Tearful Kate Middleton tells Prince William: I want us to be happy again
But Now can reveal their romantic union at Kensington Palace to mark Wills' return from his six-week tour of duty in the Falklands has made Kate, 30, reflect on how life has changed since their lavish wedding last April.
Since their nuptials, they've spent 42 days apart.
Wills, 30, has performed 93 engagements and Kate 42, not counting family duties.
Now those close to Kate reveal that this whirlwind of social events, coupled with Wills' absence, have left her battling loneliness and hankering for the time when they could just curl up together in their Anglesey cottage.
‘The reason Wills waited so long before proposing was so that Kate would have a better understanding of what things would be like,' says a source.
‘But no matter how much she loves him she had no idea how it would affect their relationship.'
Read the full story about Kate Middleton and Prince William in Now magazine dated 9 April 2012 - out now!