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We all know that fairy tales do not exist in real life. The chronology of Prince William's proposal and Kate Middleton proves that even the royal family has doubts. Since their wedding in 2011, the royal fans believed that William and Kate had an extremely stable relationship. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were university lovers who finally knotted the connection in a radical affair after a decade together. However, these ten years have been much more difficult than expected.
In the spring of 2019, Prince William found himself at the center of a media storm. The tabloid making that he had an affair with Kate's close friend, Rose Hanbury, went out of control. While there is absolutely no evidence of unfaithfulness, the media has been searching for everything they can about Hanbury and the relationship between Will and Kate under the microscope.
There were allegations that the duke's and the Duchess's romance had been orchestrated from the very beginning, and there were rumors about the unethical behavior of the future king with other women. In addition, the past ruptures of the royal couple have become a topic of discussion. In fact, during their years of attendance, fans of the royal couple never arrived even if they managed in the aisles. Things were in the air for a minute.
Here is the real reason why William and Kate waited almost a decade before getting married.
Prince William and Kate Middleton met during their first semester at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. They were just friends at first. However, during the second semester, William watched his future wife wear a skinny dress in a parade and her perspective on her immediately changed. They kissed for the first time that night and have been together from time to time since.
However, the real tea is that, according to some fans, the Middleton family pushed Kate to go to St. Andrews to cross with the prince. Her former roommate of the boarding school, Jessica Hay, later confided to the royal biographer Katie Nicholl:[Kate] joke, "There is nobody like William's."
Although they had been dating for several months, William and Kate wanted to keep their relationship secret, mainly to preserve the Duchess's privacy. However, the prince was not quite mature. He invited Kate to her 21st birthday party in June and then ignored her all the time. Nicoll wrote that the prince was hanging out with Jecca Craig – his old friend and former ex-boarder who had come from Kenya by plane for the party.
Fortunately, the couple has gone beyond that. Later that year, Hello Magazine reported that the prince had moved into an apartment with several friends from the university, including "a pretty brunette of 20". This brunette was Kate.
In 2004, things started to become real for the couple. After going under the radar for a few years, The Sun posted photos of them on a ski trip to the Klosters. Prince Charles was furious and had to threaten the newspaper. This year also marked the first break of the royal couple.
In his book, William and HarryNicholl wrote: "Kate was beginning to question William's commitment to their relationship, and she also had some troubling doubts about their future after St Andrews. A number of things led her to question William's commitment, although she has not done so yet. In the end, they would be separated only briefly.
Prince William and Kate Middleton are graduates of St. Andrew's University. The prince went to the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, England, while Middleton moved to London for his work. Their relationship was about to become seriously tense.
William and Kate attended the wedding of Laura, daughter of Duchess Camilla Parker Bowles. It was their first public event together and it created a real frenzy around the couple. However, in the early twenties, the long-term relationship was already difficult and that was not all.
In his book, William and Catherine Royal biographer Andrew Morton states that William treated his girlfriend at the time, "as a servant." Michael Choong, a university friend of the couple, told The Express that Prince William "could be shaken by Kate. "He was expecting Kate to run after him, and the more they knew each other, the more he seemed to be holding her on a narrow leash," Choong said.
We think that everything surfaced, because in the spring of 2007, William and Kate separated. At the end of 2006, the prince had missed Christmas – having withdrawn from the projects he had made with the duchess at the last minute. Then, in January, he ruined his 25th birthday. In his biography of 2010 Kate-Marcia Moody wrote, "the rot had put in their relationship."
According to the royal correspondent Camilla Tominey. William "told his grandparents that he was not sure to love Kate enough". Fortunately, he quickly regained consciousness. A few months later, he begged for another chance. Both would wear makeup at a costume party in the summer of the same year. During their engagement interview, Kate was candid about the heartbreaking break by saying:
I think that at the time I was not very happy with that, but in fact it reinforced my personality … You discover things about you that you may not have realized. Or I think you can be pretty tired of a relationship when you are younger. I also enjoyed this period, even though I did not think about it at the time.
In 2008, the couple became a couple again – and they both seemed to be in the game this time around. The paparazzi took pictures of the couple on ski holidays, confirming that they were back. In April, the Prince graduated from the Royal Airforce and Kate was at his side to support him.
At present, the couple had been together for about eight years and there was no date for engagement or marriage. Nicholl told Vanity Fair, "I know it was Christmas 2009 when [Kate’s mother] Carole was beginning to worry. Kate was almost 30, there was still no ring on her finger.
The press also dubbed the duchess "Waity Katy" for allowing the prince to accompany him. However, nobody knew that the duke and the duchess had a secret pact. When they found each other in 2007, they promised it would be forever, but they were also determined to be 100% sure before embarking on the marriage.
Nearly ten years after he and Kate had started dating, Prince William finally raised the issue. On a romantic getaway in Kenya, the prince asks Kate to be his wife, using her mother's beautiful sapphire engagement ring. "We spent some private time with friends and I just decided that it was really the right time," he explained in their engagement interview. "We were only talking about marriage or a while, so it was not a big surprise, but I took her to a nice place in Kenya."
Waity Kaity was officially no longer.
Only six months after their engagement, the Duke and Duchess were married on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey. It was a glorious day, the wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles 30 years earlier. 72 million people around the world watched the festivities and Kate Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge, the Countess of Strathearn and Lady Carrickfergus.
AF fantasy essentially.
Although Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle are deeply blamed for moving from London to the country, William and Kate did the same thing. After their marriage, they settled in Wales and adopted a cocker spaniel called Luno.
In December 2012, the couple announced that he was expecting his first child. Unfortunately, the duchess was hospitalized for hyperemesis gravidarum or severe nausea in the morning. This is a condition that Kate would have for each additional pregnancy.
On July 22, 2013, our beloved tiny bathrobe, Prince George Alexander Louis was born in third position for the crown after his grandfather, Prince Charles and his father.
In September, after Kate had been MIA following several royal events, the palace announced that she was at the very beginning of her second pregnancy. As the Duchess suffers from very strong morning sickness, it was decided to announce the pregnancy early before the press knew it.
On May 2, 2015, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, a brave and iconic girl, was born. Not only did her daring personality make her parents want to run, but she became the highest ranked woman in the running for the throne. She is the first "princess" of the British royal family for 25 years.
In September 2017, exactly three years after Kate's announcement of her pregnancy with Princess Charlotte, the palace announced that the Duke and Duchess were expecting their third child. Because women always have the shortest hand possible – the duchess again suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum.
On April 23, 2018, Duchess Kate gave birth to Prince Louis Arthur Arthur. The lovable tot is now fifth for the throne after his big brother, Princess Charlotte. It was not always like that for female heirs. In 2013, just before the birth of her great-granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth signed the 2013 Succession to Crown Act stating that girls could not be thrown on the throne for their male brothers and sisters.
In April, instead of celebrating their eighth wedding anniversary, the Duke and Duchess remained silent as rumors spread in Rose Hanbury. In the end, all control was a good thing for them.
The full test elevated Kate Middleton's royal status, making her more confident and able to manage her fishbowl existence. In addition, the Duchess and Prince William made a secret getaway to work on their marriage. Sometimes all you need is a little drama to get your life on track.