Prince William and Kate Middleton have been together for a long time, so it's easy to forget they met when they were still in their teens. They have gone through thick and thin, from navigating the difficult waters of public life to taking three children to the world.
The relationship between Middleton and Prince William is absolutely solid – and may even have started earlier than previously thought after a new report.
When did Prince William meet Kate Middleton?
Kate Middleton was born into a middle-class family in 1982. During her childhood and youth, Middleton visited the best schools, along with her brother and sister.
Her parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, probably encouraged her daughter to go to college so she could work with them on her party piece shop. With her family having a considerable fortune, mainly accumulated through Michael Middleton's Trust Fund, she could have visited any college she wished, and there were certainly many noble schools to choose from.
Middleton might have decided when she met Prince William around the year 2001. The young prince had just begun his college career and settled at the prestigious University of St. Andrews. His serious demeanor and keen sense meant he was well suited to higher education, and the relatively private campus at the University of St Andrews meant that Prince William could continue his studies in peace. Nevertheless, his world was turned upside down when he met Kate Middleton in 2001.
Did Kate Middleton change school just to be with Prince William?
A recent report has revealed that Kate Middleton and Prince William fell in love with St. Andrews, they actually met sometime earlier. The report states that Middleton had met Prince William through mutual friends in high school and that the young prince had impressed her so much that she decided to change her decision to go to college.
The source claims that Middleton originally intended to enroll at the University of Edinburgh, but that at some point when she intermarried with Prince William, she decided to enroll at the University of St. Andrews instead.
It's definitely true that Prince William and Kate Middleton were just friends for some time before dating. Allegedly, it was the turning point for Prince William, as he witnessed Middleton stalking her stuff on a fashion show runway wearing a sheer dress with little underwear.
Their relationship has grown and evolved Middleton's love story has had ups and downs. They dated for a few years in the early 2000s before briefly leaving in 2007 after graduating from the University of St. Andrews.
Allegedly, it has become increasingly difficult for Middleton to cope with the headlight pressure, as well as the usual problems of maintaining a long-distance relationship. Prince William had begun to embrace his royal duties and devote himself to the Royal Military Academy.
Obviously, the couple was able to clarify their differences. Eventually they decided to fight for their relationship and in 2010 they became engaged. Her royal wedding in 2011 was the television event of the year. Thousands of spectators watched the young couple tie the knot.
These days, Prince William and Kate Middleton are the loving parents of three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. If they come any closer to a day when they rule Britain, they will need to lean on each other more than ever.