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Prince William and Kate Middleton may have one big happy family now, but there was once a time when they weren’t so sure things would pan out. In Katie Nicholl’s new book “Kate: The Future Queen,” she revealed that William and Kate had made a marriage pact years ago while they were still dating. The pact, which they made in 2007, was meant to take the pressure off their relationship and ensure they would end up together.
The couple broke up briefly shortly after the pact was made, but reunited in the end.
“There on the paradise island, William promised Kate that he was in the relationship for the long term,” Nicholl’s wrote. “For the very first time, they talked seriously about marriage, and with the ocean before them and beneath the night sky, they made a pact to marry.”
William and Kate spoke about their break up during their interview with Tom Bradby after their engagement.
“We were both very young,” William 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.”
The couple then wed in April 2011 and went on to have three children. This past spring they celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary. Maybe the pact was a good idea after all.