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Meet the 5 Other Women Who Stole Prince William's Heart Before Kate Middleton

Popsugar logo Popsugar 17/04/2018 Terry Carter

Prince William and Kate Middleton. © Getty Prince William and Kate Middleton. You're probably already familiar with Prince William and Kate Middleton's love story, but the road to his happily ever after didn't come without its fair share of breakups. The 35-year-old, who is second in line for the throne, had a lively dating life before settling down with Kate in 2007. The couple famously tied the knot in 2011 and welcomed their first child, Prince George, in 2013. In 2015, Kate and William welcomed their second child, Princess Charlotte. Keep reading to discover more about the five other women who stole William's heart before Kate did.

Davina Duckworth-Chad

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William reportedly dated Davina in the late '90s, long before Kate was ever in the picture. According to E!, the young flames accompanied each other on a cruise to the Aegean sea in 1999. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to make things work, but the two remained friends and Davina even got an invite to the royal wedding in 2011. Another fun fact: Davina and William are technically related. Her mother was second cousins with Princess Diana, making her and William third cousins removed.

Arabella Musgrave

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Arabella and William dated briefly in 2001 after meeting at a holiday party. Their romance fizzled once William left to attend the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. The two mutually agreed not to pursue a long-distance relationship. Arabella was also invited to Kate and William's wedding. No hard feelings, right?

Rose Farquhar

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Although they were childhood friends, William and Rose began dating in university. According to E!, Rose was William's first serious girlfriend. They remain friends to this day. If her name sounds familiar, it's because she's the daughter of Captain Ian Farquhar, former Master of the Beaufort Hunt.

Jecca Craig

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Jecca and William's relationship is one of the most complicated on the list. William reportedly met Jecca in 2000 while he was on a gap year from university. He stayed on a Kenyan ranch owned by Jecca's parents at the time and the ex-couple even carried out a "pretend engagement," E! reports. Jecca was also rumoured to be the cause of Kate and William's split in 2007 due to his feelings for her, but nevertheless, he chose Kate.

Olivia Hunt

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Olivia was William's last official girlfriend before Kate came onto the scene. The pair dated in university, but that changed the moment William saw Kate at a charity fashion show. Luckily for William, Olivia understood his heart lie elsewhere. She reportedly remains "good friends" with William and Kate. Class act.

Kate Middleton

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Kate and William first met in 2001 as university students at the University of St. Andrews. In 2003, the couple took their relationship to the next level before taking a "break" in March 2007. After a wedding in 2011 and two adorable children later, Kate and William are expecting the arrival of their third child any day now. The lesson here? Regardless of how many ex-flames you may have, some things are just meant to be.

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