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Things are going pretty swell for Kate Middleton and Prince William – their relationship is strong and their first child’s due date is rapidly approaching. But it wasn’t always so happy. And now the truth is finally coming out about the real reason behind the big breakup before the finally got engaged.

According to HollywoodLife, the secrets of Kate and William’s split and subsequent reunion have been revealed in a new book”Kate” by Michael O’Mara, which breaks down the royal couple’s 2007 breakup in extreme detail, describing that Kate and William had come to a serious crossroad after dating for four years:

When his father Charles was wooing Diana and the relationship reached a crossroads, Prince Philip told him that he needed to take action one way or another. And Charles proposed. When William was faced with a similar dilemma he went the other way.

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Kate was devastated by the breakup, Michael writes, which was only made worse when William went to London nightclub, flirted with countless girls, and even stood on a table at one point and screamed, “I’m free!”

But two can play that game: Kate documents how the Duchess started going out more, doing her own share of flirting after the breakup: “Her dresses grew shorter, her tops lower… Once inside a party she put on a pair of pink silk bunny ears and proceeded, as one partygoer put it, to ‘tease all the boys.’”

But enough was enough. Apparently compelled by his father’s disappointment over having failed to marry his first love, Camilla immediately, William realized that he’d had what he wanted all along with Kate, and began trying to prove himself worthy of her.

After a lot of trying, Kate finally let William back in. “We were both finding ourselves and being different characters,” Prince William stated. “It was very much trying to find our own way and we were growing up so it was just a bit of space and it worked out for the better.”

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Once back together nothing was going to split them up, and Kate recounts the days leading up to their engagement:

Kate and William had a lot to discuss, and some lost time to make up for. In September, they flew to the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. At night they relaxed over a candlelit supper on the beach. It was during this break that they made an agreement with each other. For the next few years, they would work and enjoy their lives, knowing that at some point when the time was right, they would be husband and wife – and perhaps parents too.

And we are sure glad they did. So…now that this has been settled we can get back to geeking out over the upcoming birth of the royal baby!

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