Just days before the royal baby is born, a new book’s never-before-revealed details remind us that the adorable family almost never happened.
All is good for Kate Middleton and Prince William — their relationship is strong and their first child’s due date is rapidly approaching. But before all of the sunshine and rainbows, Kate and William’s relationship was hanging by a thread before the Duke of Cambridge came to his senses.
Kate Middleton & Prince William’s Rocky Breakup
The secrets of Kate and William’s split and subsequent reunion have now been exposed in a new book titled Kate by Marcia Moody. Kate breaks down the royal couple’s 2007 breakup in extreme detail, describing how Kate and William came to a serious crossroad after dating for four years:
When his father Charles was wooing Diana and the relationship reached a crossroads, Prince Philip told him that he needed to take action one way or another. And Charles proposed. When William was faced with a similar dilemma he went the other way.
Kate was devastated by the breakup, Moody writes, which only became worse when William went to a London nightclub, flirted with countless girls, and even stood on a table at one point and screamed, “I’m free!”
But the future Duchess got her revenge. Kate started a campaign of going out more and doing her own share of flirting after the split: “Her dresses grew shorter, her tops lower… Once inside a party she put on a pair of pink silk bunny ears and proceeded, as one partygoer put it, to ‘tease all the boys.'”
Kate Middleton & Prince William’s Reunion & Baby Talk
Kate’s tactics worked. Apparently compelled by his father’s realization too late that he had failed to marry his first true love, Camilla Shand, William realized that he’d had what he wanted all along with Kate, and began trying to prove himself worthy of her.
William pulled out all the stops to woo Kate back. “We were both finding ourselves and being different characters,” Prince William stated. “It was very much trying to find our own way and we were growing up so it was just a bit of space and it worked out for the better.”
Once back together, the couple determined that nothing was going to split them up, and Kate recounts the days leading up to their engagement:
Kate and William had a lot to discuss, and some lost time to make up for. In September , they flew to the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. At night they relaxed over a candlelit supper on the beach. It was during this break that they made an agreement with each other. For the next few years, they would work and enjoy their lives, knowing that at some point when the time was right, they would be husband and wife – and perhaps parents too.
Prince William and Kate were engaged in October 2010 and got married on April 29, 2011. You have to admit, that’s a pretty amazing, romantic story. We love the royal couple and they clearly made the right decision to get back together — we’re so glad they did!
— Andrew Gruttadaro
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