This rumor takes place on July 28, 2007 when Prince Andrew, Duke of York, was leaving a big party. It was a big party in Saint-Tropez organized by Tony Murray, the Franco-English industrialist, according to The Sun. Indeed, that day, Prince Andrew, 61, was seen in the arms of a young woman who looked a lot like Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, 40 years old. Many thought it was the current Duchess of Cambridge.
Indeed, being one of the guests, Prince Andrew was very intimate with a young woman. Young woman who, from a distance, was willingly confused with Kate Middleton, the wife of Prince William, 39 years old. “Some people thought she was Kate Middleton at first. From a distance, they look alike. They thought Andrew was kissing William’s girlfriend,” New York artist Jeffery Dread told the Daily Mail in 2007. “They were dancing together by the pool, away from the crowds. Then I saw them hugging, kissing and cuddling,” the insider added. Remember that at this time, Prince William, nephew of Prince Andrew, was not yet married to Kate Middleton, the mother of Prince George, Prince Charlotte and Prince Louis. However, the couple had already formalized their relationship. One can easily imagine the scandal that a kiss between Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, could have given.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge had nothing to do with the party
Of course, this woman who was with Prince Andrew, Duke of York, at this evening was not Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. It was, in fact, Pascale Bourbeau, a former Canadian model and daughter of politician Andrew Bourbeau. However, a few days before this party, Prince Andrew, father of Princesses Beatrice of York and Eugenie of York, was seen in an embrace with Chris Von Aspen, the 27-year-old American socialist.
This period was obviously the Roaring Twenties of the brother of Prince Charles, 73 years old. Indeed, during the 2000s, the “favorite” son of Queen Elizabeth II of England would have been in a relationship with many young women. A source at the Daily Mail had notably confided on the subject: “These years have been really crazy for Andrew. He clearly had a midlife crisis”. “A lot of girls gravitated towards Andrew,” the insider concluded.
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