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New details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's courtship chaos revealed

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Kate and William are now regarded as the safest pair of hands in The Firm. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Kate and William are now regarded as the safest pair of hands in The Firm. (Photo: Gallo Images/Getty Images)

To the world, they seem like the perfect couple: solid in their love for each other, doting parents to three young children, compassionate to others – a steadfast pair in a family scarred by divorce and drama.

Yet William and Kate’s road to the altar was pocked with many a pothole – and it took an ultimatum from the duchess before a ring was placed on her finger.

All this and more is contained in the intriguing new book Battle of the Brothers: William, Harry and the Inside Story of a Family in Tumult by Robert Lacey, respected royal author and historian to the Netflix hit series The Crown.

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