3 Things That Really Hurt Kate Middleton At The Beginning Of Her Relationship With Prince William

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June 3, 2019 14:54 By Fabiosa

In 2019, Kate Middleton and Prince William celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary. During this time, they have become a cohesive team and welcomed three wonderful children. Even body language experts noted that after so many years together, they looked much happier than in the first months when they got engaged.

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Their love story is quite complicated. It isn’t a secret that the couple met back in their student years and experienced a lot both together and separately. First, Middleton was the Prince’s official then unofficial girlfriend, but this didn’t prevent the journalists from paying a lot of attention to her. Moreover, when the Duchess used to be called the insulting nickname “Waity Katie,” there was something that brought her relationship with the Prince even more uncertainty.

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Andrew Morton, Princess Diana’s biographer, in his book William and Catherine: Their Lives, Their Wedding described how Middleton was hurt at the very beginning of her relationship with her future spouse. Often appearing with him in society, Kate felt ill at ease. Accustomed to public attention, William often ignored her and talked about her with others as if she wasn’t standing by him. Morton says that the Duchess felt like one of his servants: she was supposed to perform her “functions” without interfering with the situation.

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The windiness of the young Prince is another character trait that made his girlfriend anxious a lot of times. Jessica Jane, the author of The Duchess of Cambridge: How Kate Middleton Became A Future Queen, told a lot about this in her book. William's love and ability to get involved seemed to be pushing Kate into the background. He flirted recklessly, not caring about how it made her feel.

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This was also noticeable, since far from all the promises made by William were kept in relation to Kate. As you know, in the spring of 2007, the couple officially announced their separation. Katie Nicholl shared one of the versions of what happened in her book, Kate: The Future Queen. According to the author, the split occurred when William ignored an invitation to celebrate Christmas with Middleton and deceived her expectations just a few weeks later, on Kate’s 25th birthday. Many assumed he could have proposed to the girl during those holidays. But this didn’t happen, and a few months later, the young couple broke up.

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In addition, some people considered Middleton a commoner – a person who wasn’t ready to become a representative of the royal family. She was often compared to Diana. People believed that even after the wedding, she remained part of her own family, and didn’t completely join the royal family. In contrast to her late mother-in-law, who quickly took a rather active position and gained increased popularity, the young Duchess preferred to keep aloof from social activities.

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Were the Windsor fans disappointed with William's choice? Probably yes, though not all. Did he make a mistake? Apparently no; after all, he proposed to the girl from the ordinary family after reconsidering his behavior. Kate had been waiting for this for nearly 10 years, accepting the Prince’s “whims.” What do you think it may have been: love or desire to put an end to all the back-and-forth? Share your thoughts in the comments.