William paid close to 0 for a front-row seat to see Middleton modeling lingerie at a charity fashion event, and that seems like a pretty high price to pay to see a pal walk around in skivvies -- even for a prince.
Still, the two grew closer but remained platonic for over a year, and they even shared space in a flat together with some additional friends.
In 2007, they broke up for a few months, and they dated for seven years before he finally popped the question. According to William, "Being friends with one another is a massive advantage." He believes that their friendship set "a good foundation," and we have to agree.
Eight years is a long time to wait, but in Kate and Wills' case, it allowed them to build a relationship strong enough to endure the rigors of royal life -- and that's worth having to endure a tabloid nickname or two.
Clive Goodman, the royal editor from the former English tabloid, had recordings left by the future king for his then girlfriend, a London court was told on Thursday, Dec. During the somewhat intimate messages, Prince William refers to his ladylove as "babykins" and reveals he was almost shot by blank rounds during a military exercise.
This is the first time the jury has heard that the Duchess of Cambridge's phone was hacked during the trial."Hi baby, it's me," the Duke of Cambridge says to Kate in one recording.
April 2011 - Present Kate Middleton married her prince on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey in front of 1,900 guests.
The event was called the "wedding of the century" and featured everything you'd expect fro a royal wedding: Hats, flowers, carriages, choirs, a balcony kiss, and more.
Kate and Wills (as he's sometimes called by the press) met while they were both attending the University of St. According to one royal biographer, the prince was smitten with Middleton from his very first glance. and sort of scuttled off, feeling very shy." Luckily for William, Kate's bashfulness was only temporary, and before long, the two had become good friends.
Upon being introduced, Middleton gave the prince a curtsy -- it's customary to bow or curtsy before royalty in England -- and he responded by spilling his drink all over himself. But even though they were just friends, there was obviously an attraction.
"Sorry I've just got back in off my night navigation exercise, I think I missed you by about ten minutes."At the time of this message, the royal was training at Sandhurst Military Academy and had limited access to his cell phone."I am still up and about for the next sort of 20 minutes, so I'm going to have quick shower," he continued.
"So if you've missed me don't, erm you know, keep your phone on for at least another 25 minutes or so unless you're out and having fun, which I think you are."He explains, "I've been running around the woods of Aldershot chasing shadows and getting horribly lost and I walked into some other regiment's ambush, which was slightly embarrassing because I nearly got shot."He then tells his girlfriend, "I might send a cheeky text message cos I might have my phone on me, but um, otherwise baby, um do try and ring me as soon as you can in the next sort of 25 minutes or so.
All right baby, lots of love."Prosecutor Andrew Edis QC told the court that Goodman emailed editor Andy Coulson with a list of results from phone hacker Glenn Mulcaire.