Was Kate Middleton’s Mother the Reason Prince William Broke Up With Her Daughter?
When Prince William and Kate Middleton introduced the world to their third child, In retrospect, their relationship prior to the breakup had a lot of red flags. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke about their brief relationship hiatus in their engagement interview, including why they broke up. The pair seems like they couldn't be more in love now but once upon a time, there was trouble in their relationship leading William to break up.
Unfortunately, the trend of their spending time apart continued into the new year. Inmany had been predicting a royal wedding, and Woolworths were already stocking wedding paraphernalia.
When Kate went to work on the morning of her birthday, she was swarmed with more aggressive paparazzi than ever before.
Miss Middleton should, like any other private individual, be able to go about her everyday business without this kind of intrusion. The situation is proving unbearable for all those concerned. William was stationed outside London and they spent significant amounts of time apart over the next few months.
They were also still young, and both figuring out what they wanted from life, but Kate felt like she had less of a say in their relationship and their future.
William had to fulfill his duties — that was his destiny — but where did that leave her? Or would all of it be moot?
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If they ended up getting married, she would be required to submerge herself fully in royal life, and this would take some time and preparation. His quarters in his barracks were small, like those of the other men, fitted with just a single bed and not conducive to a couple staying for the weekend.
So if they wanted to see each other, it would mean his making the effort to go to London or Berkshire. He started spending a lot of time with the rest of his barracks, going out drinking and dancing. Then when he did make it back to London, on one occasion, he went out clubbing to Boujis with friends and flirted with another girl, which was in the papers the next day.
Kate grew increasingly fed up, and felt his behaviour was disrespectful. They attended the Cheltenham Festival together, but whereas the previous year it seemed that Kate could do no wrong as she hung out in the royal box with Charles and Camilla, this year she and William looked unhappy and out of sorts.
Their matching decades-older tweed outfits were indicative of the rot that had set into their relationship.
A few days later, William was back in his barracks and went out to nearby Elements nightclub in Bournemouth. The normally cautious prince was drunk and enjoying himself, surrounded by glamorous half-naked girls. In one picture he appeared to be holding the breast of Brazilian Ana Ferreira. Another clubber on the same night, Lisa Agar, said William was flirty — dancing and making suggestive comments. The pictures and quotes were in the papers the next day, and Kate and William were both embarrassed.
However, there was no disguising the fact that William was unsure of their future together. When Charles was in a relationship with Diana and it reached a crossroads, Prince Philip said to him that he needed to take action one way or another and Charles proposed. When William was faced with a similar dilemma he went the other way. The last time Kate and William went out together before they split was with their friends Hugh and Rose van Cutsem, whose wedding they had attended two years earlier.
By the time Kate flew to Ireland with her mum on 3 April, the relationship of four years was over. Kate was devastated, but instead of just weeping at home in a darkened room, she got busy. Nothing gives a problem some perspective than getting away from it, and flying to another country was even better.
After viewing the exhibition, mother and daughter attended the champagne reception, and made the most of their visit by touring the National Gallery of Ireland. William decided to celebrate the end of his relationship with a trip to Mahiki. Mindful, perhaps, of the decision his father had made when he was in his twenties and let Camilla go, William did not want to make the same mistake.
Made of green enamel, it also featured an emblem of a polo player swinging to hit a perfectly placed pearl. It was a thoughtful gift, but that doesn't mean it made up for lost time. Only this time, he didn't invite his girlfriend. Instead, he was said to have showed up with his army friends and ended up meeting Tess Shepherd, a friend of some of the guys.
William and Tess danced, and one thing allegedly led to another. Nevertheless, the media pressed Shepherd, who didn't seem very interested in the attention.
Was Kate Middleton’s Mother the Reason Prince William Broke Up With Her Daughter?
Even if the alleged kiss wasn't a big deal to her, you can imagine Middleton wouldn't have been exactly pleased to learn about it. Perhaps William told her before the news circulated in the press, but, either way, it surely wouldn't be easy to read about his drunken shenanigans from interviews with the very woman he kissed. More drunken encounters — come on, Will! In Marchthe strained couple attended the Cheltenham Races with the prince's cousin, Zara Phillips. Not long afterward, William set off on a ten-week military training course.
After settling in to his new, albeit temporary, digs, he and his buddies went to a nightclub — uh-oh. William got all kinds of drunk and began posing for pictures with some of the women in the club. In one picture, William can even be seen groping one of the women's breasts, the biography reports. The woman, year-old Ana Ferreira, then emailed the picture to her mom who apparently thought "it was very funny. By the end of the night, William danced with multiple other women and, well, didn't behave quite like the royal prince we see before us today.
At a crossroads Getty Images William, likely still hungover from his regrettable nightclub adventures, was faced with both pictures and quotes in the papers the very next day.
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A Biography via Paradethe couple was embarrassed by William's behavior. It became obvious to William — and you'd have to imagine to Middleton too — that a decision about this relationship needed to be made.
According to Kate's biography, Prince Charles faced a similar crossroads when dating then-Lady Diana.
Prince Philip told him he needed to make a decision and so, Charles proposed. William, on the other hand, decided to call it quits with Middleton.
Less than a week later, Middleton boarded a plane bound to Ireland with her mom. By April 3, Prince William and Kate Middleton 's once-great relationship of four years had officially ended.
Kate via Parade explains that, yes, she was devastated. Yet and still, she decided the best thing she could do was stay busy. Middleton, along with her mother, spent time in Ireland supporting a friend, Gemma Billington, who was hosting an art exhibition. The newly-single Middleton attended the champagne reception with her mom, and then the ladies toured the National Gallery of Ireland together.
William mourned the loss of their relationship a bit differently.
Apparently not having learned that he and nightclubs don't mix, he went out to "celebrate" at Mahiki, a nightclub in London. The press hadn't caught wind of the couple's breakup yet, but he didn't make a secret of it while at the club.
According to Kate, he leapt on top of a table and began shouting, "I'm free! Picking up the pieces Getty Images Katie Nicholl, royal expert and biographer told of the weeks after the couple's breakup in Kate: Although being apart from William was difficult, Middleton's friends and family had her back. Gradually, the press backed off and stopped trailing her every move.
Unfortunately, though, this meant her relationship with William was truly over. Her future, as she had always pictured it, was now no more than a fading dream.
After returning from her mother-daughter trip to Ireland, Middleton decided to continue to keep busy and avoid wallowing.
While she may have hoped she'd eventually reconcile with her Prince Charming, she was making the best of her situation.