“I was greatly saddened.” The expert told what event darkened the engagement of Kate Middleton and Prince William

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Kate Middleton and Prince William (Photo: Matt Dunham / Pool via REUTERS)

Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot in 2011 and will celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary this year.

Queen Elizabeth’s grandson proposed to Catherine on October 20, 2010 while on vacation in Kenya. According to Marie Claire, then the couple decided to keep the intrigue and reported the good news to relatives a few weeks later. And as it turned out, the Duchess of Cambridge reproaches herself for this decision.

Kate and William planned to officially announce their engagement on November 3rd. But the future duchess ” was heartbroken” since her grandfather Peter passed away at the age of 90 the day before.

“William accompanied Kate to the funeral. She was greatly saddened that she did not have time to tell her grandfather about her engagement to the prince. He would be happy to know about their marriage, ”writes royal expert Katie Nicholl in her book Kate: Our Future Queen ( Kate: our future queen).

The engagement was announced on November 16, just after William and Kate informed their loved ones, but the queen was the first to know, as the prince was required to get her approval.

Earlier, the media reported that Kate Middleton and Prince William own a secret residence.