LONDON (AP) - Prince William and his wife, Kate, are expecting their first child. Here’s some key moments in their romance.
_ September 2002: William and Kate move into a shared student house with two other friends.
_ May 2003: The couple are pictured deep in conversation at a rugby match, sparking rumors of a romance.
_ March 2004: William and Kate’s romance becomes public when they are pictured together on a Swiss skiing holiday. Later that year, media reports that they split briefly as William complained of feeling claustrophobic.
_ December 2006: William is commissioned as an army officer in front of the queen at Sandhurst and joins the Household Cavalry as a second lieutenant. Kate attends the ceremony.
_ April 2007: British newspapers report that William and Kate have split up. Prince Charles’ Clarence House office refuses to comment, but does not deny the report.
_ July 2007: Media in the U.K. report that William and Kate have rekindled their romance.
_ April 11, 2008: Kate is seen at William’s side at his graduation ceremony from the Royal Air Force, taken as a signal by royal watchers that their relationship is now serious.
_ October 2010: William proposes to Kate while on a private holiday in Kenya.
_ November 2010: Clarence House officially announces the engagement.
_ April 29, 2011: Prince William and Kate Middleton marry in a lavish ceremony at London’s Westminster Abbey. In the months that follow, they travel the globe, often making appearances in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.
_ Sept. 14, 2012: A French magazine publishes photos of Kate sunbathing topless at a private house in southern France, prompting a strong condemnation from the royal family.
_ Dec. 3, 2012: Royal officials announce that Kate is pregnant with her first child, yet hospitalized for morning sickness.