KATE and Prince William’s clever tactics to hide their relationship in the early years have been exposed in a new documentary.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate went to extra lengths to ensure their relationship remained a secret. Royal experts Victoria Arbiter, Tom Quinn and Rebecca English discuss the difficulty of keeping their relationship hidden in Channel 5’s documentary William and Kate: Too Good to Be True?. The trio of royal experts all argued Prince William was well aware of the global interest into his love life from a young age.
Despite this, he insisted on taking steps to ensure he and Kate’s relationship was as hidden as possible.
During the documentary, Ms Arbiter said: “Kate and William would employ all the obvious tactics.
“They wouldn’t hold hands walking down the street.
“They would arrive at a party at different times.”
Ms English added: “Prince William was always very protective of the relationship.
“This is because he knew that if a light was shined on it there was really no going back.
“He once said to me, you don’t know the pressure.
“You meet a girl and you want to enjoy developing your relationship with quietly in private but the minute I start dating somebody the whole world knows about it.”
Mr Quin also reflected on the emerging news that Kate and William were in a relationship and how the Prince dealt with this.
The royal commentator said: “Inevitably, stuff leaked out about his relationship with Kate.
“It was beginning to be in the gossip columns.
“If you are going to be the future King you just can’t hide that sort of relationship.”
Despite the circulation of rumours, on multiple occasions, Prince William denied having a girlfriend.
Ms Arbiter added: “Kate did attend William’s 21st birthday at Windsor Castle.
“But at the time Prince William was quoted in the press saying he didn’t have a steady girlfriend.
“Of course, we now know he and Kate were pretty serious about each other then.”