Kate Garraway’s GMB co-stars praise her ‘moving’ message about ‘keeping hope alive’ as they send love to Derek Draper – The Sun

KATE Garraway's Good Morning Britain co-stars have praised her "moving" message about "keeping hope alive" as they sent their love to her critically ill husband Derek Draper.

Ben Shephard and Ranvir Singh read out Kate's emotional update on Derek, who is still fighting for his life in intensive care with coronavirus.

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He has fallen into a coma since catching the bug – and last night Kate broke down in tears as she joined in on the final Clap for Carers with their kids Darcey and Billy.

Ranvir said:  "We movingly and openly said the NHS are keeping Derek alive. Hope has to keep us all going."
"We are sending our love to them and to all of you out there," added Ben.

After reading out Kate's latest update on Derek, Ranvir added: "We've got some video of Billy on the drums. They've got good rhythm just like their mum and dad."


Kate, 53, admitted she was said the weekly clap was ending, telling fans it had "been a source of weekly comfort".

She wrote on Instagram: "Hear this might be the last clap for carers so Billy thought we should get the drums out to go out in style!

"Its been such a source of weekly comfort for them & me & I must admit I felt the tears come tonight to think it’s coming to an end while our fear for Derek goes on.


"But even if we don’t clap next Thursday it won’t diminish my eternal thanks to all in the #NHS. They are keeping Derek alive & every one of them is fighting as hard as Derek is to give us the chance to be reunited.

"Hope has to keep us all going doesn’t it? I am having to find new ways of staying strong everyday for Darcey & Billy, as I know Derek would want me to.

"It’s not easy but when I think of how hard Derek is fighting & the bravery of all in the #NHS it helps."


Kate added: "Thanks so much for all your messages… Standing together & learning from each other has to get us all through. #hope #love #clapthecarers"

The Good Morning Britain presenter was seen wiping away tears during Thursday evening's clap, before she embraced her 14-year-old daughter Darcey.

Darcey and 10-year-old Billy sat on the wall of their front garden as they banged on drums, with Kate waving bells to make as much noise as possible in a showcase of her support for carers.

 

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Kate Middleton Just Clapped Back at Rumors She Feels 'Exhausted and Trapped' as the Royals Rethink Their Stiff Upper Lip Policy

For Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, things have changed drastically in the past several months. Following Megan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry’s exit from the British royal family, Kate, and Prince William have stepped up in a major way.

The Cambridges already had more work on their plates following Prince Andrew’s scandal in late 2019. Now, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has forced Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall into isolation, the future Crowned King and Queen regent have become the faces of the royal family.

Kate and Prince William are currently homeschooling their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at their country home, Anmer Hall. They are also juggling their remote schedule which includes a ton of meetings and zoom calls. Though the pair have admitted things have been hectic, the duchess is now clapping back at some rumors about her work schedule.

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Kate Middleton has been praised for her leadership skills

With a focus on early childhood education and development, Kate has certainly increased her schedule in recent months. As she has continued to shoulder more and more responsibility, fans and experts are praising her approach to royal life.

Royal commentator Angela Mollard has stated that the duchess has really come into her own after battling tabloids early in her role as a senior royal that commented on her alleged lack of work ethic.

“I love how Kate took charge on the call, introducing both of them,” Mollard noted about the duchess’ call with the Casterton Primary Academy school during the Royals podcast. “It gave you an insight into what she must be like at home. I think she’s supremely organized, I think she’s the boss in the relationship. She sort of led the conversation, but in a nice way. She’s the boss in that mother of three children who does 50 million things a day.”

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Prince William and Kate Middleton are rethinking some of the royal family’s policies

Following Megxit, and the Cambridges repairing their reportedly fractured relationship with the Sussexes, it appears that Prince William is considering some very real changes.

Meghan expressed how challenging it was to adopt the royals “stiff upper lip” policy where they remain emotionless and non-reactive. “What that does internally is probably really damaging,” the Duchess of Sussex reflected in the ITV documentary, Harry and Meghan: An African Journey. “It’s not enough just to survive something, right? That’s not the point of life.”

Now, Prince William is reconsidering the policy himself. According to Radio Times, in BBC’s documentary, Football, Prince William and our Mental Health, Prince William examines a “belief that too rigid an internalization of emotions – so often the way in stiff-upper-lip Britain – is damaging to psychological wellbeing.” He reflects, “We have to start questioning whether it’s relevant in today’s world.”

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Kate Middleton just clapped back at rumors she feels ‘exhausted and trapped’

It looks like Prince William wasn’t kidding when he said that the stiff upper lip policy the royal family has clung on to for generations no longer has a place in the 21st century. After all, silence is what ultimately drove Prince Harry and Meghan away.

Recently, rumors circulated that the Duchess of Cambridge was feeling, “furious” and feels “exhausted and trapped”. An alleged source told Tatler, “She feels exhausted and trapped. She’s working as hard as a top CEO, who has to be wheeled out all the time, without the benefits of boundaries and plenty of holidays.”

Now, in a stunning and absolutely rare rebuttal, Kate is clapping back. “This story contains a swathe of inaccuracies and false misrepresentations which were not put to Kensington Palace prior to publication,” Kensington Palace said in a statement.

However, Tatler is holding firm on their report. “Kensington Palace knew we were running the ‘Catherine the Great’ cover months ago and we asked them to work together on it,” a Tatler spokesperson told ITV. “The fact they are denying they ever knew is categorically false.”

Perhaps this truly is a new royal era.

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Kate Middleton is cutting her children’s hair at home in quarantine

Kate Middleton is a secret scissors whiz.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, has reportedly been providing her children George, 6, and Charlotte, 5, with at-home haircuts during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Kate would certainly trim George and Charlotte’s hair as she is very competent and they are used to home haircuts,” a source told The Sun. “Carole Middleton taught both Kate and sister Pippa how to cook and cut children’s hair. To them, it is no big deal.”

The two tiny royals sound fairly low-maintenance. “George’s is easy. Charlotte likes her hair off her face and so it’s long enough for a mini ponytail. They both have easy hair to cut,” the source said.

According to the outlet, the children typically get the royal treatment from Middleton’s regular stylist Richard Ward at their Kensington Palace home, with princes ranging from £45 to £75 per child. Ward even left his professional kit with the family so that the mom of three can have the correct tools handy.

As for Middleton’s hair, the children’s nanny has reportedly been helping with those trims.

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Will Kate Middleton Inherit Queen Elizabeth’s Entire Jewelry Collection?

Most people in the world can only dream of having a collection of jewelry like Queen Elizabeth does. She has some pieces that are absolutely stunning, and whenever she wears any of them, fans definitely take notice.

Over the years, we have seen other members of the royal family borrow things from the queen’s jewelry box, especially for the most special occasions. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex both famously wore tiaras owned by the queen when they married Prince William and Prince Harry, respectively.

Fans have spotted earrings, bracelets, and necklaces on other royals as well. There is no doubt that the entire collection is worth an astonishing amount of money that would make just about anyone’s jaw drop, and many people may even wonder what will happen to all the pieces upon the death of the queen.

Queen Elizabeth has many heirs, including a daughter, several granddaughters, and two future queen consorts. Even so, her successor is Prince Charles, followed by Prince William. That raises the question as to if Kate will inherit Queen Elizabeth’s entire jewelry collection.

Queen Elizabeth’s relationship with Kate

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Kate, as we know, is married to Prince William, who is currently second in line to take the British throne. The queen has always had a good relationship with her granddaughter-in-law, and we have seen them together at many royal events, laughing and interacting.

According to Vanity Fair, they have always gotten along just fine, with the queen actually having quite a bit of admiration for Kate. She is proud of how the Duchess of Cambridge is so great at carrying out her royal duties all while being an excellent mother to her three children, something that is a job in itself.

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This evening The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre, London. Her Majesty The Queen is photographed here arriving for the #RoyalVarietyPerformance in 1952, with The Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Margaret. The annual Royal Variety Performance is held in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, of which The Queen is Patron. The money raised from the show helps hundreds of entertainers throughout the UK, who need help and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health, or hard times. The origins of the Royal Variety Performance date back to 1912 when King George V and Queen Mary agreed to attend a 'Royal Command Performance' at the Palace Theatre in London, in aid of the Variety Artistes' Benevolent Fund. In July 1919, the second Royal show was performed and was the first to be billed a "Royal Variety Performance”, before becoming an annual event in 1921. This will be the third time that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended the performance, following their attendance in 2014 and 2017. 📷 PA / Royal Variety Charity #Variety4Charity

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It is clear the queen has some of the finest jewelry in the entire world, but what, exactly is in the collection? Vogue reports that she has tiaras that are absolutely to die for, such as the Fringe tiara, the Cartier Halo tiara, and Queen Mary’s bandeau tiara, which was worn by Meghan on her wedding day.

Queen Elizabeth also has quite a few brooches that feature gems such as rubies, amethysts, and of course, diamonds, many pearl necklaces, and also earrings. We often see her in Queen Mary’s button earrings, which feature a pearl topped with a small diamond.

She also has bolder looks, such as her diamond pear drops, as well as the Greville Chandelier earrings, which were a wedding gift back in 1947. How much are all of these precious pieces, and all the others that the queen owns, worth? According to Good Housekeeping, the value of her jewelry is around a staggering $110 million.

Will Kate inherit Queen Elizabeth’s entire jewelry collection?

While Queen Elizabeth’s jewelry will be passed down to other royals, it is hard to say exactly who will get what. Kate, as a future queen consort, will most likely receive some of the most precious and intimate pieces in the collection, but that certainly doesn’t mean that she gets everything.

The first distinction is the true owner of the jewels. If the jewels are part of Queen Elizabeth’s personal collection, then it is at her discretion where they go. Chances are, some of the jewelry will go to other family members, such as Meghan, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie, as well as the other women, like Zara Tindall, the countess of Wessex, and even Princess Charlotte.

But if the jewels are part of the royal collection or crown jewels — Ella Kay, the expert behind The Court Jeweller, says these are “regalia used in ceremonies of state, like corporations” — then they are “owned by the sovereign in a trust.” Since these belong to the state, then they won’t go to anyone, in particular, as Her Majesty doesn’t own them. Instead, it would swap hands based on the current monarch.

“I’d say the majority of her jewelry is part of her personal collection,” Kay says, reports Town and Country. “That includes everything from the pearl earrings that she wears on a daily basis to her brooch collection and her tiaras, as well as the jewelry she inherited from Queen Mary and the Queen Mother.”

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Kate Middleton shares adorable photos of kids, the elderly and key workers as she highlights latest photography project

KATE Middleton has unveiled some more of her favourite images submitted so far as a part ofher community photography project. 

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, has teamed up with the National Portrait Gallery to launch Hold Still, which captures how the nation has coped during lockdown – shining light on the elderly, children and key workers.

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Last week the Kensington Palace Instagram page revealed some of the impressive entries so far, including a family celebrating a grandma’s birthday, two hospital workers in PPE and a seemingly unimpressed lad getting a lockdown haircut.

And now, the page has shared another set of standout entries which tap intosome of the key issues families have faced since the coronavirus outbreak began.

The collection of snaps ranges from the heartbreaking to light-hearted, with categories coveringHelpers and Heroes, Your New Normal and Acts of Kindness.

Ahead of the images shared on the Kensington Royal Instagram stories, a quote from the Duchess herself was also shared.



It read: "Hold still aims to capture a portrait of the nation, a spirit of the nation, what everyone is going through at this time.

"Photographs reflecting resilience, bravery and kindness – all those things that people are experiencing."

Kate, 38, who is heading up the project, is a patron of the National Portrait Gallery, and is a keen amateur photographer herself. 

The aim of the project is to capture the UK during the pandemic, which will see Kate select 100 photographs to go on display at London’s National Portrait Gallery. 



Kate has already revealed she has been “struck” by the “incredible” entries already submitted, with more and more being submitted daily.

Speaking of the images she's seen so far, she said: “they've given us an insight into the experiences and stories of people.

"Some desperately sad images showing the human tragedy of this pandemic and there are uplifting pictures showing people coming together to support the vulnerable.”

For the project, people from across the UK are invited, and encouraged,to submit a portrait that's been taken during these extraordinary times.



They must also include a short written submission which outlines the emotions of those depicted in the shot.

The exhibition is free to enter, and all ages and abilities have been welcomed to apply. 

Organisers said the photos will be judged on the emotion and experience rather than technical expertise.

To submit an image visit www.npg.org.uk before June 18.

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We shared how the Queen, Kate Middleton and Prince William lead heartwarming royal tribute to hero nurses on coronavirus frontline.

And we got a rare glimpse inside Kate Middleton’s childhood home with perfectly-manicured lawns and family photos on display during lockdown video.

Plus the Queen once ‘hid in the bushes’ at Buckingham Palace with her corgis to avoid an ‘awkward chat’ with a guest.

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Inside Prince William and Kate Middleton's Marriage 'Pact' They Made Years Before Their Wedding

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge were together for nearly a decade before they wed in 2011. Despite the fanfare, their romance wasn’t always the fairytale it seems. There were certainly trials and tribulations, which might have played a role in dating for so long before tying the knot. The couple broke up twice, leading them to create a marriage “pact” in 2007, four years before their wedding.

Prince William and Kate Middleton broke up in 2004 and 2007

The duke and duchess started dating back in 2002 while attending University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Though they met in 2001, they were only friends at first. But a fashion show caused William to see Kate differently, and they started dating during their first year of college.

William was young, though, and he wasn’t quite ready for the intense relationship that followed. He broke up with Kate in 2004 after he started to feel claustrophobic in the relationship. Then, in 2007, something similar happened. William and Kate were living several hours apart, and he once again felt like he wanted to be off on his own. He dumped her once more, though neither breakup lasted long.

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Kate was slow to take William back each time

Both times William left Kate, he was very quick to return toher. It seemed as though he couldn’t live without her, despite that he alwaysfelt stuck in the relationship. But she was slow to take him back each time. In2004, Kate was hurt after William vacationed with another woman. And though shestill loved William, she wanted him to know that she wasn’t going to jump backinto his arms.

In April 2007, William’s wild behavior while out at bars seemed to be the last straw for Kate. And when he came crawling back less than two months later, she was even more hesitant. Though things started slowly, the two were fully back together by the end of the summer. But not without a serious commitment from William.

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The two vowed to get married after getting back together in 2007

By August 2007, Kate and William had already gone throughtwo breakups. And though he wasn’t ready to get down on one knee, he knew Katewas the one. According to royal biographer Katie Nicholl, the two decided tocreate a “pact” where they each promised the other that they would get marriedwhen the time was right, even if it wasn’t for a few years.

 “William and Kate are secure in the pact that they made during a romantic trip to the Seychelles in August 2007, and that they reinforced at the end of last year,” Nicholl wrote in her 2010 book. It seemed that Kate wanted something more from William to be certain of his commitment, even if it wasn’t a ring. The pact was meant as a way of promising each other that, no matter how far apart they might be in the next few years (William was still training with the military), they would remain together and get married when the time was right.

“As far as they are concerned, they are as good as engaged and enjoying their lives as they are at the moment,” a friend told the royal biographer a few months before William proposed. Eventually, he did pop the question, and the couple wed in April 2011 in a televised ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

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Piers Morgan says Kate Garraway’s husband Derek is still ‘fighting for his life’ after weeks in ICU with coronavirus – The Sun


PIERS Morgan says Kate Garraway's husband Derek is still "fighting for his life" after weeks in the ICU with coronavirus.

The presenter gave fans the update while discussing his coverage of the pandemic on ITV's Good Morning Britain.

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Talking about the personal impact of coronavirus, Piers said Kate's husband Derek Draper is still in intensive care after being hospitalised in April.

The host told Kevin O'Sullivan on talkRADIO: "I have a cousin whose father died of coronavirus. Had another friend of mine – a TV producer who I've worked on foreign assignments – whose mum died in a care home last week.

"I've had Kate Garraway, who's the Good Morning Britain co-presenter of mine – her husband Derek Draper is fighting for his life as we speak and has been for many weeks in an ICU unit.

"So I've been personally affected by this, by the sheer volume of friends of mine and family who have been directly impacted in the most horrific manner.


"So yeah, I do feel a personal attachment to this story. But I think most people, if they have a conscience, should."

Derek, 52, best known for his work as a political adviser, was hospitalised in April suffering with COVID-19 and was admitted to the intensive care unit.

Kate has been giving fans regular updates on his condition, usually during the Thursday night Clap for Carers events each week.

On Thursday, the I'm A Celebrity star went out for the Clap for Carers at 8pm as usual, but with her husband – who has been in a coma for more than three weeks now – on the line via FaceTime.


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She also shared a video of their son Billy, 10, making a Lego version of his family, with a mini-figure version of his dad in the centre.

Updating fans, she wrote on Twitter: ""So our NHS clip was a little different tonight. We still clapped and cheered as much as ever but I couldn't film on my phone as I had Derek on FaceTime throughout.

"Of course we can't know but I believe he can hear us – he's still in a coma – and thought at least the incredible NHS teams looking after him would hear a fraction of our gratitude.

"Love to all in these terrible times – the separation from loved ones, whatever the reason, is so, so tough."

During an update on Good Morning Britain on Friday, Ben and co-host Ranvir Singh revealed 53-year-old Kate was hoping to get Billy's Lego family to Derek's bedside in hospital, but said they would understand if this was not allowed.

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Duchess Kate and Countess Sophie Team Up to Lead Royal Family Tribute to Nurses Across the World

Members of the British royal family have come together to pay tribute to the thousands of nurses working across the Commonwealth during the coronavirus pandemic.

To mark International Nurses Day, Duchess Kate and Countess Sophie teamed up together to speak to nurses in seven different commonwealth countries. The Zoom call, which took place on Monday, was facilitated the Duchess of Cambridge’s patronage Nursing Now, a global campaign to raise the status and profile of nursing.

The pair dialed in to the call from their homes to speak to nurses in Queensland, Australia—who provide culturally appropriate services to local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people—as well as nurses at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Sierra Leone and the LV Prasad Eye Institute in India, which the Countess of Wessex has previously visited. They also called the Apollo Hospital in India, HIV and maternal health nurses in Malawi, mental health nurses in the Bahamas, Army nurses in Cyprus, and pediatric nurses from the Evelina London Children’s Hospital and Community Services in the U.K.

Nurses and midwives make up about half the global healthcare workforces and, says a Buckingham Palace spokesperson, “play a critical role in health promotion, disease prevention, and delivering primary and community care.” Sophie and Kate made sure to ask each nurse about the work they’re doing, learn more about the impact of COVID-19, and ask how they are coping with the pandemic.

The queen is also marking the May 12 occasion through a conversation with Professor Kathleen McCourt, the president of the Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation and the Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing, of which Her Majesty is Patron. This marks the first time a recording of the monarch on the phone has been released by Buckingham Palace.

Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, have provided their own message of support, thanking nurses around the world. Camilla has also recorded messages to nurses from the Royal Naval Medical Service and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity in the U.K.

Throughout each exchange, the royal family have “reiterated their thanks to nurses across the Commonwealth for the incredible work they do on a daily basis,” says a spokesperson. The Duchess of Cambridge even wrote a letter to the staff of Nurses Now last month.

Princess Anne spoke to the program manager of a medical ship in Tanzania which provides facilities for those with little or not medical care. Prince William chatted with nurses from the Royal Marsden Hospital in London last week, and Princess Alexandra, the queen’s cousin, spoke with the head of the Naval Nursing Service.

“Nurses and midwives are often the first and sometimes the only health professional that people see and the quality of their initial assessment, care and treatment is vital,” says a Buckingham Palace statement. “They provide care that is sensitive to their local community–understanding its culture, strengths and vulnerabilities so can shape and deliver effective interventions to meet the needs of patients, families and communities.”

Watch the full video of the royals’ calls to nurses above.

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Kate Middleton Says Homeschooling Prince George Isn’t Always Smooth Sailing

Now that most everyone is practicing social distancing across the world, "school" has a whole new meaning, even for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. In fact, Kate Middleton admitted Prince George doesn’t like homeschooling. Many kids can probably relate to 6-year-old George’s distaste for home education, especially when it comes to work that they find boring.

While discussing her new community photography project #HoldStill on ITV’s This Morning on May 7, Kate opened up about what it’s like isolating in her Norfolk country home with her husband, Prince William, and their kids George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. After stating that they’re all doing just "fine," she revealed that her eldest child has struggled a bit with learning from home, and wishes he could do Charlotte’s school work instead of his own. "George gets very upset because he wants to do all of Charlotte’s projects…making sort of spider sandwiches is far cooler than literacy work," she said.

Whatever "spider sandwiches" are, well, George is right, those do sound a lot better than reading and writing. But, it also sounds like Kate and William are doing their best to keep their children happy and occupied. In addition to homeschooling, Kate said that they make sure to FaceTime with loved ones. "We try and check in daily with family members and speak to them about news and things like that," she told ITV.

Kate also said it has been "difficult" to explain to her children exactly what’s happening in the world with COVID-19 and why they have to remain at home. But, she’s grateful for the schools and educators who have been there for her kids. "The schools are being great at supporting them as well," she said.

Despite the parenting and homeschooling challenges Kate and William are facing on top of everything else, it sounds like they’re doing well —spider sandwiches and all.

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Kate Middleton's Tactic to Win Prince William Back After Their Breakup Worked, Royal Expert Claims

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge had a brief breakup when they were dating but later reconciled, with Kate recalling during their engagement interview that their time apart made her a “stronger person.” One royal expert claims that there was a reason the two got back together and it came down to Kate’s tactic — she dated someone else.

Prince William and Kate’s breakup was a growth period

Though the couple split in 2007, they reconciled later thatyear. During an interview they did after they were engaged in 2010, they eachreflected on that period apart. With the gift of perspective, they each remarkedabout how the split was a period of growth for both of them.

“Well I think, to be honest, I wouldn’t believe everything you read in the paper but in that particular instance we did split up for a bit. We were both very young,” Prince William noted at the time. “It was at university, we were sort of both finding ourselves as such and being different characters… it was very much trying to find our own way and we were growing up.”

He added, “It was just a sort of a bit of space and a bit of things like that, and it worked out for the better.”

Kate added, “I think at the time I wasn’t very happy about it, but actually it made me a stronger person. You find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn’t realized, or I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you are younger. And I really valued that time for me as well although I didn’t think it at the time, looking back on it.”

Kate reportedly used a tactic to win William back

After they broke up, the two went on to date other people and it appears that Kate dating one of William’s Eton school friends, shipping heir Henry Ropner, may have been instrumental in her winning William back.

In 2007, an insider told The Sun (via Express) that “Henry is delighted to be there for Kate now she’s split from William. They’ve been meeting up and enjoying themselves.” In addition to sharing that there was “a lot of flirting,’ the source shared, “now she’s single, Kate is enjoying Henry’s company regularly.”

Kate was visiting William’s ‘old stomping ground’

The Daily Mail reported at the time that Kate had been frequenting some of the same spots as William and her “tendency to tread on her ex’s old stomping ground has been the source of mild annoyance for the Prince.”

In 2018, Harper’s Bazaar Australia pieced together how Kate dating Henry might have gotten William ‘s attention. “Can it still be taken as coincidence that the now-married royals reignited their relationship the very same month Middleton was spotted with Ropner,” the writer noted. “We’re going to say not likely.”

The two got married in 2011 and the rest, they say, is history.

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