Twelve months later Prince William and Kate Middleton, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are still oozing their pre-marital glow.
But with the constant glare on them (well, mostly on Kate), whose every move, fashion choice and spoken word is watched and judged by billions - Huffpost Lifestyle wonder what impact this has had on their first year of marriage.
They say the first year is the toughest, especially when it involves overseas visits, red carpet events and charity balls in full glare of the world's cameras, so Huffpost Lifestyle asked Match.com’s body language expert Dr Cecilia d’Felice to decode Will and Kate’s first year of marital bliss in pictures.
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"Every inch the dignified Royal Couple de jour, Kate looks fresh, radiant and importantly, happy, while her handsome husband walks close by, their hands not quite touching, but their warm, intimate relationship clearly resonant despite the distance required by Royal etiquette."
"The couple look towards one another in harmony. William holding the umbrella with poise, protecting his beautiful wife from the elements is a moment of delightful chivalry. If only all husbands were like this! Yet Will too needs some support as we notice his hand creeping into his suit in that iconic Napoleonic gesture, that his father, HRH The Prince of Wales also adopted. Not surprising when all eyes are upon the most popular couple in the world."
"Another umbrella but a very different vibe. Here we see the couple at their glamourous best, glowing with the confidence of young love. Kate has a positive halo around her auburn tresses, shining with the knowledge that she is adored, not just by her lovely husband but also by the whole world. What is a little rain with so much love abounding? Will's smile says it all."
"Our Royal couple nestle in as close as they can get with decorum clearly being the only restriction that prevents Will from nuzzling into beautiful Kate's neck. Their body language positively pulses with a longing to turn together away from public gaze. His eyes shut reminding us of the constant exposure they must feel and the generous way they offer themselves to their public when they would really rather be alone and intimate, as do all newly weds, as signified by his hand hidden in his pocket."
"This photo is alive with the admiration Kate feels for Will and the way he can make her laugh, which as all women know, is the real key to their hearts. Whatever he has discreetly said (and it looks from her expression that it might be quite naughty) it has lit up her face and made her feel very much alive and in love."
"The way Kate looks at Will it seems as if they are not wearing hilarious white matching Stetsons and the whole world doesn't exist for her. Her look is intense, endearing and her lips are moving forward as if longing to make contact with his smiling face. He must be feeling fabulous, having his beautiful wife look at him like that while clearly sharing another moment of joy and humour, making a public appearance appear as a mere backdrop to the delight they share in each other."
"Will inclines intently towards his father, a quizzical look on his face, while Kate closely tucks herself in protectively behind his right arm. Once more the couple are as publically close to each other as decorum allows. The expression on Kate's face is interesting, one wonders what she is thinking, her mouth is somewhat pursed, as is her husbands, her eyebrow lifted in a micro arch, and there is a fierce intelligence in her eyes. Are they suppressing mutual mirth, or wondering just what is HRH on about? Kate certainly doesn't look as relaxed here as when she has her husband all to herself."
"Once again our Royal couple are tucked up together, this time over canapé's. Kate's expression rather suggests she can't face eating whatever she holds in her hand. She also looks a little sad in this rare moment of vulnerability. Will however, is munching away and hasn't quite noticed yet, but we know he will soon, as their free hands are soft and close by, always ready to connect with each other."