After the new year, William's military commitments — he was to be stationed with the Household Cavalry at Bovington Barracks in Dorset for three months — kept the couple from seeing each other, and Kate was growing increasingly uncomfortable with the aggressive paparazzi and media attention she was getting as his girlfriend.William was also going out a lot with other guys in the barracks; he was spotted on a number of occasions drinking, dancing, and "being flirty" with women in London, which further angered Kate.In late 2006, Kate's family invited William to celebrate New Year's Eve with them.The Middletons booked a house in the snowy Scotland countryside.In 2007, four years after they began dating and four years before tying the knot, the royal couple hit a rough patch and decided to part ways.Clarence House declined to comment about the relationship's end at the time, saying, "We don't comment on Prince William's private life." So why did they split?
23 November 2010: The Prince and Miss Middleton announce their wedding will take place on APril 29, 2011."I didn't really plan it that far in advance," William told reporters after the engagement was made public."I just knew I wanted it to feel comfortable where I did it and I wanted it to mean something, other than just the act of getting engaged." As we all know, in April 2011, Will and Kate went on to marry in one of the biggest and most newsworthy weddings of our generation.October 2005: Kate's lawyers - the same used by the Prince of Wales - ask newspaper editors to leave her alone, claiming she is being hounded by photographers.
January 2006: William is photographed kissing Kate in public for the first time during a skiing break in Klosters.August 2006: They holiday in Ibiza ahead of William's final term at Sandhurst.