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04/29/2016 10:12 am ET

Magical Photos Of Will And Kate's Royal Wedding You Haven't Seen A Million Times

Happy fifth anniversary, Will and Kate!

Can you believe it's been five years since the day of the century royal wedding?

On Friday, April 29, 2011, many moons before the world became enamored with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Kate Middleton officially became Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Her wedding to Prince William also served as the backdrop for one of the most iconic kisses and the world's formal introduction to Kate's sister, Pippa Middleton. 

We could easily scroll through photos of the wedding party walking into Westminster Abbey, or the couple kissing on the balcony and waving to the slew of adoring fans, all day. But it's the details -- the shots of that adorable bridal party, or (our personal favorite) photos of the newlyweds driving off into royal matrimonial bliss in Prince Charles' vintage Aston Martin -- that really bring back the magic.

In honor of Will and Kate's fifth anniversary, relive all the glorious details below. 

  • Kate having her dress adjusted. 

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    Kate having her dress adjusted. (AFP photo)
  • Kate Middleton arrives with her father, Michael Middleton, at Westminster Abbey.

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    Kate Middleton arrives with her father, Michael Middleton, at Westminster Abbey. (AFP photo)
  • Pippa Middleton arrives with the flowers girls and page boys at  Westminster Abbey.

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    Pippa Middleton arrives with the flowers girls and page boys at Westminster Abbey. (AFP photo)
  • Prince William and Kate at the altar during their wedding ceremony. 

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    Prince William and Kate at the altar during their wedding ceremony. (AFP photo)
  • Prince William and Kate at their wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey. 

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    Prince William and Kate at their wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey. (AFP photo)
  • The couple exchanging rings at their ceremony. 

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    The couple exchanging rings at their ceremony. (AFP photo)
  • Prince William and Kate leaving Westminster Abbey after the wedding service. 

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    Prince William and Kate leaving Westminster Abbey after the wedding service. (AFP photo)
  • Prince Harry and Prince William greet a guest while waiting for the arrival of Kate. 

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    Prince Harry and Prince William greet a guest while waiting for the arrival of Kate. (Getty photo)
  • Prince Charles kisses the hand of his mother, Queen Elizabeth, before his son's wedding ceremony. 

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    Prince Charles kisses the hand of his mother, Queen Elizabeth, before his son's wedding ceremony. (AFP photo)
  • Flower girls and page boys arrive at the royal wedding. (AFP photo)
    Flower girls and page boys arrive at the royal wedding. (AFP photo)
  • Florists deliver flowers and plants to Westminster Abbey in preparation for the royal wedding. (AFP photo)
    Florists deliver flowers and plants to Westminster Abbey in preparation for the royal wedding. (AFP photo)
  • Florists deliver flowers and plants to Westminster Abbey in preparation for the royal wedding (AFP photo)
    Florists deliver flowers and plants to Westminster Abbey in preparation for the royal wedding (AFP photo)
  • Staff dress the balcony at Buckingham Palace ahead of the royal wedding. (Getty photo)
    Staff dress the balcony at Buckingham Palace ahead of the royal wedding. (Getty photo)
  • A worker makes the final preparations on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. 

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    A worker makes the final preparations on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. (Getty photo)
  • Police security during the royal wedding. (WireImage photo)
    Police security during the royal wedding. (WireImage photo)
  • A horse, without a rider, gallops along the processional route during the royal wedding. (Getty photo)
    A horse, without a rider, gallops along the processional route during the royal wedding. (Getty photo)
  • Guests arrive at the wedding ceremony. 

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    Guests arrive at the wedding ceremony. (Getty photo)
  • Pippa Middleton and Eliza Lopez on their way to the ceremony.

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    Pippa Middleton and Eliza Lopez on their way to the ceremony. (AFP photo)
  • Ceremonial guards perform near Buckingham Palace.

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    Ceremonial guards perform near Buckingham Palace. (Getty photo)
  • Flower girl Margarita Armstrong-Jones waives on her way to the ceremony. 

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    Flower girl Margarita Armstrong-Jones waives on her way to the ceremony. (Getty photo)
  • Prince William holds Kate's hand after their wedding service. 

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    Prince William holds Kate's hand after their wedding service. (AFP photo)
  • Queen Elizabeth sheds a tear after the wedding of her grandson, Prince William. 

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    Queen Elizabeth sheds a tear after the wedding of her grandson, Prince William. (AFP photo)
  • Prince Harry and James Middleton follow Prince William after the royal wedding ceremony. (AFP photo)
    Prince Harry and James Middleton follow Prince William after the royal wedding ceremony. (AFP photo)
  • Prince William and Kate traveling along the processional route. (AFP photo)
    Prince William and Kate traveling along the processional route. (AFP photo)
  • Pippa Middleton leaving the wedding ceremony. 

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    Pippa Middleton leaving the wedding ceremony. (Getty photo)
  • Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip leaving the royal wedding. (Flickr photo)
    Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip leaving the royal wedding. (Flickr photo)
  • A band of the Queen's guard perform in the Mall on the day of the royal wedding. (Getty photo)
    A band of the Queen's guard perform in the Mall on the day of the royal wedding. (Getty photo)
  • Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Carole Middleton arrive at Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony. (AF
    Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Carole Middleton arrive at Buckingham Palace after the wedding ceremony. (AFP photo)
  • Prince William and Kate arrive at Buckingham Palace. 

(AFP photo)
    Prince William and Kate arrive at Buckingham Palace. (AFP photo)
  • Prince William and Kate arrive at Buckingham Palace after their wedding ceremony. 

(Getty photo)
    Prince William and Kate arrive at Buckingham Palace after their wedding ceremony. (Getty photo)
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