Camilla Duchess of Cornwall with Kate Middleton

Camilla Tried to Break up William’s Relationship with ‘Pretty’ Yet ‘Dim’ & ‘Too Lowly’ Kate, Book Claimed

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?

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What Happened?

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.  

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Kate Middleton and Prince William

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.  

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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.

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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. 

Read: Prince Charles Wants Duchess Camilla To Have Title Of ‘Queen’ — But His Sons Don’t Agree

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Camilla’s Involvement in Kate and Williams Breakup

Camilla Duchess of Cornwall with Kate Middleton

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.

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Camilla, the quintessential Black Queen, hid in the shadows for decades, condemned as a scheming adulteress, denounced by the reigning monarch as “that wicked, wicked woman”

“Biding her time and tending carefully to her image, she gradually salvaged enough of her reputation to secure a place at her prince’s side – and her future as the next queen.

Young, gracious, smart, and stunning, the White Queen, known familiarly as just plain Kate, captured the world’s imagination even before she could officially lay claim to her royal lover’s heart.

Although she lacked both the pedigree and the experience of the Black Queen, she also proved to be inordinately patient – and a cunning survivor of royal dramas and court intrigue.

“By marrying her Prince Charming and bearing two heirs, the White Queen cast the fate of the monarchy far into the future – perhaps as far as the next century.

Beneath the surface, tensions mounted as the two queens-in-waiting protected the interests of their kings—the lackluster, benighted Prince of Wales and his wildly popular son – and their competing courts vied for the love of the people and the power that comes with it.”

Read: Have You Ever Noticed This One Strange Detail in Pictures of Princess Diana and Prince Charles?

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The Past is the Past for Kate and Will

Yes, the world may not have been elated at the public’s favorite couple’s breakup. But, they both reported how they were glad for it. However, both parties have said the feeling was mutual. They have also said they are now convinced that they are right for each other because they gave each other the needed time to grow up.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William

We were both very young, it was at university and we were both finding ourselves and being different characters and stuff. It was very much trying to find our own way and we were growing up.”

Prince William

Keep Reading: Diana made sure Harry inherited her money for when he wanted to leave the royal family: “I think she saw it coming

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Sources

  1. ‘ROYAL RIFT’ Camilla ‘didn’t want William to marry pretty but dim Kate Middleton and urged Prince Charles to help her split them up’, royal author claims.” The Sun. September 11, 2019
  2. Camilla Parker Bowles ‘once tried to break up William and “pretty but dim” Kate’, author claims.” Mirror. September 10, 2018.
Jade Small
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Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13 year old boy.
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