Prince Philip offered up some sweet words after Kate and William reunited following an early split in their relationship.
After meeting at St Andrews university in Scotland, Prince William and Kate Middleton started out as close friends before eventually falling for one another.
But their romance wasn’t totally smooth sailing, as they separated for a short period of time in 2007 – reportedly leaving Kate devastated when William ended the relationship in an hour long phone call.
It is said that Kate excused her self from a meeting to take a call from William – then an Army officer often spotted at nightclubs – and shut herself in a room for more than an hour while the pair discussed their future.
They got back together 10 weeks later – and during those three months, William reportedly found dating difficult and was turned down by a “surprising” number of young women, and he missed Kate and her family.
When they eventually realised they couldn’t live without one another – it was reportedly a great relief to Prince Philip
Today, William and Kate mark their 10-year wedding anniversary.
Royal biographer Robert Lacey claims in new book serialised in the Mail Battle of Brothers, Kate and William’s rocky romance before their wedding included the Duchess of Cambridge refusing the Queen’s unprecedented Christmas invitation prior to her engagement to the prince.
During their brief split, Kate was working as a buyer for fashion brand jigsaw.
The future duchess, then 25, excused herself from a meeting and went into a room to be out of earshot of other buyers.
Mr Lacey writes: “She shut the door for more than an hour. When she came out, she was single.
“That person got the message quicker than he or anyone else expected. William had found dating difficult, for a start, when a surprising number of young women from his circle turned him down flat.
“They could suss out the truth about where his heart lay, even if he himself could not.”
Kate and William began speaking on the phone again, and just ten weeks after the phone call they were seen kissing at a party in Bovington, Dorset.
A friend told the author that William “hasn’t stopped pining for Kate” since that break-up, and insists she is the best thing to ever happen to him.
While the Queen and Prince Philip looked like the proudest grandparents as they watched Prince William marry his university girlfriend – there was one part of the day Her Majesty wasn’t so keen on, and a lip reader has confirmed her disapproving words to her husband.
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According to CBS News, she said “I wanted them to take the smaller carriage.
However Camilla jumped in with a more positive thought, adding: “It all went very well.”
The Queen replied: “Very well.”