The Duke and Duchess are the epitome of a happy royal marriage, but they did split up briefly in 2007 and according to a royal expert, Kate's family were part of the reason for the break-up.

Kate and William went their separate ways for a few months, after she reportedly gave the royal an ultimatum to propose, but Larscombe refers to Kate's family playing a part in the split, according to The Express.

Kate's mother Carole, who comes from a working-class background - descending from a line of impoverished Durham miners and builders - is a former air hostess, while her father Michael was an aircraft dispatcher for BA.
凯特的母亲卡罗尔来自工人阶级 -,是贫困的达勒姆矿工和建筑商的后代 。而她之前也是一名空姐,而她的父亲迈克尔是英国航空公司的飞机调度员。

Yet despite descending from humble beginnings, Kate's childhood was certainly very comfortable. Carole started the family firm Party Pieces selling children's party goods over the internet, from scratch and created a multi-million pound fortune.
尽管母亲的出生不高,但凯特的童年过得非常舒服。 卡罗尔开创了在互联网上销售儿童派对用品的家庭公司Party Pieces,从零开始创造了数百万英镑的财富。

Kate and William's split came in 2007 after they had been dating for five years since meeting at St Andrew's University.

The prince was starting a new chapter as Army officer with the Blues and Royals and was eager to avoid the mistake his parents had made by marrying too hastily.

During an interview to mark their engagement in November 2010, both admitted the brief time apart had been for the best.‘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,’ Kate said.

William added:'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 be for the best.'