PRINCE WILLIAM walked not just Kate Middleton but also his ex-girlfriend Jecca Craig up the aisle at one of his friend’s wedding, a throwback report shockingly claims.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been together since 2003, having met for the first time during their first year at St. Andrews university in Scotland. Despite getting together at such a young age, the two both had different partners at some point. Kate dated Willem Marx during her time at Marlborough College, who reportedly was “her first love” and it is believed she was romantically involved with someone else at university before William arrived on the scene.
The heir to the throne also had his share of partners before falling for Kate.
Reports say the Duke of Cambridge dated Jecca Craig after meeting her way back in 2000 while taking a gap year in Kenya.
Raised in Kenya, where she attended a posh boarding school, Ms Craig is an environmental activist who founded two charities – Panthera (which protects cats) and Stop Ivory.
Now working as an academic in London, Jecca married long-term partner Jonathan Baillie in 2016 – with William as a special guest.
Prince William reportedly escorted both Kate and his ex-girifriend Jecca to their seats at a wedding (Image: GETTY)
On the right: Prince William and Kate the day of their graduation (Image: EXPRESS/GETTY)
It has been speculated that Kate may have felt the tinge of jealousy when it came to Jecca.
She has reportedly done so ever since Jecca was seated in pride of place at the future King’s right hand side at his 21st birthday in June 2003.
According to a 2005 Sunday Express report, at a friend’s wedding, Prince William both his girlfriend, Kate, and his ex-girlfriend, Jecca walked up the aisle.
The Prince, who was an usher at the wedding of his best friend Hugh van Cutsem to Rose Astor, helped escort both women to their seats.
However, the report claims that “if there was any tension, between the two women they did not show it”.
One guest told the Sunday Express: “Kate looked as pleased as punch as she arrived at the church.
Prince William’s ex-girlfriend Jecca Craig (Image: GETTY)
Kate may have felt the tinge of jealousy when it came to Jecca (Image: GETTY)
“She was smiling enigmatically as though she had a secret.
“She looked really happy.”
It has been suggested William’s feelings for Jecca may have been a factor in his 2007 split from Kate.
She was the only girl to accompany William, Harry, and four male friends on a wild boar hunting trip to Spain in 2013.
Speaking later in an interview following the announcement of their engagement, William said the pair had broken up because they needed “a bit of space”.
He said in 2010: ”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.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK