Prince William and Kate Middleton have never denied the fact that they briefly broke up before their engagement—but uh...turns out the breakup was actually pretty messy. The pair separated in the early aughts, and apparently Kate was upset to find out that William went on a post-split "boys' trip."
The Duchess of Cambridge: How Kate Middleton Became A Future Queen (a book about Kate) alleges that William decided to go on an all-boys sailing trip with his close friend Guy Pelly, who Kate "never thought highly of."
The Duchess was reportedly "miserable" to find out that Guy hired an all-female crew for the vacation (something Vanity Fair has also reported on), and a friend claims she "really let her guard down" while William was away, and "was debating whether or not she should text or call him."
Obviously, the pair reunited and are now married with a million adorable children, so it all worked out in the end. Still though...
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.