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Price William and Kate Middleton are celebrating their 13th wedding anniversary with a special never-before-seen photo from their wedding. The pair tied the knot on April 29th, 2011, at London’s Westminster Abbey. To commemorate their anniversary, the couple shared an unseen photo of them from their special day on social media, captioning the photo, “13 years ago today!” The black-and-white portrait shows Prince William and Princess Kate smiling together, where the bride is holding her bouquet made of mainly lily of the valley, which were Queen Elizabeth’s favorite flower. The Queen gave them the titles of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their wedding day.

William, 41, and Kate, 42, met while they were students at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in 2001. The pair went on to have three children: Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 8, and Prince Louis, 6.

Their anniversary comes shortly after William resumed his public duties for the first time since Kate announced her cancer diagnosis. The Princess announced the news in a self-written speech on March 22nd. She shared that she had undergone abdominal surgery and the post-operative test results “found cancer had been present.” The mother of three said that she and William took time to “explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis in a way that is appropriate for them and to reassure them that I am going to be okay.”

Christopher Anderson, author of “The King,” spoke with Fox News, saying that this anniversary is one of the more bittersweet ones for the royal couple. “This is obviously the most bittersweet anniversary William and Kate have ever experienced,” said Anderson. “Their marriage is stronger than ever, they have three beautiful children – and now they are facing the greatest challenge of their married lives.” Royal expert Ian Pelham Turner told Fox News that the couple has remained optimistic about Middleton’s recovery. “The abdominal surgery, apart from being very painful, was emotionally draining for Kate,” he said. “The couple had to come to terms with all of this even before the cancer announcement. William has stepped up to the plate, ensuring his family and his family are confidently moving forward.”

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