Kate Middleton rejected her first choice of university in favour of St. Andrews so she and Prince William would be undergraduates simultaneously, a new book claims
Kate Middleton rejected her first choice of university in favour of St. Andrews so she and Prince William would be undergraduates simultaneously, a new book claims.
The book, entitled Kate: The Future Queen, by journalist Katie Nicholl, alleges that Kate decided to study at St. Andrews once she found out it was the university Prince William would be attending.
Previous claims have been made suggesting that Carole Middleton had ‘pushed’ Kate into applying for a place at St. Andrews.
The book claims that the Duchess took a gap year at the same time as
William, and reapplied to St. Andrews so that she and the Prince would be
undergraduates together, despite getting the grades for her first-choice
A careers advisor and house tutor at Marlborough College, Kate’s former school, confirmed to the author that Middleton’s first choice of university was Edinburgh.
The new book also states that a ‘jittery’ Carole Middleton confronted Prince William
over his intentions towards her daughter in 2009, wondering whether he
intended to propose to Kate. A family friend is quoted as saying
that Prince William reassured Carole that the couple would indeed get hitched.
Kate and Prince William first became involved as undergraduates studying history of art at St. Andrews in 2001, and briefly split in 2007.
The couple welcomed their first child, Prince George, in July and last week Kate stepped out looking radiant in her first public outing since the birth of her son, dressed in a mix of her favourite high street and designer duds to join William as he started a round-the-isle marathon on Anglesey.