Prince William recently sparked a debate over whether or not he was present during Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II's first meeting.

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen first met back in 2008 at the wedding of Prince William's cousin, Peter Phillips, in Windsor. According to Ainhoa Barcelona, a journalist for Hello!, Middleton was alone during the event. But during the couple's joint engagement interview with BBC, the Duke of Cambridge implied that he was there.

In the interview, Middleton was asked what it was like meeting Prince William's grandmother for the first time. The royal mom of three said that her first encounter with the Queen turned out fine.

"Well, I first met her at Peter and Autumn's wedding and again it was in amongst a lot of other guests. She was very friendly, and yes, it was fine," Middleton said.

Prince William sensed Middleton's nerves during the televised interview and chimed in. "She was very welcoming. She knew it was a big day and everything was going on with Peter and Autumn, she had wanted to meet Kate for a while, so it was very nice for her to come over and say hello, we had a little chat and got on really well," the duke added.

Prince William's statement made royal fans confused. It was reported that he skipped his cousin's wedding to attend his ex-girlfriend Jecca Craig's brother's nuptials. However, his decision wasn't deemed as a royal snub.

"Prince William is going to be out of the country this weekend on a long-standing prior engagement," the insider told Telegraph. "It is an unfortunate clash but he spoke to his cousin Peter and he is fine with the situation. His girlfriend will be going in his absence."

In related news, Middleton and Prince William admitted on the same interview that they broke up years before their wedding. According to the Duchess of Cambridge, it was a hard time and it made her stronger.

"I think I at the time wasn't very happy about it, but actually it made me a stronger person," Middleton said. "You find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn't realised. Or I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you are younger."

In addition, Middleton's awkward reaction during her first meeting with Prince William resurfaced. According to the Duchess of Cambridge, she "went bright red" and "scuttled off feeling very shy" about meeting her future husband.

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Prince William's comments about Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II's first meeting sparks debate. Pictured: Middleton and Prince William in the Royal Box before South Africa's Kevin Anderson plays Serbia's Novak Djokovic in their men's singles final match on the thirteenth day of the 2018 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 15, 2018. Getty Images/Glyn Kirk