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Prince Charles Once Gave Prince William Relationship Advice That Made Him Break Up With Kate

Date January 18, 2019

Prince William and Duchess Catherine have been through a lot together, and their relationship has not always been perfect. The two even broke up for a few months back in 2007.

It looks like Prince Charles played a role in it

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Back then, the Duke of Cambridge started feeling great pressure from the public and the paparazzi. He and his beloved had been together for a few years, and everyone expected William to propose to Kate.

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But the second in line to the throne was not ready for it. So he sought advice on his relationship from his father, Prince Charles. As revealed in 2016 documentary Kate Middleton: Biography:

William went to his father and said ‘look, I’m 25, I’m too young to get married’. I just don’t want to commit at this point.

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The Queen's son liked Kate a lot, so he thought it would be unfair to keep dating her if there were no marriage plan. He said to his son:

You cannot string her along anymore, so you should just break it off.

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And so, William broke off their 5-year relationship, leaving Kate heartbroken. But luckily, the two managed to rekindle the same year.

Later, they became a happily married couple in 2011. And now, Kate and William are doting parents to 3 adorable children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

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It seems the split only made Kate and William realize how strong their feelings were toward each other. And we’re glad they figured it out!

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