Royal family feared ‘Kate Middleton would become the second Camilla’ when her and Prince William split

Royal family feared ‘Kate Middleton would become the second Camilla’ when her and Prince William split

January 23, 2019

After first meeting at the University of St Andrews in 2004, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge briefly split up after they graduated.

And according to biographer Katie Nicholl, the Royal Family feared Kate Middleton would become "the next Camilla" as a result.

In her 2010 biography William and Harry, the royal author claims the Duchess of Cambridge asked the Prince to stop flirting with other girls on nights out near his military training base in Bovington.

But instead of getting the commitment she had hoped for, Kate's plan "backfired" when William suggested "they should take a break" from their romance.

It was during this period that the Royal Family feared Kate would "become a second Camilla", according to Prince William's biographer.


Highlighting the similarities between Charles and William's love lives, Katie wrote: "It was hard not to draw comparisons between William and his father.

"Had William also met the right woman at the wrong time?"

"Haunted by the spectre of the past, there were real fears at the palace that Kate would become the next Camilla."

Similarly to Prince William's relationship with wife Kate Middleton, Prince Charles first began dating the Duchess of Cornwall when he was just 23.

But the couple split after a year of dating in 1971 when the heir to the throne joined the Royal Navy.

While Prince Charles went on to marry Princess Diana in 1981, Camilla wed Andrew Parker Bowles.

But despite their new relationships, Prince Charles and Camilla remained close friends.

Commenting on her husband's relationship with Camilla, Princess Diana famously told the BBC in 1995: "Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded."

During her short-lived split from Prince William, the royal biographer also claims Kate Middleton received support from one particular member of the Royal Family.

The author wrote: "While William partied, Kate received a message of support from Prince Philip."

According to the biographer, Prince Philip told Kate: "William will present a ring when the time is right."

She added: "It was a well-intended reassurance that Kate valued."

Three years later, Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement and got married in Westminster Abbey in 2011.

In more Royal Family news, Prince William "hurt Kate deeply" by secretly visiting "exquisite-looking" socialite Isabella Calthorpe in the summer of 2004 as he lived the single life.

Plus Meghan Markle ‘shut down her ‘secret’ Instagram account at Christmas after trolls made her feel unsafe’.

And Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s latest thank you cards show off their laid-back side as they cuddle up under an umbrella during Australia tour.

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