Almost every link has a defining point. Couples who are seriously involved can usually recall the moment they knew they were with the person they wanted to spend forever with.
Whether a particular song is being played, exchanging a meaningful appearance or something sentimental is said to be a special event that couples watch with fond memories.
Prince William and Kate Middleton may be the future king and queen, but that does not mean that their relationship has no specific milestones. As the heir to the throne, it's not too often to see William deal with tender moments with Kate.
Years ago, William had a special event in his life while his then-girlfriend Kate looked proudly and lovingly. So, what was the moment when Prince William and Kate Middleton's public image changed forever?
William and Kate live in the spotlight
From the time William and Kate started dating in college, royal fans just couldn't get enough of them. Everyone was interested in the details of their relationship and waited to see what would happen next. As heir to the British throne, members of the public could not wait to see where William and Kate's relationship was going
In fact, after everyone knew that William and Kate were in a serious relationship, Hi! reports that Kate suddenly finds herself being followed daily by swarms of photographers, something she is not used to at all.
The Breakup of William and Kate
Being a friend of the second in the throne line is not as easy as it sounds. After several years approaching William, Kate began to understand the pressures of royal life. William was startled by the fact that Kate was dealing with the stress of their relationship, and he began to doubt everything.
According to Harper's Bazaar, the young prince called Kate while she was at work and told her that she did not think the relationship would eventually be obtained and that it was "not fair" to her. Fortunately, the separation didn't last too long and the couple eventually realized that they wanted to be together.
Kate Attends William's Important Event
When Prince William becomes an official pilot and receives his RAF wings from his father, Prince Charles, Kate Middleton attends the event. Of course, Will's girlfriend was there for this crucial moment in his life, and under all other circumstances, most people wouldn't even think twice about her presence.
However, according to The Telegraph, this is the first official event Kate has attended with William since their breakup in 2007, and her presence definitely convinced fans that they are closer than ever.
Was that the moment when they changed their public image?
Looks like it was! William and Kate had not been photographed at a formal event for several years, and her presence at that momentous event almost guaranteed her to be a permanent fixture in Will's life.
The RAF Wings event was quite large – other guests included Camilla Parker-Bowles, William's stepmother, and Lady Sarah McCorcodale, sister of Princess Diana.
It seems that Kate feels completely comfortable and at home with the royal family and has a genuine smile and calm demeanor as she and William walk past the photographers, looking as happy as they can.
It is wonderful that Kate was able to be there to share such a special time in William's life and that their public image was maintained during that time.