Prince William's 'second thoughts' over Kate Middleton before their wedding

Prince William's 'second thoughts' over Kate Middleton before they got married have been revealed by a royal expert

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Prince William once had 'second thoughts' about Kate Middleton and opened up about them to the Queen, a royal expert says. 

According to royal expert, Katie Nicholl, Prince William opened up about his doubts surrounding his relationship with Kate Middleton during a heart to heart with the Queen, prior to their brief split in 2007. 

Kate and William called time on their romance for just a matter of months but later reconciled and rekindled their romance, going on to marry in 2011. 

Prince William's second thoughts

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It was during Christmas 2006 that Prince William discussed his cold feet over his then-girlfriend with his grandmother. 

Katie told The Mirror, "William had been having second thoughts and sat down with his father and his grandmother to have a frank discussion about his future with Kate. 

"Both advised him not to hurry anything."

Prince William and Kate, whose love story began at St Andrews University, touched on their break up during their 2010 engagement interview after Wills popped the question in Kenya. 

While Kate, who was said to be devastated by the split, admitted she was saddened by the time apart, she said that it ultimately turned out to be beneficial for her. 

"I think at the time, I wasn’t very happy about it but actually it made me stronger person. You find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn’t realised," she explained. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who celebrated ten years of marriage in 2021, are now parents-of-three to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

The family recently downsized to Windsor's Adelaide Cottage, leaving London's Kensington Palace behind in order to be nearer the Queen.

Caitlin Elliott
Junior News Editor

Caitlin is a Junior News Editor for, covering all things royal, celeb, lifestyle, food, and family. Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry).