Before marrying the future King of England, our favourite royal was simply known as Kate Middleton.

It was at the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland where her path crossed with Prince William in 2001.

Kate’s dormitory was in the same building as William’s and they were also in a few of the same classes. The two soon became friends, but nothing more as Kate was dating Rupert Finch.

It was not until 2003 that Kate and William officially started dating and the rest, as they say, is history.

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ST.ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - MARCH 26, 2002: (MINIMUM FEES APPLY - £50 for Web (for 1 year), £100 for press, £200 for magazines, £300 for tv (for 3 years) & £300 for books) Kate Middleton models on the catwalk at a student fashion show attended by Prince William, on March, 26, 2002 in St.Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by M Neilson/Getty Images)
Kate Middleton models on the catwalk at a student fashion show attended by Prince William, on March, 26, 2002 in St.Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by M Neilson/Getty Images)