Prince William & Kate Middleton
Together since 2002
Kate: I actually think I went bright red when I met (William) and sort of scuttled off, feeling very shy about meeting (him). But, um, actually William wasn’t there (at St. Andrews University) for quite a bit of the time initially — he wasn’t there for Freshers’ Week — so it did take a bit of time for us to get to know each other, but we did become very close friends from quite early (on).
Prince William: Well, from my point of view, when I first met Kate, I knew there was something very special about her. I knew there was possibly something that I wanted to explore there. We ended up being friends for a while and that was a good foundation. Because I do generally believe now that being friends with one another is a massive advantage. And it just went from there.
Over the years, I knew things were getting better and better, and we went through a few stumbling blocks — as every relationship does — but we really picked ourselves up and carried on ... It is just really easy being with each other; it is really fun. And I’m extremely funny — and she loves that — so it’s been good.” (Laughing)
As told to Tom Bradby, ITV News
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