Monday 5 December 2016

Like Kate and Will, Princess Beatrice's love split with Dave Clark might only be temporary

Published 08/08/2016 | 11:37

Princess Beatrice and David Clark walk across the grid during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 19, 2015 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice and David Clark walk across the grid during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 19, 2015 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice of York and Dave Clark pose at the Boodles Boxing Ball 2013 on September 21, 2013 at the Grosvenor House in London,England. (Photo by Dominic O'Neill/Boodles Boxing Ball Committee via Getty Images)
Dave Clark and Princess Beatrice of York attend day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice and Dave Clark pose for a photograph as they attend the 2010 Veuve Clicquot Manhatten Polo Classic on Governor's Island on June 27, 2010 in New York

Princess Beatrice's split with boyfriend of 10 years Dave Clark might only be temporary, according to friends.

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Much like her cousin Prince William and his wife of five years Kate Middleton who split briefly during their 10-year relationship while at St Andrew's University, insiders say time apart might make them realise what they have and reconcile.

The couple split in July and sent shockwaves through British society as they were expected to announce news of a marriage instead of a break-up.

"I think it might be a William and Kate-type split [the couple split briefly in 2007] - I wouldn't be surprised if they got back together," an insidert told the Daily Mail.

Dave Clark and Princess Beatrice of York attend day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Dave Clark and Princess Beatrice of York attend day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

"They are both open to that. As we all know, there are several types of split, and this is of the most amicable kind, with no one else involved. It's just they felt it was decision time.

"Her family are very supportive of both of them, very fond of him and very open-minded about them getting back together. She is staying in the US and not coming back here. They are both terribly upset at the moment."

They first met in 2006 hosted by Pierce Brosnan's son Sean and while Prince Williams might have first introduced them, but these days he reportedly "isn't a huge fan" of the American businessman, who works as a senior advisor to the CEO of Uber.

Since the birth of Princess Charlotte, Beatrice no longer requires the Queen’s permission to marry, and reports suggest there was extra pressure on David to propose throughout the past year.

Princess Beatrice and Dave Clark pose for a photograph as they attend the 2010 Veuve Clicquot Manhatten Polo Classic on Governor's Island on June 27, 2010 in New York
Princess Beatrice and Dave Clark pose for a photograph as they attend the 2010 Veuve Clicquot Manhatten Polo Classic on Governor's Island on June 27, 2010 in New York

A source said of the pair: “They both agreed that with no marriage in their future, it was time to go separate ways."

Princess Beatrice of York and Dave Clark pose at the Boodles Boxing Ball 2013 on September 21, 2013 at the Grosvenor House in London,England. (Photo by Dominic O'Neill/Boodles Boxing Ball Committee via Getty Images)
Princess Beatrice of York and Dave Clark pose at the Boodles Boxing Ball 2013 on September 21, 2013 at the Grosvenor House in London,England. (Photo by Dominic O'Neill/Boodles Boxing Ball Committee via Getty Images)

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