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.