When rumours were flying in March about Kate Middleton giving advice to Cressida Bonas, most people assumed the Duchess of Cambridge was giving hints on how to impress the Queen and dress like a royal.

But in the wake of Bonas and Prince Harry's breakup last month after two years of dating, it appears something very different may have been happening, and it could give a bit of insight into how much Kate has learned over the last decade about the royal family.

According to the U.K.'s Now Magazine, Bonas had been worried about the pressure of the whole country watching her every move. An insider told the publication that Kate "told Cressie how she benefited from taking time out when she was on a break from William. Kate said it might be best for them too.'"

That certainly seems to fall in line with Bonas' most recent public appearance at a club alongside Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, which mirrored Middleton's own partying during the months she was split from Prince William in 2007.

But is a break a good idea in general for a relationship? Relationship expert Steve Ward believes so. He told Psychology Today a pause can give individuals time for much-needed introspection.

“Breaks are sometimes necessary to create space and allow someone to come to the realization that they are happier, more productive, and better off with someone than without them,” he told the publication.

It certainly seemed to work for Kate and Will, so there could be hope for a Duchess Cressida yet.

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  • Britain's Prince Harry (2-L) and British socialite Cressida Bonas (3-L) watch the match during the Six Nations International rugby Union match between England and Wales at Twickenham, West London on March 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK

  • Britain's Prince Harry (L) and British socialite Cressida Bonas (R) watch the match during the Six Nations International rugby Union match between England and Wales at Twickenham, West London on March 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Prince Harry (R) and Cressida Bonas (L) take their seats during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on March 9, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

  • Britain's Prince Harry (2-L) and British socialite Cressida Bonas (R) watch the match during the Six Nations International rugby Union match between England and Wales at Twickenham, West London on March 9, 2014. AFP PHOTO/GLYN KIRK

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Cressida Bonas heclkling Prince Harry while he speaks as Free The Children hosts debut UK global youth empowerment event, We Day at Wembley Arena on March 7, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

  • Cressida Bonas, (R) girlfriend of Britain's Prince Harry, and British model and actress Isabella Calthorpe pose for pictures as they arrive for the WE Day event in north-west London, on March 7, 2014. Britain's Prince Harry and his long-term girlfriend Cressida Bonas have finally made their romance official with two very public outings in three days after spending months trying to avoid being pictured together. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Cressida Bonas, girlfriend of Britain's Prince Harry, poses for pictures as she arrives for the WE Day event in north-west London, on March 7, 2014. Britain's Prince Harry and his long-term girlfriend Cressida Bonas have finally made their romance official with two very public outings in three days after spending months trying to avoid being pictured together. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Cressidea Bonas, left, the girlfriend of Britain's Prince Harry, leaves after attending the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland's daughter Lady Melissa Percy to chartered surveyor Thomas van Straubenzee at St Michael's Church in Alnwick, England, Saturday, June 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

  • Cressida Bonas, who is the girlfriend of Britain's Prince Harry, leaves after attending the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland's daughter Lady Melissa Percy to chartered surveyor Thomas van Straubenzee at St Michael's Church in Alnwick, England, Saturday, June 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

  • HRH Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London.

  • Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London.

  • Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London.

  • Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London.

  • Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London.

  • Undated file photos of Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas as Prince Harry's deepening relationship with girlfriend Cressida Bonas has prompted punters to reach for their wallets.

  • Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London.

  • Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London.

  • Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London.

  • Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London.

  • Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London.

  • Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London.

  • Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London.

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    Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London.

  • We Day UK 2014

    HRH Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London.

  • We Day UK 2014

    HRH Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London.

  • We Day UK 2014

    Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London.

  • We Day UK 2014

    Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London.

  • We Day UK 2014

    Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas at WE Day, Wembley Arena, London.