In her book “The Making of a Royal Romance”, royal author Katie Nicholl revealed that William did not want to tie the knot at a very young age. When asked about settling down in 2005, he said: “Look, I’m only 22 for God’s sake. I’m too young to marry at my age. I don’t want to get married until I am at least 28 or maybe 30.” Prince William also thought that his brother Harry would get married before him.
The royal author said: “If it hurt Kate when William hinted that his younger brother Harry was more likely to tie the knot before they would, she didn’t show it.”
The expert also claimed that Kate insisted she was not in a hurry to get married to Prince William.
According to the book, the future King was also hesitant to make Kate his wife because he was aware that his father, Prince Charles, had been pressured into marrying his mother, Princess Diana.
Ms Nicholl told the International Business Times: “He was aware his father had been pressured into marrying Diana because she was deemed the suitable bride.
“He was reluctant to bow to similar pressure and vowed not to be hurried at the altar.
“He made his feelings clear, telling a journalist in an off-guard moment that he had no plans of getting married any time soon.”
The Duke of Cambridge proposed to Kate during a holiday in Kenya in 2010, with Kate calling him a “true romantic”.
The couple got married at Westminster Abbey in London in 2011 after eight years together.
Their wedding was watched by millions of people worldwide.
William and Kate met at the University of St Andrews while studying and dated privately until 2004.
Aside from a temporary split in 2007, the couple have always remained solid.
They now have three children, Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two.