The Cruel Way Prince William Treated Kate Middleton Early in Their Relationship

Every time we see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, they appear to be completely in love with each other. Although we don’t see them showing much PDA since it’s against royal rules, we can see from the looks of happiness on their faces that they are totally connected. There’s no doubt they adore and respect each other.

Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton | Chris Jackson / Getty Images

Royal fans can certainly agree that Prince William and Kate Middleton seem to be made for each other. After all, it is almost impossible to imagine either of them with anyone else.

Will and Kate have been together for almost two decades, and have always supported each other along the way. The prince stuck by Kate’s side as she adjusted to the pressures of royal life in the spotlight. The Duchess knew that William was always there for her.

In fact, when we look back at the day they married, William can be seen telling Kate just how beautiful she looked in her iconic gown as she joined him at the altar. With all of the admiration that they have for each other, it is hard to believe that things weren’t always as perfect as they are now. In fact, many fans may not be aware of the cruel way that Prince William treated Kate early on in their relationship.

They were friends first

We all know that Prince William and Kate Middleton first made each other’s acquaintance at the University of Saint Andrews when they were both young college students. Kate was actually dating someone else at the time. She and William were nothing more than just friends. They ended up as roommates with other students.

Prince William has said he began seeing Kate in a completely new light when he watched her walk in a charity fashion show. She was wearing a sheer dress and her wavy hair was cascading over her shoulders. It wasn’t long before the two became romantically involved. When they came forward as a couple, the world just knew it was the beginning of something special.

A royal proposal and lavish wedding

William and Kate spent years dating and even broke up on two occasions. Their relationship certainly wasn’t easy. Especially with Kate suddenly becoming the focus of photographers who followed her every move, and William trying to protect her.

After being dubbed “Waity Katie” by the news media, the couple finally announced the wonderful news that they were engaged. Kate Middleton began wearing the amazing sapphire and diamond ring that was once worn by Princess Diana. A few months later, she and William officially became husband and wife in a wedding that cost an estimated $34 million dollars.

After being married for a few years, they welcomed Prince George in 2013, Princess Charlotte in 2015, and finally, little Prince Louis in 2018. Every time the family makes an appearance, it’s apparent just how happy they are.

Prince William treated Kate Middleton in a cruel way early in their relationship

It’s pretty surprising to learn that Prince William wasn’t so nice to Kate in the beginning. According to a biographer, Kate was “treated like a servant” by her future husband when their relationship first began. It is said that he didn’t always speak to her as nicely as he could have, being “curt” and “flippant” most of the time.

As a result, Kate often felt “taken for granted.” She even felt ignored and neglected at times. Prince William explains the situation by saying that they were both “very young.” He probably didn’t realize what he was doing wrong, and obviously, Kate was willing to move past it. We are so glad that everything worked out for the best since Kate and William are such a beloved couple.