Wills and Kate Have Split

Brits mourn fairtytale marriage of Prince William to commoner Kate Middleton
By Caroline Miller,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2007 4:49 PM CDT
In this photo made available Sunday Feb. 11, 2007 Prince William and his girlfriend Kate Middleton watch the England against Italy Six Nation rugby match at Twickenham stadium in London, Saturday Feb....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Prince William's four-year romance with shopgirl Kate Middleton is off, the Sun reported in a "world exclusive" today. Though palace-watchers had been betting on another fairytale wedding at St. Paul's, the couple has been growing apart since Wills started his military service, and seemed to prefer carousing with army buddies to  canoodling with Kate, the Sun reports.

After having a front row seat for the unraveling of his parents' union, the prince is said to feel he's too young to make a commitment. And relentless press attention to Kate added stress. "He, more than anyone else, will not be pressured into marriage by a media scrum hungry for an announcement," a pal told the Sun.