Kate and William have made headlines time and time again, and there is nothing like a Royal scandal! You might have watched the T.V series, The Crown. If not, you can watch it on Netflix and marvel (or scoff) at the lives of the royals in England. The royal family has been notorious for its scandals over the years.
This particular scandal is about a breakup. Now, such an occasion is not typically one for scrutiny. However, when it comes to the future king of England there are exceptions made… or we make them. That being said, were you aware that Prince Willian and Kate Middleton broke up for a short while before they got hitched?
It may be surprising since Willian and Kate are such a power couple! What with their busy schedules as the royal family, children to raise, and homes to run. It is completely normal for a couple to go through the ups and downs that come with life inevitably. The lack of predictability in this day and age is astounding, so turbulence is to be expected. But, how could such a strong couple split up, rather than face the winds?
Sure, Kate and Willian may have been loved by the public. Together they have won over the attention of the paparazzi, but there were rumors that not all members of the royal family were 100% invested in their relationship, and that Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, married to William’s father, Prince Charles, reportedly intervened with.
Before we dive right into the juicy details, let’s take a stroll down memory lane. Remember how William and Kate got together? Yes, there are still some people who do not know this story, surprising as it may be.
William, being in the royal family, was expected to attend university after he finished school, and he chose to enroll at the University of St Andrews in fife, Scotland. It was here that he met his future wife, and mother of his children.
Kate told reporters during their engagement interview that when she met William she went bright red, and shuffled off feeling extremely shy. I mean, he is a prince after all.
Soon after Kate was in the midst of a relationship with William, and the press did not waste any time before they started swarming for pictures. When she graduated from university, Kate joined the working class first as a buyer for a retail company and then worked for her parent’s event’s company as a photographer and marketing manager. It is possible that her career played a role in Camilla’s hesitation with their relationship.
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Camilla’s Involvement in Kate and Williams Breakup
Ultimately, it came out through the grapevine that Camilla herself had convinced Prince Charles to get the young couple to break up. Even if we were to believe those rumors, the couple actually did break up not long after.
Camilla wasn’t the biggest fan of Prince William’s university girlfriend, and the two women had a rocky relationship. This is according to a book written by Christopher Andersen called Game of Crowns: Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the Throne. A section of the book reads as follows.