Prince William and Kate Middleton have been together for a long time, so it's easy to forget that they met while they were still teenagers. They have really lived through difficult times, from navigating the harsh waters of public life to welcoming three children around the world.
The relationship between Middleton and Prince William is rock solid, and potentially started even earlier than expected, according to a new report.
When did Prince William meet Kate Middleton?
Kate Middleton was born into a middle-class family in 1982. Throughout her childhood and youth, Middleton attended the best schools in the area, with her brother and sister.
Her parents, Michael and Carole Middleton, probably encouraged their daughter to attend college so she could work with her as part of her Party Pieces party supply business. Since her family had a considerable fortune, accumulated mainly through Michael Middleton's trust funds, she could have attended the university of her choice and there were certainly many luxury schools to choose from.
Middleton may have made her decision when she will meet Prince William around the year 2001. The young prince had just started his academic career and had settled in the prestigious University of St. Andrews. His serious attitude and keen mind meant that he was fit to pursue higher education. In addition, the relatively private campus of the University of St. Andrews allowed Prince William to continue his studies in peace. Yet his world was upset when he met Kate Middleton in 2001.
Did Kate Middleton change school just to go out with Prince William?
A recent report revealed that, although the relationship between Kate Middleton and Prince William flourished in St. Andrews, they met earlier. The report states that Middleton had met Prince William through common friends while she was still in high school and that the young Prince had so impressed her that she had decided to change his decision as to the college to attend.
The source states that Middleton originally planned to enroll at the University of Edinburgh, but at one point or another she came across Prince William, she decided to enroll at the University of St Andrews.
What is really true is that Prince William and Kate Middleton were just friends for a while before going out together. Similarly, the highlight for Prince William was when he saw Middleton strutting in a fashion show, dressed in a transparent dress with a bit of underwear.
Their relationship has grown and evolved
Like any relationship, the love story of Prince William and Kate Middleton has had its ups and downs. They attended a few years in the early 2000s before separating briefly in 2007, after graduation from the University of St. Andrews.
Middleton appears to have struggled with the pressure from the spotlight, as well as the usual problems of maintaining a long-distance relationship. Prince William had begun to get more involved in his royal duties and to get involved in the Royal Military Academy.
Obviously, the couple was able to resolve their differences. In the end, they decided to fight for their relationship and in 2010, they got engaged. Their royal wedding in 2011 was the televised event of the year, with thousands of viewers eavesdropping to watch the young couple get married.
Today, Prince William and Kate Middleton are the beloved parents of three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. With the approach of one day in power in the UK, they will have to support each other more than ever.