However, their split didn’t last long, and their romance was back in full swing a few months later.
The couple then attended their first high-profile event together a year later in 2008, when Kate watched William receive his pilot’s license at a ceremony at Cranwell.
The couple, who started their relationship while attending St Andrew’s University together in 2001, opened up about their brief breakup during an engagement interview in 2010.
William blamed their breakup on the innocence of youth and explained that the couple didn’t know what they wanted out of life.
He said, “We were sort of both finding ourselves as such and being different characters and stuff.
“We were really trying to find our own way and we were growing.”
However, Kate admitted that she was hurt by the breakup at the time, but insisted she learned a lot from the experience.
She said: “At the time I was not very happy, but it actually made me a stronger person.
“You are discovering things about yourself that you might not have realized, or I think you can be quite consumed in a relationship when you are younger and I really enjoyed that moment for myself as well as I didn’t think so at the time. Looking back. ”
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“Whereas for Harry, it was the intricate and captivating woman’s love that had finally given meaning to his life.
“William was worried that his brother would act too quickly in his dating – and he didn’t hesitate to say the same when Harry started talking about getting tied up with Meghan pretty quickly.
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