The story of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s first meeting is very charming


n this Handout Image provided by Clarence House, Kate Middleton and Prince William on the day of their graduation ceremony at St Andrew's University in St Andrew's on June 23, 2005 in Scotland. (Photo by the Middleton Family/Clarence House via GettyImages)
n this Handout Image provided by Clarence House, Kate Middleton and Prince William on the day of their graduation ceremony at St Andrew’s University in St Andrew’s on June 23, 2005 in Scotland. (Photo by the Middleton Family/Clarence House via GettyImages)
Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis after Prince Louis’ christening at St James’s Palace on July 09, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images)
26 March 2002: Kate models during a student fashion show watched by fellow student Prince William at St. Andrews University
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Kate Middleton, girlfriend of Prince William, during their graduation ceremony at St Andrews, Thursday June 23, 2005. William got a 2:1 in geography after four years studying for his Master of Arts. (Photo by Anwar Hussein Collection/ROTA/WireImage)
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Prince William and Kate Middleton enjoy a moment
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Kate Middleton and Prince William’s long-spanning love story has been documented in pretty much medium possible: a cheesy Lifetime movie, near-daily coverage of their family life and their 2011 wedding which was watched by millions of people around the world.

But none of that was possible without their first meeting – one which is typically adorable of the happy couple, whose cherished early days of their relationship are mostly public knowledge; including the fact that they were friends and roommates at St Andrew’s University in Scotland

Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding, there is renewed interest in the British royal family and royal watchers have been noticing specific highlights bout Kate and William’s 2010 engagement interview, during which they detail how exactly they first met in 2001.

During their introduction, Kate, who reportedly curtseyed to her future husband, said she “went bright red… and scuttled off feeling very shy.”



Prince William and Kate Middleton enjoy a momentPrince William and Kate Middleton enjoy a moment

Prince William and Kate Middleton enjoy a moment

“William wasn’t there for quite a bit of the time initially, he wasn’t there from Fresher’s Week, so it did take a bit of time for us to get to know each other.

“But we did become very close friends from quite early on.”

They remained a couple throughout most of their college years and split briefly in 2007 for a number of months before reuniting and three years later, William popped the question in Kenya.

Other tidbits from the interview are also recirculating, which included the first time Kate met Queen Elizabeth in 2008 at the wedding of Peter Phillips and former business consultant Autumn.

“She was very welcoming,” he said. “She knew it was a big day and everything was going on with Peter and Autumn, she had wanted to meet Kate for a while, so it was very nice for her to come over and say hello, we had a little chat and got on really well.”

The couple, who have been together for 17 years, are fresh from a family holiday to Mustique with their children Prince George (five), Princess Charlotte (three) and Prince Louis (three months) and are believed to be spending the rest of their summer divided between their country estate Amner Hall in Norfolk and the Middleton family home in Bucklebury, Berkshire.



Members of the Royal Family (L-R) Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (with Princess Charlotte and Prince George) and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past of aircraft by the Royal Air Force, in London on June 9, 2018Members of the Royal Family (L-R) Britain's Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (with Princess Charlotte and Prince George) and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past of aircraft by the Royal Air Force, in London on June 9, 2018

Members of the Royal Family (L-R) Britain’s Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (with Princess Charlotte and Prince George) and Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past of aircraft by the Royal Air Force, in London on June 9, 2018

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