In her new book Kate: The Future Queen, royal correspondent Katie Nicholl reveals that the couple discussed marriage during the early days of courtship. It wasn’t that they wanted to get hitched right away, but to make sure they’d end up together – no matter what time had in store for them.
“There on the paradise island, William promised Kate that he was in the relationship for the long term,” Katie wrote. “For the very first time, they talked seriously about marriage and with the ocean before them and beneath the night sky, they made a pact to marry.”
Truthfully, the pair did break up after supposedly locking each other down for life, but it was short-lived. A promise is a promise, hey?!
“We were both very young,” Will said, looking back. “It was at university. We were sort of both finding ourselves as such and being different characters and stuff, it was very much trying to find our own way and we were growing up.”
After getting back together, Will and Kate dated for three years before he formally asked her for her hand in 2010 (they wed just 12 months later.)
Fast-forward eight years (and three super cute kids!) and the pair still look as loved up as ever. Maybe a marriage pact is a great idea after all?