By now you've probably heard that Prince William and Kate Middleton split briefly in 2007, but did William do that because of what his father, Prince Charles, told him?
The Prince and Middleton met for the first time while attending the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. They started dating and even moved to an off-campus apartment together, but a few years later, William broke things up and his father's advice may have been the reason for it. That is why the Prince of Wales asked his son to break up with his future wife, in addition to what William and Middleton said about their separation.
Why did Charles tell William to end Middleton?
Royal biographer Christopher Andersen claimed that Prince Charles played a role in his son ending Middleton.
The Daily Star recently noted that in the documentary Kate Middleton: Biography, the author revealed that in April 2007, William asked his father for advice on relationship and it was when Charles told his son to break up with his girlfriend.
According to Andersen, "William went to his father and said," Look, I'm 25, I'm too young to get married. I just do not want to compromise at this point. & # 39; "
The real expert added that "Charles, who was very fond of Kate at the time, said:" It would be unfair to the young lady. You can not tie it up anymore, so you just have to separate it. & # 39; "
Camilla wanted to separate?
Andersen also sparked speculation about the breakup of the duke and duchess in his book of 2016, Set of crowns. In it, he wrote that William's stepmother, Camilla Parker Bowles, wanted the young prince to leave Middleton, but for a very different reason from Charles.
Andersen claimed that the Duchess of Cornwall had asked her husband to persuade William to break things. The reason he gave was because at the time, Bowles was struggling to conquer the British public and was "disgusted" that everyone seemed to fall in love with Middleton instead of her.
When the pair reconvened a few weeks later, Bowles would have been denounced by the way the public embraced the plebeian again.
What the Duke and Duchess said about their separation
Of course the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would never say whether Charles or Camilla participated in the breakup, but the two settled in the past. During the joint interview in 2010, following William's marriage proposal to Middleton, each of them reflected on the time of their lives.
"We were both very young," the prince said when asked about the breakup. "It was at university, we were meeting as such and being different characters and things, it was very difficult to find our own way and we were growing up."
Kate added, "I guess at the time I was not too happy about it, but it actually made me a stronger person."
The two knotted in 2011 and today have three children together.
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