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Kate Middleton & Prince William's Marriage: 10 Lessons It's Taught Us (PHOTOS)

Celebrities Jenny Erikson Apr 29, 2015

Congrats are officially in order! April 29th is the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's fourth wedding anniversary (believe it or not!), and Kate Middleton and Prince William seem happier than ever together. So what's their secret sauce to keeping their marriage blissful?

Here are 10 things Kate Middleton and Prince William have taught us about wedded serenity.


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1Know Each Other Well

Will and Kate met as university students at St. Andrews in Scotland ... and dated for eight years before tying the knot.

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2Put Your Spouse First

These two make time for each other, even taking a 2014 baby-free vacation to the Maldives! We know they adore their little Prince George, but you have to keep the spark alive between the two of you.

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4Find Your Own Way

Heck, even just the fact that Prince William married a commoner is breaking tradition! Also, she was one of the oldest brides in history to wed a British monarch. But that's OK -- they do what works for them!

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5Stay Active Together

Kate and Will are avid sports lovers -- not just watching, but playing too!

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6Embrace Family Support

Kate has never been shy about staying close to her commoner family, including parents Michael and Carole Middleton, and siblings Pippa and James. Grandma Carole has even had a hand's-on role in little Prince George's life!

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8Keep a Sense of Humor

In their 2011 engagement video, Prince William said of his bride, "She's got a naughty sense of humour, which kind of helps because I've got a dirty sense of humour." Swoon!

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9Maintain Friendships

Will and Kate have kept in touch with several of their university chums, and even selected a few of them to be Prince George's godparents! Even when you're crazy in love, you still need connections with other people outside of the relationship.

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10Keep It Real

They may be royalty, but Kate's not above doing her own grocery shopping or re-wearing outfits in public. She even does her own makeup! And Will has eschewed the stiff upper lip in favor of being an involved and care-taking daddy. These two don't care if they fit the perfect profile of what it means to be a Duke and Duchess -- they just keep it real.

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