What are some details surrounding the brief 2007 split of Prince William and Kate Middleton?


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Kate Middleton and Prince William briefly broke up in 2007 following reports that Prince William had doubts about the relationship. He had recently begun pursuing a career in the military and was allegedly reluctant to settle down.

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In March 2007, there were signs of tension between Middleton and Prince William. They attended the Cheltenham Festival, but their body language indicated they were unhappy with one another. There were reports of Prince William dancing and kissing other women in night clubs.

Prince William broke up with Middleton in April 2007 during a brief phone call. They had met in 2001 as students at the University of St. Andrews in Edinburgh and began dating around 2004. After Prince William invited Middleton to attend a ceremony at Sandhurst Military Academy, where he received his military commission, rumors that the two would soon marry began.

Middleton and Prince William reconciled in June 2007, although they did not make this information public at the time. They became engaged in November 2010 and married in a ceremony in London at Westminster Abbey. Upon their marriage, they became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. They have two children: Prince George, born in 2013, and Princess Charlotte, born in 2015.

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