On the surface, they may seem like they've achieved the 'happily ever after' beloved by fairy tales, but it's not always been a bed of roses for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Their relationship timeline has one large and memorable hiccough.
Having memorably met at St Andrews University in 2001, Prince William and Kate Middleton are believed to have got together in 2003. However, in 2007, the couple went their separate ways - a split thought to have been instigated by William which, as we all know, proved to be temporary. But even prior to that, it was far from plain-sailing.
In 2003, according to royal author and Vanity Fair correspondent Katie Nicholl, Wills 'snubbed' Kate at his 21st birthday party. "When William attended Kate's belated 21st birthday in June 2003 at her family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire, the glance she threw him across the room when he walked into the 1920s-themed party was beyond platonic," Nicholl wrote in her 2010 book.
Fast-forward to William's 21st party at Windsor Castle in July of that year, and things were rather different. Nicholls continues, "Then at William's party at Windsor Castle later that month, it seemed as though Kate was barely registering on William's radar. He seemed very preoccupied with a pretty girl called Jecca Craig."
In fact, it was Jecca who got the "pride of place next to William at the head table." Jecca Craig is an environmental conservationist who William had got to know three years prior whilst he was on his gap year in Kenya. It was said he had a "secret crush" on her from their very first meeting.
However, the pair have only ever enjoyed a platonic friendship and they've both attended each others' weddings. As for William and Kate, we all know how that panned out. Read More