When the world expected Prince William to propose, he broke up with Kate Middleton
When William and Kate first met at St. Andrews University, they became quick friends. They wouldn’t take their friendship to the next level until a year later, when Kate walked the runway in a charity fashion show. According to E! News, their first kiss took place at the after-party.
“It was clear to us that William fell in love with Kate,” a friend of the moment told author Katie Nicholl for her 2011 book. The making of a royal romance. “He actually told her she was a knockout that night, which made her blush. “
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William and Kate have tried to keep their romance a secret. But in 2003, cameras captured William with his arm around Kate on a ski trip to the Swiss village of Klosters. From that point on, everyone knew that Kate was the special woman in William’s life.
At the end of 2005, Kate spent Christmas with William at Sandringham and blew up royal engagement rumors. Throughout 2006, the British press and punters waited for William to put a ring on it.
But instead of getting engaged, William canceled his 2006 Christmas and New Years plans with Kate. He broke up with her in March 2007.
Kate Middleton helped calm ‘spirited’ and ‘once petulant’ Prince William
Royal expert Camilla Tominey recently wrote an article for The Telegraph explaining how William “became the adult resident of the royal family”. Tominey writes that those close to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge give Kate and her family credit for changing William over the years.
Tominey writes that they helped “pull back” and calm the “fiery” William. She also pays tribute to William’s team – including his former private secretary Simo Case – who helped him “achieve his ambitions”.
The royal expert says Case helped bolster William’s ‘statesman’ image with a speech he gave in March. William has spoken in Ireland and said his family is “determined” to help the UK and Ireland maintain their ties in the wake of Brexit.
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Prince William also took part in a new conservation documentary titled A planet for all of us. According to Express, viewers described the document as “exceptional.” They also insist that the late Princess Diana is “so proud” of her eldest son.
Tominey affirms that Prince William now assumes the role of “prince of the people”. He is free to do so, as he is no longer overshadowed by Prince Harry. The royal expert says William’s “calm and thoughtful attitude” is a complete 180-degree turn from old reports of the “petulance” of the “brash” prince.
New documentary shows Prince William ‘at peace with himself’
In A planet for all of us, cameras followed William for two years as he traveled through the UK. He also visited Pakistan and Tanzania while advocating for people to get involved in the conservation of the planet.
One scene shows William opening a bug-control hotel known as ‘Buginghgam Palace’ during a visit to a primary school in Liverpool. Tominey says the doc shows William’s “self-deprecating and candid” side.
In his article, Tominey wrote that the documentary showed Prince William to be “at peace with himself”.
While constantly facing questions about his family amid the Megxit scandal, William has kept his sense of humor.
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After his release, Tominey says William is making appearances that many think would have suited Harry better.
“Surrounded by elementary school children with worms in their hands, the visit to Liverpool’s All Saints Catholic Primary School was full of potential pitfalls,” Tominey wrote. “Yet, as the touching exchanges between the future king and these inner city children revealed during Monday’s television documentary on the environment, it is William – and not Harry, who takes on the role of ‘People’s Prince. “.