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The incredibly awkward moment Prince William was questioned about his split from Kate.

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They’re happily married with three gorgeous children.

But what many don’t know is that Kate Middleton and Prince William actually once called off their relationship.

In 2007, after four years of dating and four years before their 2011 royal wedding, the royal couple hit a rough patch and decided to split up.

Clarence House, William’s official residence at the time, declined to comment about the break up, saying it did not comment on the prince’s private life.

But now, newly resurfaced footage has revealed the incredibly awkward moment when Prince William was questioned about his split from Kate.

At a press conference, which took place ahead of a Princess Diana memorial concert, a reporter asked William the question nobody going through a break-up wants to hear.

“Tell us about the friends you’ve got coming along to the concert. I understand Kate and Chelsy [Harry’s girlfriend at the time] will be joining you,” the reporter asked.

“How are things going with Kate?”

Cue: Unbearable awkwardness.

William, practically squirming with embarrassment responded: “Er, well um, I’ve got lots of friends coming, everyone’s going to be there on the night and it’s going to be a great night basically.”

Prince Harry, who was struggling to control his laughter at the awkwardness of the situation, chimed in too.

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“Very well avoided William,” he said.

“Very diplomatic,” William responded.

 

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According to the book Kate: A Biography by Marcia Moody, it was a family holiday gone wrong that led to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s brief split.

Kate’s family invited William to come and stay with them in Scotland for Christmas. William had initially intended to come but then changed his mind, upsetting Kate.

William spent Christmas at Sandringham with the Queen and the rest of his family – a strict royal tradition. Kate was not allowed to join in the royal family traditions unless she and William were married (although the Queen made an exception to this rule for Meghan Markle last year).

After Christmas, the couple spent more time apart when William left to be stationed at army barracks in Dorset in early January.

The couple’s time apart, combined with increased pressure from the paparazzi, eventually led the couple to split in early April 2007.

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It was short lived however, and they were back together in June that same year after Kate attended a party at William’s barracks to celebrate the end of his training.

The pair went on the marry in 2011 and they now have three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

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