WILLIAM and Kate have shared a touching new photograph to celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary.
The Prince and Princess of Wales are pictured with their arms around each other during a bike ride in Norfolk as they mark their anniversary “privately” a week before the King’s coronation.
Royal photographer Matt Porteous, who has been drafted in a number of times for the family’s official pictures, was credited for the snap.
The couple captioned the image with a love heart and simply “12 years.”
Kate looks stunning in a white blouse and casual blue jeans, with a brown bag slung across her chest.
William echoes the casual ensemble in a navy shirt and jeans as the couple beam into the camera while perched on two bicycles.
A Buckingham Palace source said: “The Prince and Princess of Wales will be marking their anniversary privately.”
The image appears to be from the same set of snaps taken by Mr Porteous during a family shoot in Norfolk last year.
Kensington Palace previously shared a family portrait showing Kate Middleton sitting in a tree with her children Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, seven and Prince Louis, five.
Royal fans were quick to congratulate the couple, who married at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.
The couple first met while studying art history at St Andrew’s University, where the Prince fell head over heels for Kate during a charity fashion show she was modelling in.
During their second year, the pair become roommates – the point at which William said their relationship “blossomed”.
Wills and Kate were first photographed together on a ski trip to Klosters, Switzerland in 2004 – and celebrated graduation together the following year.
Their anniversary comes a week before King Charles is set to be crowned at Westminster Abbey.
Preparations for the event are well underway today as flags are hung along the Mall and barriers are brought in to help control the thousands of royal fans expected to descend on the capital.