The British royal family had heartbreaking reservations about Kate Middleton and Prince William’s romance.

According to a report, it was revealed that the members of the Firm had reservations when it came to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s relationship. The couple met at the University of St. Andrews in 2001. They started as friends and in 2005, Prince William and Middleton looked very much in love after their graduation.

However, despite being together for years, Middleton waited until 2008 to be given the official status of being a royal girlfriend. According to a report from The Guardian in 2007, there were “slight reservations” about Prince William marrying Middleton who was out of the “aristocratic circles.” The delay could be due to Middleton being considered a “commoner.”

According to Katie Nicholl, due to Middleton’s long wait for Prince William’s proposal, she was dubbed “Waity Katie.” Middleton didn’t like the moniker, but for the royal biographer, she was a model of what a royal princes should be.

“Kate has always been a model of what a royal princess should be: patient, loyal; when the prince has needed his time, she's given it to him,” Nicholl told CBS News in 2009.

“She’s been exemplary, but ‘Waity Katie’ has stuck, and it's a nickname that she absolutely despises.”

Queen Elizabeth II also avoided Middleton for five years. The Queen didn’t meet the Duchess of Cambridge immediately while she was dating Prince William instead she “steered clear” from Middleton. According to sources, the Queen did it because she wanted to meet her when everything between her and Prince William was already serious. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s courtship lasted for almost a decade and they faced two major breakups before they got engaged.

Queen Elizabeth II and Middleton first met at Peter Phillips’ wedding. According to Middleton, the Queen “was very friendly” and their first meeting was fine.

In related news, Prince William and Middleton already arrived in Balmoral to join Queen Elizabeth II. The Cambridges boarded a commercial flight to Scotland, but netizens alleged that their effort was just a PR stunt.

Kate Middleton, Prince William
Kate Middleton, Prince William wave as they travel in the 1902 State Landau carriage along the Processional Route to Buckingham Palace, in London on April 29, 2011. Getty Images/Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP