They said it wouldn’t last … the split that is. When Prince William and his girlfriend of four years Kate Middleton split earlier this year many observed that the separation was “temporary.” If you happened to be one of those people, give yourself a pat on the back—-it seems you were right.
According to British newspapers, 25-year-old Prince William and Kate Middleton have resumed their relationship. The newspapers report that the stylish couple attended a party together earlier this month and William has invited Kate to attend the much hyped memorial concert he and his brother Prince Harry are planning to honor their late mother, Princess Diana. The massive shindig will be held at London’s Wembley Stadium a week from today.
Naturally, no one associated with the royals would comment about the young couple’s reunion, but that hasn’t stopped Britain’s News of The World tabloid from claiming William and Kate have been on a “string of low key dates since their April split.”
I don’t know about you, but my theory is this: the entire “break-up” was a hoax. It occurred as a result of the media’s constant speculation that William and Kate were about to marry. I think that William and his brother Harry have spent so much time and effort putting together this tribute to their mother that they didn’t want anything to distract from it. And considering the brothers agreed to make themselves available for interviews (did you see the one that Matt Lauer conducted with them last week for “Dateline NBC”) to promote the event, I think it was part of their strategy to keep the attention focused on the concert rather than their love lives. Think about it; that’s hard to do when you have every tabloid in the country announcing a purported engagement.
If the reports of the reconciliation are true, I say hooray for them. Though, it does make me wonder what Kate got William for his 25th birthday last week. After all, what do you get a guy who seemingly has everything… and then some? Last Thursday, the prince gained access to part of the inheritance left him by his mother, and in theory he can now purchase just about anything his heart desires.
William’s bank account gets a serious boost – an estimated $500,000 to $600,000 a year – from the interest generated by the $13 million left to him by Princess Diana, who died in 1997. He’ll come into the full amount when he turns 30. According to Diana’s will, 22-year-old Harry will gain access to a similar amount when he turns 30. Until then the princes will harldy be living like paupers. According to the British press, both William and Harry earn about $44,000 a year as second lieutenants in the army, and the rest of their necessities – including housing, staff and incidentals are paid for by their father, Prince Charles.