“‘Although [Kate] wasn’t especially interested in boys, the arrival of one particular young man had caught her attention,” writes Katie.
“Nearby Ludgrove Prep school would often play matches against St. Andrew’s Prep, and there was much excitement when Prince William, a left back on Ludgrove’s Colts team, came to St. Andrew’s to play a hockey match when he was nine years old.”
Speaking of the pair’s mutual love of sports she continues: “Of course, the arrival of the prince generated a flurry of excitement, it was the first time Kate had set her eyes on the young prince, but certainly not the last.”
Meanwhile royal correspondent Matthew Bell said Carole Middleton pushed her daughter towards the University of Saint Andrews so she could meet Prince William.
“Some insiders wonder whether her university meeting with Prince William can really be ascribed to coincidence.
"Although at the time of making her application to universities it was unknown where the Prince was intending to go, it has been suggested that her mother persuaded Kate to reject her first choice on hearing the news and take up her offer at Saint Andrews instead."
Bell says his info came from a “reliable source” who “knew Kate well”, but at the time the Middleton's have rubbished all claims.
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