Duchess Kate Middleton and Prince William got happily married in 2011, but before then, their relationship was reportedly on and off for years.
In the new tell-all book by Robert Lacey, “Battle of the Brothers,” he details how Prince William once called the Duchess, years into their romance in 2007, to break up with her in an hour-long phone call.
“On April 11 that year, Kate excused herself from a meeting at Jigsaw, the fashion store with which she’d recently started working, to take a call from William in a room out of earshot of the other buyers. She shut the door for more than an hour. When she came out, she was single,” Robert wrote in an excerpt released to Daily Mail. “William had found dating difficult, for a start, when a surprising number of young women from his circle turned him down flat. They could suss out the truth about where his heart lay, even if he himself could not.”
The writer continued, “Suddenly girls from Brazil no longer seemed so glamorous, and the prince missed his family — which by now meant the Middleton family. One pillar of William‘s year at Sandhurst had been his regular Friday night escapes to Bucklebury, where he could collapse and be mothered by Carole — and also fathered by the quiet and affectionate Michael who, whisper it, could provide a better ear for confidences, on some issues, than Prince Charles.”
He continued, “Small wonder, then, that the phone calls between William and Kate should resume. Then, just ten and a half weeks after the Jigsaw conference-room call, the couple were seen kissing and dancing closely at a party in the prince’s barracks in Bovington, Dorset.”
Three years later, the couple became engaged. Prince William was once asked about the breakup in an awkward interview!
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