It’s almost common knowledge by now that Kate Middleton and Prince William broke up back in 2007, five years after the two started dating during their time at University of Saint Andrews. Some say Kate couldn’t take Will’s wandering eye, but others say she was flat-out dumped, plain and simple.
One of those is royal correspondent Richard Palmer, who told the Daily Express that Will was feeling claustrophobic in their relationship and called it off, however, it only took a week before the future King started missing Kate.
“Prince William enjoyed a lonely trip to the cinema to cheer himself up after refusing to rule out an eventual reconciliation with dumped Kate Middleton,” wrote Palmer, adding that William, accompanied by only his bodyguard, “snuck in to catch a late comedy film, Blades of Glory, after leaving his Army base at Covington, Dorset, for a quiet night out.”
The two got back together shortly after splitting and William proposed three years later in 2010. The couple got married the following year.
“I think at the time I wasn’t very happy about it, but actually it made me a stronger person, you find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn’t realized,” Kate said during a TV interview shortly after her engagement to William was announced.
“I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you’re younger.
“I really valued that time for me as well, although I didn’t think it at the time!”