Today, it is nothing new for rich and famous people to create some type of prenuptial agreement, special “pact” or similar document before marriage in order to preserve their property and wealth and to define exactly what is shared in case of divorce. Also, what is common is that in most cases, couples are in a relationship for years before saying “YES”. Of course, there are also cases where love affairs lasted much shorter before tying the knots, but none of this was the case with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Their relationship before the spectacular wedding in 2011 was, so it can be said turbulent and dynamic. Although now everything looks pretty fairytale-like, everything is harmonious and love is all around, it used to be a different situation. Namely, we mentioned prenuptial agreements and “pacts” that couples make before marriage. Well, Kate and William had something similar. But the question is what is within their agreement? We will try to answer below. So, if you’re ready, let’s get started.
Two breakups, two reunions
There is no doubt that the British royal family is currently the most popular, the most interesting, and everything else that goes with the “most”. Simply, they have a lot of fans, a great tradition, they are often in public for various reasons, etc. This means that all those who follow the latest news about this royal family quite know what is happening.
However, one detail can only be known only to fans who have been following royals for a long time. Namely, Kate Middleton and Prince William are often in the media, of course, along with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. However, although the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge now look like a very harmonious family, this was not the case before. That’s what only “experienced” fans know.
So, this couple started dating back in 2002. At that time, both Kate and William were students at the University of St. Andrews. To be completely precise, they met in 2001, but it took time for them to become a couple. At the time, they were both quite young. Inexperience, but also other reasons (William felt claustrophobic) influenced their relationship to end in 2004.
However, this did not mean that there was no love between them, so the couple renewed their relationship in 2007. Unfortunately, a similar situation occurred again because William felt under pressure and claustrophobic. They broke up again, and everything went back to previous state.
Kate’s patience-key for a reunion
The prince obviously had problems in this relationship. He was insecure, and even scared at times. However, no one could deny that there was no love between them. One great example is the situation when William was dating another woman after their first breakup in 2004.
Kate was certainly hurt by his behavior and did not like seeing another woman next to William. However, love connected them. That and Kate’s patience were the key to rebuilding the relationship. The end of the summer marked a new beginning for the future spouses.
Together again-vows and a spectacular wedding
We get to the point where Kate and William are together again. After a lot of difficulties and even two breakups, the couple was in love again. Yes, the fact is that William had problems, and that Kate had the patience to take him back every time. However, at the end of the summer of 2007, when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were traveling to Seychelles, a kind of agreement was made between them, or rather a “pact”. Namely, the goal of that “pact” was they to promise each other that, when the time came, they would get married. Also, according to the agreement, Kate and William undertook to stay together in spite of everything.
Katie Nicholl, a royal biographer, wrote about this. She wrote in her book:
“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.
“As far as they are concerned, they are as good as engaged and enjoying their lives as they are at the moment.”
Citing reliable sources, she testified that this “pact” between Prince William and Kate Middleton was made in 2007. The right moment for the wedding came just four years later, in 2011, at a spectacular wedding in Westminster Abbey when Kate and William said “YES” and their vows.