Young Kate Middleton and her partying days win back Prince WilliamPrince William and Kate Middleton weren't always the picture of royal propriety. But not all that long ago, Kate was the college lass catching a year-old William's eye when she flashed her undies in a see-through black lace dress at a student fashion show. Kate was the daughter of a couple of commoner millionaires, Carole and Michael Middleton , whose fortune came from the online party-planning business, Party Pieces, that they started in She had two younger siblings, sister Pippa and brother James , and the family lived in the Berkshire village of Bucklebury. She was an athlete, like William. A worldly art appreciator, like William.
Not convinced that William was ever going to commit fully, and with the names of all sorts of female-socialite friends of William's running through her head, Kate went home to her family for the summer. After his solo summer, William seemed to re-commit by October as their fourth year at St. Andrews began. Kate was invited to Prince Charles' 56th birthday party that November, and was invited to Klosters for the family ski trip in March By May, with the end of university looming, they were tentatively back together.
I don't want to get married till I'm at least 28, or maybe Of course, it would have been the scandal of the year if Kate had talked to a reporter, so she pressed on, unable to have a public reaction—positive or negative—to her boyfriend's remarks. Kate joined William's family at Sandringham for their annual Boxing Day shoot. The couple rang in together at Sandringham, then William took Kate on a private ski holiday to Klosters, minus the photographers who snapped away at the now-obvious couple.
They even kissed on the mountain this time. Kate moved into her own flat in London and eventually got a job as an accessories buyer for British fashion retailer Jigsaw, while William got ready for the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, where he would train to be a helicopter pilot.
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William and Kate spent spring break of in Mustique and, that summer, she and her parents had front-row seats at her boyfriend's passing-out ceremony at Sandhurst. Charles and Camilla were there, as was Will's granny, the queen. That summer, they seemed to be in the engagement home stretch. The Clarence House press team now looked after Kate, too, and William's security team was her team whenever they were together.
But at the end ofWilliam canceled on spending New Year's with Kate's family, who had booked a cottage in the Scottish town of Alyth for the occasion. There had been no Christmas at Sandringham, either, though Kate had been invited to lunch—which was quite a big deal, as they weren't married, or even engaged, yet. But Kate was going to be out of town with her parents, thinking William would be joining them a week later. Kate Middleton's Best Looks.
Behind the scenes, William was asking his father and the queen for advice about his future; both advised him not to rush into anything. Meanwhile, the paparazzi were sorely disappointed if they were hoping to catch William and Kate together. As in, he was in town, and not spending the evening with his supposedly serious girlfriend. Then he was photographed with his arm around one girl and dancing with another at a club closer to his posting.
And the prince blinked. Guessing that four years had been enough of a courtship, the papers were predicting that an engagement was forthcoming. On March 31, they went on a double date with pals Hugh and Rose van Cutsem. On April 3, Kate was single again as she left for a trip to Ireland. She was, understandably, devastated—but just as she didn't let William think he could swoop in out of nowhere and make out with her after the student fashion show inshe wasn't going to let him or, by then, all of Britain to think she was pining away for the prince.
Drastic Post-Breakup Makeovers. Kate signed up for a charity rowing challenge with an all-girl crew and started training hard. She was even spotted one night being escorted home from a party by Willem Marxan old beau from her days at Marlborough who had gone to Oxford while she chose St.
Pippa moved in with her in London and they maintained a packed social schedule. Needless to say, Kate was never photographed looking any less than her best. Royal Wedding: Bestest Moments!
William, who despite more raucous nights out in the interim, was starting to regret his decision to break up, and in June he invited Kate to a costume party at his barracks. Incidentally, no matter how unsure he was of what to do as his college graduation loomed, year-old William had correctly guessed his future marrying age.
I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you're younger. I really valued that time for me as well, although I didn't think it at the time. Added William, "We were both very young. We were both finding ourselves and being different characters.
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Instead, William broke up with Kate. Photos Drastic Post-Breakup Makeovers. The pair have not been seen publicly together since their split in April. She joined him at a troop leaders' party to celebrate the end of one of his Army courses. Eyewitnesses have told me the pair, who were happy and relaxed in each other's company, were spotted kissing on the dancefloor at around midnight.
They then left the party early to go back to William's barracks. It was a great night with everyone in party mood and dressed up in doctors' and nurses' outfits as well as sexy Ann Summers lingerie. It was obvious to everyone that William couldn't take his eyes off her.
She seemed very relaxed and confident, even though they were mostly William's friends, many of whom she didn't know. They couldn't keep their hands off each other but William didn't care that people were looking.
His friends were joking they should get a room, and it wasn't long before William took Kate back to. This was one of several dates friends of the pair have told me that they have shared in recent weeks. She will spend time behind the scenes with William and Harry, who have helped organise the event, and Harry's girlfriend Chelsy Davy.
Three weeks later, on July 21, William, who turned 25 last week, will be with Kate at the wedding of one of her cousins. I understand Kate will use the two events to gauge how comfortable she is being with William in public again.
Although she has been happy to smile for photographers while emerging from London nightclubs since the break-up, the constant media attention during her four-year relationship with William sometimes proved difficult for her.
But the real problem that led to the split was William's unwillingness to commit to a long-term relationship and, ultimately, marriage. I understand that William has told Kate he is very serious about getting back together but, ironically, this time it is Kate who is struggling to decide what she wants.
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One confidante of the year-old told me: "Kate and William have been in touch and secretly seeing each other for about a month now. Seeing each other hasn't been easy because of William's Army commitments, but they have managed it — and done so without anything coming out. It's now Kate who's not sure.
She's said it is the toughest decision of her life. When they split up, which actually happened weeks before it was announced, she stepped back and allowed William a bit of space.
That's why she wanted to be out with her girlfriends and even flirted with other guys at clubs. William wants to make things work and said that if they get back together, it will be the real thing. Another friend of Kate told me: "Kate's thinking about things. Her relationship developed quietly at university and when it all finally came out, being in the limelight put a huge strain on her.
They were incredibly well matched, but she's told us she's trying to work out what she wants and whether she really does want to get back with him. There will have to be an engagement and then marriage. Kate, who works as an accessories buyer for the High Street chain Jigsaw, has been linked with several aristocratic friends of Prince William since the split, including Charles Morshead and Henry Ropner.
She has made regular visits to high-profile nightclubs such as Boujis and Mahiki where she has raised no objections to being photographed in the early hours, smiling and joking with friends.
Feb 9, - A royal commentator has revealed William and Kate were just friends and the pair eventually got back together, and later married in Apr 29, - Prince William and Kate Middleton weren't always the picture of royal propriety. . The prince, who was rather interested in acting, started dating a "If I fancy a girl and she fancies me back, which is rare, I ask her out," he. Apr 7, - Kate Middleton On Dating Prince William: 'He's Lucky To Have Me' will be at the forefront as Queen Elizabeth II steps back a little bit further.
As a result, say friends, Kate has become more confident and less concerned about media scrutiny. She has also found a new sense of style and is in great shape after training for a record-breaking race across the English Channel in a Chinese dragon boat in August. She will be part of a woman crew who will attempt to paddle the 20 miles to raise money for the Babes in Arms cot-death charity. Another friend said: "Going out a lot was just what she needed.
Things with William had become a bit too heavy and monotonous, and they needed a break. Kate's not really a rebound sort of girl and William remains the great love of her life.
Apr 29, - Photo - Kate Middleton and Prince William are celebrating their 8th wedding anniversary. Take a look back at their love story here. The pretty brunette didn't begin dating William until she split from her previous boyfriend – a. Jun 24, - The party and other secret dates are tentative steps towards a reconciliation, with sources close to both William and Kate saying he wants to. May 26, - Kate Middleton regarded William as an "overwhelming presence" who treated Kate Middleton "like a servant" when they were dating - causing her pals University friend of the pair Michael Choong seemed to back this by.
Meanwhile, William has spent most of his time with his fellow Blues and Royals soldiers and, despite hard-drinking nights out, has not been chasing other women. A friend of his told me: "William hasn't stopped pining for Kate since they split up. He keeps saying she's an amazing girl and the best thing to happen to him.
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He's definitely serious about getting back together. Far from disappearing from the Royal fold, Kate has also remained close to Prince Harry since the split. She has often spoken to him and his girlfriend Chelsy. Share or comment on this article:. Most watched News videos Soccer star Alex Morgan defends her tea cup celebration Kaepernick shares July 4th video featuring Frederick Douglass Wild street brawl between female corrections officers outside NY club Hugh Grant confronts council worker during walk with wife in Rome Moment a station wagon drifts sideways across four lanes of highway Passengers fly into windscreen when cabbie dozes off and crashes Incredible moment man 'walks out of an adult store with sex toy' CCTV captures restaurant hit by 6.
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