The fairytale love story of Prince William and Kate Middleton is one of the most iconic and beloved love stories of the 21st century. Since their relationship began, they’ve captivated the world with their adoration for one another.
During William and Kate’s engagement interview, the world watched as the future King and his soon-to-be bride talked about their engagement. During the interview, the host asked about one of the biggest moments in their relationship: when Kate met William’s grandmother for the first time.
Kate’s response was interesting. She said, “I first met her at Peter and Autumn’s wedding. Um… she was very friendly and… no… it was fine.” This moment had Royal fans scratching their heads, but then William jumped in with his own memory of their first meeting. He said, “She was very welcoming. She knew it was a big day for Peter and Autumn and she had wanted to meet Kate for a while, so it was very nice for her to come over and say hello, we had a little chat and got on really well."
If their awkward account of meeting the Queen made watchers a little confused, it was because it was rather confusing. Especially given William’s contribution. The reason why is simple: William wasn’t there for their first meeting, so the “little chat” that he recalled never happened. During the wedding, William was in Africa for a previously scheduled engagement and he sent Kate in his place.
Fans were so baffled at why William would choose to jump in and give his own account of what happened between Kate and the Queen. The recall of Prince William’s nonexistent meeting with Kate and the Queen was rather odd and made up, and while he didn’t dilute their relationship or make mocking comments, he did distort the truth.
Nearly eight years later, the engagement interview has resurfaced- leaving Royal fans in a debate about why William chose to lie in the first place; did Kate and the Queen not have a good first interaction? Did William find his way to the wedding secretly? Today, the Queen and Kate appear to be very close! All fans want to know is why did he lie? What do you think?