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Kate Middleton and Prince William’s fairytale marriage is believed to have been written in the stars since their meeting at St Andrew’s University in 2001, but a biographer has revealed they really met two years previously.
Writer of Kate: The Future Queen, Katie Nicholl, reveals in a tell-all book that Kate and William’s high society circles crossed earlier than we thought as she suggest that they met ‘at least once’ in 1999 through mutual friends at Marlborough College sixth form.
Katie claims to have spoken to a friend of the couple who ‘changed everything’ she previously thought about the setting for the royal couple’s love affair.
‘They said, “Uh-uh, she didn’t meet him at St. Andrews. She met him before she got there, while she was at school during her sixth form, through some of her friends,’ writes Katie.
Referring to Kate’s close Gloucestershire girlfriends, Katie calls the well-connected friends ‘the Glosse Posse’ (a group we’d rather like to have been a part of at school) who knew the Princes from when they visited their father’s house near the college.
‘They knew Prince William and Prince Harry, so there wasn’t any meeting [at school],” the source continued.
Katie, who published the unauthorised biography in this month, has accused Kate of ‘engineering’ her relationship with Prince William in the new book, suggesting that her chosen Edinburgh University, until she ‘changed her mind’ and deferred to St Andrews.
Though there’s much speculation over their first meeting, we still think it involved love at first sight and fireworks.
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