Prince William admitted to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip that he wasn’t convinced he loved Kate sufficiently.
After their second break-up in 2007, rumors indicate that Prince William told his grandparents, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, that he wasn’t sure if he loved his now-wife, Kate Middleton, enough.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in love since they were freshmen at the University of St. Andrews in Fife about 20 years ago. When Kate went on stage in a see-through lace dress at a charity fashion event in 2002, she apparently attracted William’s eye. The couple’s romance became public after they were photographed skiing in Klosters together, and on the day of their graduation ceremony in June 2005, the Prince and his fiancée appeared to be very much in love.
After dating on and off for five years, rumors began to circulate in early 2007 that Prince William would propose to Kate on her 25th birthday, January 9.
Despite the rumors, Prince William chose not to propose to his long-term girlfriend and ended their relationship in April of that year.
The romance apparently made the second-in-line to the throne feel “claustrophobic,” but the breakup only lasted a few months, and the couple was back together by July 2007.
According to a recently published report, the Duke of Cambridge may have opted to end his relationship with his university love for another reason.
Royal correspondent Camilla Tominey stated in a 2007 report in the Sunday Express that William was unsure about his sentiments.
“After they separated up, William confided in his grandparents that he wasn’t sure if he loved Kate enough,” Ms Tominey reports a royal source as saying.
“Now that they’re back together, the Queen wants William to choose between marrying the girl and letting her go.
“She’d rather they split up for good now than get married and divorce five years later,” she says.
“However, if Kate is the one, a five-year courtship is sufficient.
“Prince Philip has advised William that he can’t keep tying Kate up in knots indefinitely.”
William was not a typical 25-year-old, according to the insider, and royals do not have extended engagements.
Despite the accusations, it took the now Duke three years to drop down on one knee, earning Ms Middleton the nickname “Waity Katie” since she seemed to be waiting forever for a proposal.
“Brinkwire Summary News,” he proposed.