Royal Christmas ROW: Inside William’s ‘FRANK’ chat about Kate Middleton with the Queen


PRINCE William sat down with his father Prince Charles and the Queen to have a candid conversation about his relationship with Kate Middleton in 2006, a royal expert has claimed.

Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, announced their engagement in 2010 and married in a lavish ceremony in 2011 at Westminster Abbey. Since marrying, the royal couple have gone on to welcome three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. While they are now the image of the perfect royal family, William had his fair share of wobbles when it came to his earlier relationship with Kate.

The Duke is said to have sat down to have a “frank” conversation with his father Prince Charles and the Queen in 2006 after having “second thoughts”.

In 2011 book The Making of a Royal Romance, royal expert Katie Nicholl claimed: “William had been having second thoughts and sat down with his father and his grandmother to have a frank discussion about his future with Kate.”

Prince William and the Queen Image GETTY
Prince William and the Queen Image GETTY

She added: “Both advised him not to hurry into anything.”

This discussion came after William cancelled Christmas plans to see Kate, leaving her tearful.

Ms Nicholl revealed how William had promised Kate he would join the Middletons to celebrate Hogmanay at Jourdonstoun House.

However, at the last minute, William had a “change of heart” and instead stayed with his family.

Prince Harry’s older brother is believed to have told Kate the news during a conversation on Boxing Day, which left the Duchess “tearful”.

While Ms Nicholls explained to William it was “no big deal”, for Kate the cancellation was “a sign of something more sinister to come”.

Prince Charles the Queen and Prince William Image GETTY
Prince Charles the Queen and Prince William Image GETTY

Following an on-off relationship and a number of break ups, the couple finally decided to commit to one another when William popped the question in 2010 during a trip to Kenya.

Kate and Wills looked excited and nervous when they announced their wedding news to the public weeks later, with the Duchess of Cambridge proudly showing off Princess Diana’s sapphire engagement ring.