As the Diamond Jubilee celebrations approach, Prince William has shared his all time favourite memory of the Queen, and there's no surprise that it involves Kate Middleton!
The Duke of Cambridge has chosen to share his stand-out memory and photograph of himself with his grandmother as a personal tribute in her 60th year on the throne.
The snap was taken at his passing out ceremony at the Sandhurst military academy in 2006 and Prince William has posted it on the photo-sharing website Historypin.
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Explaining why he has such fond memories of that moment, Prince William wrote: 'Taking part in the Sovereign’s Parade at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is a moment I will never forget. After a very demanding 44-week course, it was a memorable celebration of personal and collective achievement for everyone concerned.
'I felt especially proud to receive my commission as an officer in front of my grandmother, the Queen. She has been an incredible role model to me over the years, so it was very special to have her present for my graduation. I know it was also a memorable moment for my fellow officers to take part in the Parade in front of the Queen as Head of the Armed Forces.'
He continued: 'I remember the Queen’s words as she addressed us from the tremendous parade ground at Sandhurst: “You must be courageous yet selfless, leaders yet carers, confident yet considerate.” These qualities of selflessness and duty are values that the Queen has continuously demonstrated over the last 60 years and are qualities that remain very important to me.'
The event was also one of the first that his then girlfriend, Kate Middleton, was invited to attend, which she did with her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton causing speculation that an engagement announcement wasn't far off. Off course we know now that Ms Middleton had to wait until to 2010 until Prince William popped the question.