Prince William’s cancellation of New Year’s plans left Kate Middleton “in tears.”
According to a royal author, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, was devastated when Prince William refused to spend New Year’s Eve with her early in their romance.
Katie Nicholl claims in her book The Making of a Modern Romance that Prince William promised Kate that he would spend the New Year with her in 2006, but instead chose to stay with his family.
According to Ms Nicholl, William had agreed to spend Christmas at Sandringham, as is customary for the Royal Family, and then travel to Kate’s family home for New Year’s celebrations.
Kate was enraged when her future husband changed his mind, she writes in her 2011 book.
According to the book, Kate was concerned about their future relationship.
Ms Nicholl claims that on Boxing Day, the Duke of Cambridge called Kate to inform her of his change of heart.
The last-minute change appeared to be “no big deal,” according to Ms Nicholl, but Kate had “reason to be concerned.”
“William was having second thoughts and sat down with his father and grandmother to have a candid conversation about his future with Kate,” she claimed.
“Neither of them advised him to rush into anything.”
The couple had a brief split in 2007.
After the break-up, sources said the Queen was disappointed to learn of the schism.
They rekindled their romance shortly after and were seen kissing at a party in Dorset.
Kate also attended the Concert for Diana at Wembley later that year, which commemorated a decade since Diana’s death.
Kate moved into William’s Clarence House residence shortly after, and their relationship blossomed once more.
The Royal Family’s Christmas plans typically include a gathering of relatives at Sandringham in East Anglia.
Due to restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, last year was an outlier.
Rather than traveling to Norfolk, the Queen and her late husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, spent the holiday at Windsor Castle.
The Queen has confirmed that she will hold Christmas celebrations at Sandringham, which she visited earlier this week.
Whether the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as well as Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three, will open their presents.
Similarly, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have previously chosen to spend Christmas in California, remain a mystery.
It’s unclear if they’ll make it.
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