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The very relatable thing Kate Middleton did after she split from Prince William.

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It’s hard to imagine The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton not being the loved up super parents they are today.

From adorable, candid family photos to the subtle public displays of affection, the couple who met in 2001 at the University of St Andrews and later married in 2011 appear to be enjoying doing life together.

But like all couples, their love story isn’t without ups and downs. Specifically, two ‘down’ periods during which the now parents-of-three separated.

According to the book The Duchess of Cambridge: How Kate Middleton Became A Future Queen, Prince William and Kate quietly took a break in 2004 during their university summer break.

While Prince William reportedly went on a ‘lads only’ sailing trip around Greence (ugh), Kate did what many of us have done after a breakup.

Drink all the wine.

‘Friends’ have gone on the record saying Kate got a bit tipsy with family and friends in Berkshire, which we all know leads to very deep and meaningful conversations about our emotions… and in some cases, drunk messages.

“She got quite drunk on white wine and really let her guard down… She was debating whether or not she should text or call him,” The Express reports a friend said.

“She said how sad she was and how much she was missing William but never mentioned it after that.”

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Snippets from the couple’s 2010 engagement interview with Express confirm the Duchess of Cambridge also adhered to another breakup ritual when they couple split briefly in 2007 – getting as far away from your ex as possible.

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In the interview, Kate reveals that she hopped on a plane to Dublin just days after the split for some quality time with her mum, Carole Middleton. During their Kate’s stay in Dublin, she and her mum were pictured visiting the National Gallery of Ireland and were joined by some of Kate’s girlfriends.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also opened up about their brief split in March of 2007 in the interview.

“I think I at the time wasn’t very happy about it, but actually it made me a stronger person,” Kate said of how she felt at the time.

“You find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn’t realised, 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.”

Prince William, who suggested the break, explained that he ‘needed space to find himself’.

“We were both very young,” he said.

“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.”

If they’re anything like us, they probably had a few teary conversations over several bottles of wine (or pints of Guinness?).

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