AFTER Prince William broke up with Kate Middleton for a second time in 2007, he immediately went for a wild carousing in a London nightclub. However, a newly-resurfaced report suggests the now Duke of Cambridge had a sudden change of heart a week after.
Kate Middleton and Prince William ‘just winging it’ says expert
Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, have recently celebrated eight years of marriage, but the two have been romantically involved for almost two decades. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met at the University of St Andrews, Fife, in Scotland in 2001, while they both students in residence at St Salvator’s Hall. Kate reportedly caught William’s eye at a charity fashion show in 2002, as she walked t catwalk in a see-through lace number
The royals have had what many of us would describe as a fairytale romance but their route to blissful marriage has not always been so smooth. After dating on and off for five years, in early 2007, rumours spread that Prince William might finally propose to his university sweetheart on her 25th birthday on January 9. However, despite speculation, Prince William decided against proposing to his long-term girlfriend and instead ended the relationship. The heir-to-the-throne reportedly started feeling “claustrophobic” in the relationship.
Prince William broke up with Kate Middleton for a second time in 2007 (Image: GETTY)
Prince William and Kate Middleton have recently celebrated eight years of marriage (Image: GETTY)
This time the split was widely known and talked about, both in the press and in private, unlike the first time they took time apart, which reportedly occurred while Kate and William were at university.
In a 2007 Daily Express report, royal correspondent Richard Palmer said as soon as the Prince was done with Kate, he had a wild carousing in a London nightclub.
The report also said, the now Duke of Cambridge gleefully told a group of seven friends: “I’m free!”
However, Mr Palmer noted that less than a week after, William started missing Kate.
He wrote: “Prince William enjoyed a lonely trip to the cinema to cheer himself up after refusing to rule out an eventual reconciliation with dumped Kate Middleton.
“The future King, accompanied only by his police bodyguard, sneaked in to catch a late comedy film, Blades of Glory, after leaving his Army base at Covington, Dorset, for a quiet night out.
A week after breaking up with Kate, William reportedly started missing her (Image: DAILY EXPRESS / GETTY)
Kate signed up for a charity challenge with an all-female boat racing crew during the break-up (Image: GETTY)
“His trip came as a friend said the Prince was already showing signs of missing his long-term girlfriend since their breakup following a heart-to-heart chat last week.”
It did not take long for William to realise his mistake, and the couple reportedly got back together at a party on June 9, 2007 and never split again.
Later, the Duchess of Cambridge claimed that she saw this time apart from William as valuable in its own right.
In an interview with ITV News following their engagement announcement in 2010, Kate said: “I think at the time I wasn’t very happy about it, but actually it made me a stronger person, you find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn’t realised.
“I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you’re younger.
“I really valued that time for me as well, although I didn’t think it at the time!”
Source: EXPRESSS CO UK