Kate Middleton Once Fled England During A Brief Split From Prince William

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Believe it or not, Prince Williams and Kate Middleton briefly split in 2007 — thankfully it didn’t last long! But during that time, according to Express, Kate fled England for Ireland. Years later, the couple said they’d split because they needed time a part to grow as people. 

“We were both very young,” Prince William explained during their joint interview. “It was at university, we were sort of both finding ourselves as such and being different characters and stuff, it was very much trying to find our own way and we were growing up, and so it was just sort of a bit of space and a bit of things like that and it worked out for the better.”

Kate added, “I think I at the time wasn’t very happy about it, but actually it made me a stronger person. You find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn’t realized, or I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you are younger and I really valued that time for me as well although I didn’t think it at the time. Looking back on it.”

According to Express, she took a trip to Dublin with her mom, Carol Middleton, to process things during the split. Kate was reportedly also joined by a group of girlfriends for the trip.