Though the pair would go on to live together during their second year, they did not start dating straight away.
Miss Middleton dated fellow student Rupert Finch, while William was linked with close friend Jecca Craig.
The Middletons booked a house in the snowy Scotland countryside.
William had agreed to come, but later changed his mind — which did not sit well with Kate.
In an excerpt from her new book, the author takes the couple from their 2001 meeting at the University of St. While members of the royal family have traditionally gone to Oxford or Cambridge, Prince William was set on breaking 150 years of tradition by going to St.
Andrews through the “Aha” moment that turned friendship into romance, and onward to the breakups, the makeups, Middleton’s Palace crash course, and the expectation of a 2011 wedding. Andrews, Scotland’s oldest university, 50 miles north of Edinburgh.
Andrews, which is considered one of the best in the United Kingdom, appealed to the prince, who was keen to postpone royal engagements for as long as possible. Salvator’s Hall, his home for the next year, on the crisp morning of September 23, 2001.It has been a far from easy ride for the bride-to-be, whose family, career and even fashion sense have come under close scrutiny over the past decade.Even her lack of blue blood has also been the focus of criticism.There is a definite meeting of minds between them as well as a physical attraction.The path of royal love rarely runs smooth, and Prince William and Kate Middleton certainly have stumbled along their way, not least over all the other gorgeous young women in the prince’s orbit. It’s not like I’m getting married—though that’s what it feels like sometimes.