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Apr 14, Here is a timeline of major events marking their romance. romance. Prince William and Kate Middleton on their graudation day at St Andrew's. September Prince William enrolls at St. Andrews University in Scotland, where he meets Kate Middleton - a fellow art history student. Photo: Prince William. Aug 16, Photo - See the love story in photos of Britain's golden couple The pair's friendship soon turned to romance, with William and Kate even.
But when year-old Wills announced in that he'd be matriculating with the freshman class the following fall, applications to the historic institution shot up by 44 percent, with reports that some eager coeds had even ordered wedding gowns just in case. The hysteria was so high-pitched, the royal felt the need to address it in an interview he gave shortly after arriving at the seaside campus in September For the record, he said, he was well adept at identifying desperate would-be princesses.
More than anything, stressed the art history major, he just wanted to be seen as an ordinary college kid. Mere days after he granted that interview, he'd cross paths with Berkshire-raised Kate Middletona fellow first year in his dorm.
Their journey to forever was notoriously long, involving nearly a decade of dating and at least one split. But their slow-and-steady method has proved successful as they celebrate seven years of marriage and the arrival of their third heir.
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And William has said he got at least a glimmer of their future as one of Britain's most beloved couples during that introduction. I knew there was possibly something that I wanted to explore there," he explained during their engagement interview with British journalist Tom Bradby more than nine years later.
Because I do generally believe now that being friends with one another is a massive advantage. And it just went from there.
Royal Wedding: timeline of Prince William and Kate Middleton's modern romance
Salvator's residence hall, known to students simply as Sally's. Though Kate recalls that meeting as more mortifying than magical. At her boarding school, Marlborough College, she ran cross-country, swam and played field hockey and tennis. They were also both keen skiers, who had spent their pre-university gap year traveling. As such, she had a lot to share about the Renaissance artists they'd be studying as art history majors. And often, college pal Ben Duncan told E!
News inthe pair found themselves together in the stained-glass window-lined dining hall for 8 a. Andrews melee," they began enjoying dinners at her parents' and nights at local pubs.
After all while Kate was considered the prettiest girl living in St. Salvator's, Massy-Birch was thought to have the best bum in the whole of the student body. Photos Soon, however, their short-lived romance was in the rearview, with William reportedly reconnecting with former flame Arabella Musgrave during visits with dad Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire, England.
Then Kate strutted back into his consciousness. As she made her way down the runway in St. There was definitely chemistry between them and Kate had really made an impression on William. She didn't want to give off the wrong impression or make it too easy on Will. We just saw more of each other, and you know hung out a bit more and did stuff. Andrews, but the rest of the world hadn't caught on, still attempting to pair off the world's most eligible prince with bold-faced names such as Britney Spears.
Photos Kate Middleton's Best Looks William did what he could, declaring during a 21st birthday interview inthat he was still single. The pretty brunette didn't begin dating William until she split from her previous boyfriend — a former St Andrews student.
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Four months after romance blossomed between the pair, a ski break in Klosters confirmed that Prince William was indeed enjoying his first ever serious relationship with this pretty brunette. She was reported to have spent several weekends at a remote cottage on the Queen's Balmoral estate and taken painstaking steps to keep their budding closeness under wraps. It wouldn't be fair on him or them.
It was their first appearance together at a family wedding and seen by royal watchers as a sign that Kate was gearing up to be a permanent fixture in William's life. After their graduation ceremony the couple, joined by their families, attended a celebratory lunch together, and began looking forward to the rest of their lives — but nothing, from here on in, would be the same.
Having been able to live in virtual seclusion during their time as students, they wouldn't be granted such luxury once out of the safety of Fife and into the big, wide world. The occasion was the first time that his girlfriend — who had recently begun a job as an accessories buyer for high street store Jigsaw — had been seen at a high-profile public event also attended by the Queen and other senior royals. Suddenly, Kate was a target for the paparazzi, and the young couple were followed closely as they went about their day-to-day lives.
By January, lawyers for the Princess-to-be announced they were considering legal action over the photographers tracking her every move, and in response Britain's newspapers banned the use of paparazzi pictures.William and Kate: A Year On
However, in March she lodged a complaint to the Press Complaints Commission over a paparazzi photograph published in the Daily Mirror, showing her on her way to work with a takeaway coffee. The paper issued a public apology and the complaint was withdrawn. But the pressure the intrusion put on their union would eventually become too much for them to bear She continued to join her sister Pippa at their favourite London nightclubs, including Mahiki and Boujis, and put in a stunning appearance at a book launch party in the capital.
Prince William, for his part, was remaining tight-lipped on the status of their relationship. A day before the Wembley concert, held on what would have been his mother's 46th birthday, he was taken aback by a question about whether or not Kate would be attending.
Everyone's going to be there on the night and it's going to be a very good night," he said — prompting his brother to joke: Kate's first meeting with the Queen since their split hit the headlines. They headed to Balmoral, the royal Scottish hideaway where the monarch and Prince Phillip spend their summers, for a short break.