PUBLISHED: 12:39, Tue, Jan 5, 2021 | UPDATED: 12:39, Tue, Jan 5, 2021
It is the Duchess of Cambridge’s 39th birthday this week, a nice moment of celebration for the family. However, Kate’s birthday has not always been a positive time for her relationship with William. On her 25th birthday, there was much speculation over whether the prince would propose to his then-girlfriend, resulting in Kate being harassed by paparazzi outside her flat.
What made matters worse was she and William were actually going through a difficult patch, and actually temporarily split up just weeks later, in March.
They eventually reconciled after just a few months and were married four years after that, but it would have been very difficult at the time.
Royal author Jessica Jayne claimed Kate felt “humiliated” by William’s partying habits and felt the need to temporarily call time on their relationship.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
In her book ‘The Duchess of Cambridge: How Kate Middleton Became A Future Queen’, she claimed that, three years before their engagement, Kate quit her job at fashion house Jigsaw because she needed “some time to think about her relationship with William”.
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Kate was "humiliated" after pictures of William partying surfaced in newspapers (Image: GETTY)
Kate leaving her flat on her 25th birthday (Image: GETTY)
Ms Jayne posed in her 2012 biography that Kate was doubting her boyfriend when she learned he was going clubbing with his friends instead of seeing her.
What was particularly hurtful was William was seen to have “flirted and danced with a girl” while in London club Boujis.
The couple decided to “take a break” in early 2007 when a picture of the prince getting close to two girls in a nightclub was published in the tabloids.
Mr Jayne said: “Kate was further humiliated when a photo of William with two girls was published in the tabloids.”
William and Kate at a rugby match in February 2007 (Image: GETTY)
William’s behaviour was in stark contrast to all