he future king of England and his beautiful bride are basically the perfect couple. They’re so obviously in love with each other and act like newlyweds even after close to a decade of marriage. With class, charm, good looks, and three adorable children, it seems like Prince William and Kate Middleton are supernaturally blessed. But here’s something that most people forget – even though The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ended up together, history almost took another course. It turns out Prince William was originally meant to marry someone else. The rules of royal marriage have certainly relaxed over the years. History buffs may recall how Queen Elizabeth’s uncle, Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry his true love, Wallis Simpson. He had to give up his claim to kingship in order to marry an American divorcee.