Too often, the paparazzi accosted Kate – a troubling repetition of history that gravely concerned Prince William. A royal family spokesperson told newspapers how the prince wanted more than anything for the press to stop harassing Kate. In late 2007, Kate left her job at Jigsaw and took on a production role in her parents’ company.
It allowed her to spend more time with Prince William – supporting him at polo matches and attending family events. The couple frequently went on holidays overseas, their relationship growing again in strength.
Conjectures On The Royal Split
Tabloid newspapers were rife with speculation on the couple’s split – some reports were cautious, while others were downright salacious. Anonymous sources weighed in regularly. One report went so far as to claim that Prince William had met someone “much more exciting.”
Kate was the perfect woman for William and the perfect woman to sit on the throne. The royal family knew it; the entire United Kingdom knew it. Some insiders had the right handle on the situation. An anonymous source close to Kate believed it was just a break. It wouldn’t be the last we would see of the couple.
Kate And William Rekindle The Romance
As predicted, the separation did not last long. By June 2007, news buzzed about the couple having rekindled their romance. A month later, Kate and her mother attended the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium, which seemed to confirm the couple was back together.
Still, Kate and Prince William sat two rows apart and insisted they were “good friends” and nothing more. The couple presumably decided to keep their second chance at a relationship out of the spotlight. Unlike before, they stopped visiting their old haunts, and the world rarely saw them in public together.
Kate Trains To Cross The English Channel
In 2007, Kate briefly trained with The Sisterhood, an all-woman dragon-boat crew preparing to cross the English Channel for charity. The future Duchess joined the training at a friend’s invitation. Kate, an already accomplished sportswoman, was keen to compete since the race supported charity. The prospect was exciting since the team was racing against an all-male crew.
Kate had to withdraw from the event due to grave security concerns. She was reportedly upset but decided to drop out after considering the safety of the team as a whole. The paparazzi had become such a nightmare that Kate's lawyers issued a warning to respect her privacy.
Kate At Her Parents’ Company
The Middleton siblings, notably Kate, played a decisive role in shaping their parents’ company. As children, Kate and her siblings modeled for the company catalog and helped develop new categories for the brand. Several catalogs featured Pippa and Kate holding cupcakes and wearing t-shirts with their ages printed.
A CNN report later revealed that in 2008, Kate spearheaded the launch of a new babies’ parties division in the company, which also supported a charity called Starlight Children’s Foundation. Kate and her sister Pippa were mini child celes within their local community and would later on become super celebs.