The Duchess of Cambridge was bored and alone when the Duke of Cambridge was away on RAF duties, echoing Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew.
However, William and Kate have now been happily married for nearly eight years. And their union seems to be going from strength to strength.
Meanwhile, Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew still have rumours going on about their rekindled romance, despite their split after ten years of marriage in 1986. Royal author, Katie Nicholl’s 2010 book: ‘William and Harry’ reveals how Kate Middleton shares one trait in particular with the Duchess of York.
Ms Nicholl wrote a lot of things in her book.
“His military commitments left very little time for Kate. She was left in London while the Prince was stationed all over the UK and sent on missions to Afghanistan and the Caribbean. It was quite a difficult period for Kate. Prince William’s decision to join the RAF full-time left his wife, Kate as stunned as anyone”.
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“His determination to establish a career before committing to marriage meant that for Kate Middleton, it would mean a very long wait indeed, before they finally became engaged to be married. William’s dedication to his military training and career in the RAF also meant that he often missed family occasions”.
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The Duke of Cambridge also looked up to his uncle, Prince Andrew in his determination to become a helicopter pilot.
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However, the Duke of York’s demanding Naval career left Fergie lonely and struggling in the first five years of their marriage. She said how her husbands’s relentless schedule meant that they saw each other as little as 40 days a year. She even learned to pilot helicopters herself so that she would feel closer to her husband.
Although the royal couple separated in the year 1991 and went for a divorce in 1996. However, they have maintained a somewhat unorthodox friendship since then. Sarah continued to live in the family home at Windsor with Prince Andrew. And the pair still happily co-habit today.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate have now stepped up their royal duties together. As Prince William left his Air Ambulance pilot career in 2017.