Kate Middleton's heartbreaking parking lot phone call when Prince William made this major decision

Kate Middleton and Prince William's fairytale romance had a blip back in 2007

Kate Middleton's heartbreaking phone call, Prince William's girlfriend, at the Sovereign's Parade at Sandhurst Military Academy to watch the passing-out parade on December 15, 2006 in Surrey, England.
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Kate Middleton's heartbreaking parking lot moment that occurred during her and Prince William's 2007 break up has been detailed by her former colleagues. 

  • Kate Middleton and Prince William briefly called time on their romance back in 2007, just a few years before tying the knot at Westminster Abbey in April 2011. 
  • Kate suffered a sad moment in her work parking lot when she and William had a particularly heartbreaking phone call, according to her former coworkers. 
  • This royal news comes after Kate's clubbing outfits from her pre-royal party days went viral online. 

Kate and William share one of the most famous love stories in royal history and are parents to Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, living happily between Kensington Palace and Amner Hall.

However, it wasn't always smooth sailing for the loved-up Cambridges, who were first introduced when they were young university students. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met at St Andrews University in Scotland way back in 2001 and quickly became close friends before their relationship blossomed.

Kate Middleton's heartbreak - Prince William walks with his girlfriend Kate Middleton after his graduation ceremony at RAF Cranwell on April 11, 2008 in Sleaford, England

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After graduating, Kate went on to work as a fashion buyer for Jigsaw, while William pursued his military career and the relationship began to feel strained, with the couple even splitting at one point. 

And one of Kate's former colleagues recounted witnessing devastated Kate have a phone call with William as the pair agreed to end things. 

"It was clear it was William - and definitely a tiff. Around the middle of the day, she was pacing the car park outside the office on her mobile. A few people noticed because it's a pretty unusual thing to do. She'd deliberately gone outside to take the call because she didn't want to be overheard," the insider reportedly told The Mirror at the time. 

Kate Middleton's heartbreak - Kate Middleton watches Prince William compete in the Chakravarty Cup charity polo match at Ham Polo Club on June 17, 2006 in Richmond, England.

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"Kate was walking up and down and looking upset as if she was having an argument. But she didn't cry. Word went round that it was William and they were having problems," the royal insider is said to have added, before saying, "When she came back to the office she didn't say a thing and disappeared for the rest of the day."

While the parting of ways for Kate and William was short-lived, it's believed that Kate was distraught by the split. 

The Duchess even touched on it during her and the future King's iconic 2010 engagement interview, confessing that the time apart was good for her. 

Kate Middleton's heartbreak - Prince William and Kate Middleton pose for photographs in the State Apartments of St James Palace on November 16, 2010 in London, England. After much speculation, Clarence House today announced the engagement of Prince William to Kate Middleton. The couple will get married in either the Spring or Summer of next year and continue to live in North Wales while Prince William works as an air sea rescue pilot for the RAF. The couple became engaged during a recent holiday in Kenya having been together for eight years.

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

"You find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn’t realised, or I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you are younger and I really valued that time for me as well although I didn’t think it at the time. Looking back on it."

Caitlin Elliott
News Editor

Caitlin is News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Caitlin started on local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree. She also worked in Fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team. Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role.