Prince William’s shock outburst after splitting from Kate Middleton

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Prince William and Kate Middleton began dating as students at St Andrew’s University, and the pair had a rocky relationship in their early years together. 

As with many young couples, the royals split for a time, however it was Prince William’s reaction to their breakup that was the biggest shock. 

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Kate and William went their seperate ways in 2007, with William reportedly telling friends at the time “all the fun has gone” from their relationship.

The prince immediately went back to his old partying ways with his friends after they split.

He joined friends at Mahiki nightclub in London and according to online news site Parade, was spotted jumping on a table shouting: “I’m free!”

According to sources at the time, Kate should have seen the breakup coming. 

“He is only 24 and simply wasn’t ready to settle down. He has always had a roving eye, far more so than Harry, who is meant to be the family playboy. That’s something Kate has always known and accepted – it was part of the deal, if you like,” a source told the Evening Standard in 2007.

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William and Kate met at St Andrews University (Credit: Getty)

At the time, Kate reportedly did everything she could to make him stay – playing a waiting game one minute and then hard-to-get the next.

“Just the other week, she said she intended to be photographed at as many places as she could without William to punish him for all those pictures that appeared of him clubbing with other girls,” a source told at the time. 

Prince William was spotted leaving Mahiki nightclub in London on April 27, 2007. (Credit: Getty)

Kate, however, handled things like the Queen she was destined to become.

The future Duchess of Cambridge was photographed around London putting on a brave face, and very much showing Prince William what he was missing. 

She was seen out partying, but always kept her cool, and never made a fool of herself. 

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Kate retaliated and was photographed out partying 2007. (Credit: Getty)

Eventually, the royal couple managed to patch things up after a few months apart.

Their break seemed to be just what the Prince needed to see what he was missing, and he proposed to Kate in 2010, with the couple marrying in 2011. 

When the couple announced their engagement in 2010, they were asked about their 2007 split.

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

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

“I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you’re younger and, you know, I really valued that for me as well, although I didn’t think it at the time.”

William said of their early relationship: “We were both very young.

“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.”

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