Prince William & Kate Middleton: A Timeline

Now that Kate Middleton and Prince William have announced their long-awaited engagement, royal watchers and fans are looking back at their relationship to see how they went from college sweethearts to the future potential King and Queen of England.

Prince William and Kate’s engagement has been a long time coming – the pair have been dating on-and-off for nine years and engagement rumors have been popping up since the moment they were first spotted shaking hands. So, how did this young couple get to their engagement? Celebuzz has created a relationship timeline to look back at their pair’s low-key courtship and impending post-nuptial life.

Check out the timeline gallery and share your thoughts on the lovely couple in the comments.