Duchess Catherine and Prince William reportedly kept a ‘tally’ of ‘hilarious’ engagement predictions

This April marks their tenth wedding anniversary

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend the launch of Heads Together Campaign at Olympic Park on May 16, 2016 in London, England
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Duchess Catherine and Prince William will celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary in April, though a source has claimed they found past engagement predictions 'hilarious' and kept a 'tally'. 

Duchess Catherine and Prince William never fail to delight royal fans with their strong relationship and adorable family. Having met at the University of St Andrews, the couple announced their engagement in November 2010 and later married in a stunning televised ceremony the next year. They are now proud parents to three young children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. 

Many royal fans might be questioning whether the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will move back to Kensington Palace from their Norfolk home, Anmer Hall, if an announcement is made on when schools might reopen. It’s understood that the Cambridges have been spending the UK’s third lockdown there. 

In a recent video call with fellow parents, the Duchess spoke of her new lockdown skill and also revealed that Prince William has been her greatest support throughout the pandemic. The couple will mark their 10 year anniversary in April, though in the past, speculation was rife amongst the newspapers as to when they would finally get engaged. 

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Duchess Catherine was supposedly invited to spend Christmas with Prince William at Sandringham in 2006, though turned the offer down. Around this time, many media outlets seemed to be predicting that an engagement would soon be announced. 

According to Express.co.uk, a friend claimed that the couple found these predictions “hilarious”.

They reportedly stated: “Kate said she won’t be going to Sandringham until she’s a part of the family."

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019 in King's Lynn, United Kingdom

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“She has made it quite clear that she will only be at a royal Christmas if she and William get married, and that’s not yet on the cards", the source supposedly explained.

“We all know it’s going to happen, but it’s not going to happen this Christmas.

“Kate and William find all the speculation hilarious and they have a wall chart with a tally of how many times the papers predict they will marry.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went on to briefly split up in 2007, before reuniting later that year. Prince William proposed in 2010 on a trip to Kenya, with his late mother Princess Diana’s beautiful sapphire engagement ring that is thought to have been passed to him by his brother Prince Harry.

There have been reports that the Queen may mark the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's ten-year anniversary in April with something particularly special.

We will just have to wait and see!

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!