Soon enough, the press spotted Kate joining William, his father, and his brother on several holidays. Speculation about an engagement announcement made the rounds like wildfire. One store went ahead of itself and even commissioned memorabilia around the imminent event. It is safe to say that nobody saw what was coming instead. In April 2007, the tabloids announced that the royal pair had gone their separate ways.
The news came as a shock to even the most dedicated followers of the royal romance thus far. We know today that things worked their way, and everyone lived happily ever after; however, the separation announcement was as devastating as it could have been back then.
She Moves To London After University
Of course, the media attention intensified as soon as Kate graduated from university. She accepted a job as a junior buyer with a fashion chain, Jigsaw, and set up a home in London. Her royal beau had meanwhile joined the military and thrown himself into training. Kate's sudden celebrity status may not have been easy, but she handled the press scrutiny with poise.
Despite intrusions by the paparazzi. Kate kept to herself and attempted a semblance of private life. She took on different roles at her parents’ company and did a lot of charity work during this period.
Her First Public Appearance
Kate continued being the subject of intense media fascination. Despite the overwhelming press interest, the couple’s romance appeared to be going from strength to strength. In 2006, Kate made her first public appearance with the royal family. She and her family attended the Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst.
Kate joined the royal family in supporting Prince William, who was part of the parade. Her presence signaled to the world that the relationship was the real deal. This was the beginning of a new era not only in her own personal life but also in a change for the whole royal family.
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.