Queen ‘spends a lot of time nurturing’ Kate and William’s relationship after ‘mistakes’

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THE QUEEN spends a lot of time nurturing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s relationship, a leading royal expert claimed.

This week saw the publication of Mr Morton’s biography The Queen, 30 years after Diana: Her True Story was released.

It included a shattering account of Diana and Prince Charles’s marriage breakdown.

The couple filed for divorce in 1996 after 15 years together.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the official opening ofThe Glade Of Light Memorial at Manchester Arena

Kate and William attend the official opening of The Glade Of Light Memorial at Manchester Arena (Image: Getty)

Duchess of Cambridge (R) shows Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, around the 'Back to Nature Garden' garden, that she designed

Kate and William’s relationship has been nurtured by the Queen, Andrew Morton has said (Image: Getty)

William and Kate celebrated their eleventh wedding anniversary on April 29.

According to royal biographer, Kate Nicholls, Kate first saw William while his prep school played against hers in a hockey match in the early 1990s.

In 2001, Kate and William’s met as freshers at the University of St Andrews.

They were assigned rooms near each other in St Salvators Hall of Residence and had initially signed up to the same art history course.

Prince William (L) and Kate Middleton (R) watch the action during the RBS Six Nations Championship match between England and Italy at Twickenham on February 10, 2007

William and Kate watch the action during the RBS Six Nations Championship in 2007 (Image: Getty)

Prince William and girlfriend Kate Middleton use a T-bar drag lift whilst on a skiing holiday on March 19, 2008 in Klosters,

William and Kate use a T-bar drag lift on a skiing holiday in Klosters in 2008 (Image: Getty)

In their second year, they moved into a student house with two other friends, although romance did not blossom until the end of 2003.

Their relationship became public knowledge in 2004 when they were photographed during a skiing trip in Klosters.

The pair were pictured together on their graduation day in 2005.

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Kate and William in the State Apartments of St James Palace as they announce their engagement (Image: Getty)

Kate began to appear at William’s side for important event from 2006, proving that she had become part of the royal family.

The pair attended the wedding of William’s step-sister Laura Parker Bowles in the summer of 2006.

A year later Kate watched William graduate from Sandhurst.

In 2007, reports emerged that Kate and William’s relationship had cooled off and it was confirmed in April of the same year that they had broken up.

Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on the balcony at Buckingham Palace

Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on the balcony at Buckingham Palace (Image: Getty)

But the split did not last long as the young couple reunited just two months later.

A year later Kate watched as William received his RAF wings as he qualified as a pilot at a ceremony in Cranwell.

Two years later, the couple moved into their first home together – a cottage near William’s RAF base in Anglesey.

William popped the question with his mother’s 18 carat sapphire and diamond engagement ring while the pair were on a Safari trip together in Kenya in 2010.

On April 29, 2011, William and Kate were married at Westminster Abbey in a ceremony thought to have been watched by up to two billion people in more than 180 countries.

Kate wore a gown designed by Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton. The design went on to become one of the most iconic wedding dresses of all time.

In December 2012, Buckingham Palace announced Kate was pregnant.

On July 22, 2013, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was born, becoming the third in line to the throne.

The couple went on to have two more children, Princess Charlotte in 2015 and Prince Louis in 2018.

Last year Kensington Palace issued two portraits of Kate and William in celebration of their tenth wedding anniversary.

SOURCE: EXPRESS CO UK

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