They’re a happily married royal couple with three children now, but Prince William and Kate Middleton’s fairy tale romance once almost fell apart.
In an interview reported on by several major British tabloids, the pair has spoken about the time they split up while still in university.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge encountered this very issue way back in 2007.
There’s a number of rumours about why their 2007 breakup actually happened but apparently, the truth has now been revealed and it is extremely relatable.
It all started when the Middleton family invited William to stay with them for New Year celebrations just after Christmas 2006.
William originally said yes but later decided to spend the holiday at the Queen’s estate in Sandringham, a longstanding tradition for the royal family.
However, Kate couldn’t stay with him as she wasn’t yet a member of the royal family and so this led to tension between the couple.
This meant they didn’t see each other for much of the holiday period and unfortunately, this continued into the following year.
The break up reportedly happened four years into their dating each other, when Prince William couldn’t spend New Year’s Eve with the Middleton family.
Prince William and Duchess Kate say the break was good for their relationship – but she admits it was difficult.
“At the time I wasn’t very happy about it but actually it made me a stronger person,” says Duchess Kate.
“I really valued that time for me as well although I didn’t think it at the time, looking back on it.”
“We did split up for a bit,” says Prince William.
“We were both very young, it was at university and we were both finding ourselves and being different characters and stuff.
“It was very much trying to find our own way and we were growing up… It was just a bit of space. It worked out for the better.”
After the brief split, the pair went on to become the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they wed in 2011 🙂
And it’s a Happy Ending ofcourse..