Prince William and Kate Middleton always appeared destined to walk down the corridor.
The couple met while studying at the University of St Andrew in 2001 and began dating a year later, with Kate, then just 21, who seemed to adapt to
That's why their abrupt division five years later, in 2007, it seemed even more shocking.
Many theories have swirled exactly on why they were taking a break from their relationship for only two months before reunification, most of them excluding Prince William's inability to settle down.
During the couple's engagement interview in 2011, Prince William basically confirmed the relationship, clumsily explaining: "We were both very young." He was at the university, we were both able to find ourselves as such. and being different characters and things, it was very trying to find our way and we were growing up. "
But according to real biographer Christopher Anderson, Prince Charles actually played an important part in the division.
In the documentary Kate Middleton: Biography Anderson revealed that in April 2007, the heir to the throne told Prince William, then 25, to break up with Kate after his son he approached him for advice on relationships.
"William went to his father and said," Look, I'm 25, I'm too young to marry, I just do not want to commit myself at this point, "said the expert director.
"Charles, who was very fond of Kate, said:" It would be unfair to the young lady. You can not put it in line anymore, so you should just unplug it. "
At about the same time, a picture of William with his arms around two women in a nightclub was splashed on the tabloids.The young prince also said he was extremely shaken by the decision of British retailers to create souvenirs in advance. for marriage to himself and Kate.
According to Anderson, Kate (then also 25) received William's devastating call while he was at work ̵
During the engagement interview in 2011, Kate admitted that she had not initiated the split.
"I think I'm … at the moment (I) I was not very happy, but in Reality made me a stronger person, "Kate said.
" Find out about yourself that maybe you did not realize, or I think you can become quite consumed by a relationship when you're younger and I really appreciated that time also for m and, even if I did not think so at the time. "
During that bad period more than a decade ago, Kate would have been left behind" Miserable "when William escaped their relationship drama by making a boyfriend trip to Greece with his friend Guy Pelly.
A biography published # 39; last year, The Duchess of Cambridge: As Kate Middleton became a future queen revealed that instead of getting revenge with a savage Kate she fled to the countryside to spend time with her family.
" He got drunk on white wine and really let his guard down, "said a source." He was arguing whether he should send a message or call him.
"He said it was sad and how much he missed William, but he never mentioned it again."
At that time, Clarence House refused to turn directly to the reports, saying instead in a statement: "We do not comment on the private life of Prince William. "
During their separate time, William was asked to Kate in an incredibly uncomfortable moment during a press conference with Prince Harry.
The brothers were answering questions about an imminent memorial concert for their mother, Princess Diana, when a journalist asked: "Tell us about the friends you received during the concert." I understand that Kate and Chelsy (Davy, 39, then Harry's fiancée) will join you How are things going with Kate? "
William – appearing quite mortified – replied:" Er, well, I have a lot of friends coming, everyone will be there at night and It will be a great night Basically. "
Even Harry could not resist commenting on the embarrassment, saying to his brother:" Very well avoided, William. "
As we know, the separation of Kate and William was short lasted and ended up meeting just a couple of months later – this time, forever.
William then proposed during a trip to Africa in 2010 with his deceased mother's engagement ring.
The couple married the following year and now have three children – Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 8 months,