Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are now the proud parents of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married in their spectacular 2011 royal wedding, after a decade-long romance that began in college. However, when their romance was still in its infancy, Kate got resistance from William’s circle, who treated the future queen “horribly,” according to a royal author.
In his book “William and Catherine“, biographer Andrew Morton delves into the relationship of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge behind the scenes when their romance became known in 2006.
Mr. Morton writes: “Kate would have felt doubts about her in certain circles.
“While she was seen as a ‘beautiful and wise’ girl, there were those in royal and aristocratic circles who believed that the Middletons were in the middle of the road in front of the House of Windsor.”
A Scottish nobleman said to Mr. Morton: “It was felt that she was out of stock.
“William was expected to find a suitable bride under the aristocracy or European royalties – one of his peers.
“Kate was treated abominably behind her back by some who should have shown better manners.”
Morton draws a comparison between the Duchess of Cambridge and William‘s deceased mother, Princess Diana, who also found it hard to bear the stress of royal life at the start of her relationship with Prince Charles.
He writes: “But Lady Diana Spencer had a title, lived in a stately home and knew the royal family as neighbors.
“Kate had none of those social benefits.
“The uncertainties inherent in a budding romance are all the more felt when an ordinary citizen falls in love with a prince.”
Mr. Morton also reports that Kate’s family, including her mother Carole Middleton, was the victim of some snobbish jabs.
He writes: “It turned out that William’s friends from the upper class thought it was funny to say ‘Doors to manual!’ Calling when they talked about the airline’s former stewardess – a story denied by Clarence House – it reinforced the opinion of some commentators that Kate is not “breeding” to become queen. “
In the meantime, when Kate and William broke up in 2007, the author writes that Kate’s own friends welcomed the split.
Morton writes: “In April 2007, when Clarence House unofficially informed the world that the romance between William and Kate had taken its course, some of her friends shed a tear.
The predominant response for most of them was, “Thank goodness it’s over!”
For years they had watched helplessly as Kate, whose university dissertation had been on Lewis Carroll, had gradually disappeared into the rabbit hole in the Windsor wonderland and left her friends in the cold. “
However, the couple soon reunited, and William took Kate to a romantic Seychelles getaway that summer, where they made a secret pact of dedication to each other.
By 2010 he was ready to go on one knee and secretly put his mother’s world-famous engagement ring in his backpack to surprise Kate with when he introduced her to the remote Kenyan mountains.