As in all the most lasting relationships, the pair started as just good friends.
Berkshire-born Kate, who studied Art History at the Fife university, would often join William for a swim or a run, and took notes for him if he missed a lecture. Kate took part in a charity fashion show, sashaying down the catwalk in a sheer black mini dress that left just enough to the imagination.
She was discharged after three nights, saying she felt ‘much better’.
June 2003: Kate attends William's 21st birthday party at Windsor Castle.• The Prince insists in an interview to mark his birthday that he does not have a steady girlfriend.
September 2003: William, Kate and their two flatmates move into a cottage in the third year.
Because I’m trying to learn the lessons from the past.”It was clear his mother was still very much on William’s mind.
On April 29, 2011, our wait was over as Kate walked down the aisle at Westminster Abbey in a £250,000 Alexander Mc Queen gown of intricate lace and silk, designed by Sarah Burton.
Every look, kiss and brush of the hand has been pored over and analysed.
Yet this couple has remained extraordinarily ordinary.The pair could live a relatively normal life together at uni, where they shared a flat Back home they settled into a domestic routine.Officially they still shared their home at 13A Hope Street with William’s friend from Eton, Fergus. William and Kate became the first royal couple to live together before marriage.But cracks were once again beginning to show in their relationship.William cancelled plans to join the Middletons for New Year in Scotland, saying he wanted to spend more time with his own family.The fact they have been able to live in relative privacy is one reason that, despite the extraordinary attention they receive, they are such a grounded couple. In summer 2004, William suggested a trial separation.