton was simply “the girlfriend.” She had yet to become a style icon and mum of Prince George and Princess Charlotte. But more importantly, her locks were far less shiny. After attending St. Andrew’s together, the couple was spotted at races and games, while everyone wondered when they would get married. Now, that amount of intrigue is reserved for the less likely to settle down Prince Harry.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Velodrome on August 2, 2012 in London, England.

At the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

In one of their rare unguarded moments, before they were husband and wife, the Duke and Duchess embraced excitedly during the 2012 Olympic games. Now, the couple is far more royal and aware photographers are almost always around, ready to capture them constantly. They almost never touch, unless they’re posing for professional pictures or on vacation.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29: Their Royal Highnesses Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne was led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and was attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding.

1,900 guests attended the wedding, including flower girl Grace Van Cutsem. (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

1,900 revelers gathered to catch a glimpse of the royal wedding, most of whom were much more impressed than the 3-year-old frowning flower girl, Grace Van Cutsem, who became a popular meme. Now, Ms. Van Cutsem is 8 years old and can be found on Instagram looking less grumpy. Her fashion-forward flower crown can be seen everywhere, most notably at Coachella.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 23: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, depart The Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England. The Duchess of Cambridge yesterday gave birth to a boy at 16.24 BST and weighing 8lb 6oz, with Prince William at her side. The baby, as yet unnamed, is third in line to the throne and becomes the Prince of Cambridge.

Prince George as a tiny baby. (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

When Kate Middleton emerged in 2013 with perfect hair post-baby, her place as American’s favorite royal was permanently cemented. It didn’t hurt that the little boy was Prince George. The small prince has delighted the world by posing with a bilby, although he recently faced some serious competition from Sweden’s new crop of royal babies.

KING'S LYNN, ENGLAND - JULY 05: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been converted to black and white) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge are saluted by a policeman as they arrive at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate for the Christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015 in King's Lynn, England.

The christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge on July 5, 2015 in King’s Lynn, England. (Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

When Princess Charlotte was born, the world was eagerly waiting to see if she would rival her brother when it comes to cuteness. Only time will tell, but her photoshoot with her stuffed dog and grandmother definitely leaves her in the running.

5 Photos to Celebrate the Royals Fifth Wedding Anniversary