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Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose for the official tour portrait for their trip to Canada and California, in the gardens of Clarence House in London
Britain's Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose for the official tour portrait for their trip to Canada and California, in the gardens of Clarence House in LondonReuters
Britain's Prince William arrives with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge to the UK premiere of the film 'War Horse' in London
Britain's Prince William (L) arrives with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge to the UK premiere of the film 'War Horse' in LondonReuters
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a charity dinner at Kensington Palace in London
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pose for photographers as they arrive for a charity dinner at Kensington Palace in LondonReuters
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watch a fly-past from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony in central London
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, watch a fly-past from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after attending the Trooping the Colour ceremony in central LondonReuters
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attend a charity event held at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attend a charity event held at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club in support of the American Friends of The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry in Santa Barbara, CaliforniaReuters
Britain's Prince William watched by his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, tastes a high energy paste during a visit to the UNICEF emergency supply centre in Copenhagen, Denmark
Britain's Prince William (R), watched by his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, tastes a high energy paste used to treat severe malnutrition during a visit to the UNICEF emergency supply centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. The couple visited the centre to view efforts to distribute emergency food and medical supplies to East Africa, where severe food shortages are affecting more than 13 million people.Reuters
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, react during visit to Somba K'e Civic Plaza in Yellowknife
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, react after the prince took a shot with a hockey stick and missed during a visit to the Somba K'e Civic Plaza in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories July 5, 2011. Prince William and his wife Catherine are on a royal tour of CanadaReuters
Britain's Prince William dances with Vanessa Boateng as his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge looks on during a reception at Centrepoint's Camberwell Foyer in Londo
Britain's Prince William dances with Vanessa Boateng (C) as his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) looks on during a reception at Centrepoint's Camberwell Foyer in LondonReuters

The world watched with bated breath as Kate Middleton and Prince William wed one another, on 29 April, at a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey. The global audience numbered in excess of two billion.

It has been an eventful year for the world's favourite royal couple - right from their honeymoon in the Seychelles and all their world tours and domestic and international commitments. They have not, unfortunately, spent much time together - something they will no doubt be keen on changing now that their first anniversary as man and wife is upon them.

A spokesperson at St James' Palace did not comment on details but did admit the couple would be celebrating it "privately"... a word that well reflects the nature, at least outwardly, of their relationship - simplicity and comfort in each other's presence.

"William is cooking for them," a friend of the couple was quoted as saying in Grazia, adding, "It's a joke between them that his culinary skills were what originally wooed Kate all those years ago. They'll probably watch a DVD and reflect on the past year. They really are old before their time, and it's not very glamorous, but they're very happy."

The Duke and the Duchess were under the public scanner all through their first year and came through with flying colours, winning everyone's heart. It wasn't just the public displays of affection... it was also the little things they did for each other that made them all the more popular.

For example, when William was on RAF duty in the Falklands, Kate prepared a memorable gift for his return - she posed for a canvas portrait of herself by royal artist Nicola Philipps.

"Most couples wouldn't think a picture of a loved one would be a great present, but this is a big deal," a source was quoted in the Sun, "It's the first portrait Kate has sat for, which is a huge thing for the royals."

Kate has made a wonderful impression on William's family too.

"We're all thrilled to welcome Catherine into the family because she's absolutely lovely. Very charming indeed and a perfect companion for William," Prince Edward was quoted as saying in the Mirror.

The 30 year old has never shied from expressing how she feels. In a Daily Mail report, she shared details of how she missed her husband with the wife of a marine pilot.

"I don't know how you manage. I miss William so much when he goes away. He went once for four weeks and I missed him so much," Kate said.

Take a glimpse of the royal couple's best moments...