The love story between Kate Middleton and Prince William always seemed like the perfect romance movie: fall in love with a prince, marry at a lavish wedding ceremony and start a family – and an extremely adorable one at that.
However, not everything has been smooth sailing for our royal couple who met back while studying at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
Thankfully their break-up was short lived however looking back the couple have no regrets with Kate even admitting that the split was actually a good thing.
“I think I at the time wasn’t very happy about it, but actually it made me a stronger person,” she said during their engagement interview.
In fact, before tying the knot in 2011, there was a time in their relationship when the pair decided to call it quits as it was believed long distance, paparazzi and royal duties became too much to manage.
“You find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn’t realised. Or I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you are younger.”
“I really valued that time for me as well although I didn’t think it at the time. Looking back on it,” Kate summarised.
And William agreed, saying that they were both young and the time apart helped them to grow as individuals.
“We both were very young, it was at university, we were sort of both finding ourselves as such and being different characters and stuff, it was very much trying to find our own way and we were growing up, and so it was just sort of a bit of space and a bit of things like that and it worked out for the better,” he said in the interview.
It’s believed that the couple hit their rough patch over the Christmas period in 2006 when the Middleton’s invited William to celebrate New Year’s Eve with them however after initially accepting he reportedly later changed his mind, according to Popsugar.
They then officially called off their relationship in April 2007, however, much to everyone’s delight they were back together again by October.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have now been married for seven years are busy raising their three young children Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 3 months.
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