What First Attracted Prince William to Kate Middleton? It Wasn’t Her Looks

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is beautiful, smart, and has a heart of gold, so there is no denying the fact that potential partners were likely lining up for a chance to date her. Chances are, she never imagined that she would end up married to the future King of England, and live a life that millions of people are jealous of.

Prince William probably also is well aware of the fact that he could have had just about anyone he wanted. After all, he is strikingly handsome, funny, and intelligent.

It seems like just yesterday that the young prince was heading off to college at the University of Saint Andrew’s in Scotland, where he met Kate and his life changed forever. Unlike most people who head off to a new place, Prince William was recognizable to every student on the school’s campus, and tons of girls were excited to meet him.

He ultimately fell in love with and married Kate, and the entire world couldn’t have been happier. However, so many royal fans can’t help but wonder what, exactly, attracted Prince William to Kate?

A royal relationship and a fairy tale marriage

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Dating a prince sounds like a dream come true for anyone, but the reality is, it only happens for very few people. Kate was lucky enough to catch the eye of Prince William, and before she knew it, she was getting a taste of what life in the public eye was like.

Like most couples, the relationship didn’t come without its ups and downs. According to Elle, Kate and Prince William broke up on more than one occasion, and things weren’t always easy.

Kate came from a typical family and had a quiet upbringing, and after entering into a relationship with a member of the royal family, she was constantly hounded by photographers and the news media. It was difficult, but Kate handled all the attention in the best way that she could.

Finally, after many years, the couple announced their engagement, and they married in a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey in April 2011, which was watched by billions of people around the world.

They were friends first

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Many people may not know that Prince William and Kate were friends before beginning their romantic relationship. She was actually dating someone else at the time and even admitted in the couple’s engagement interview that she was shy about meeting the prince.

According to Brides, they spent some time together and eventually moved into an apartment with two other students. Still, for a while, their relationship was nothing more than platonic, and it was some time before William began to see Kate in a completely different light.

What attracted Prince William to Kate Middleton?

It appears that the two of them were such good friends, but eventually something changed. So, what was it that attracted Prince William to Kate all those years ago?

Most It all started when Kate was walking in a charity fashion show wearing a sheer dress that she caught William’s eye, and as we know, he never looked back. Suddenly, the prince began to realize just how attracted he was to Kate, and eventually their relationship blossomed into more.

They have said so many sweet things about each other over the years, and that makes it even more obvious that the two of them are meant to be together. In fact, according to Romper, he was most attracted to her “naughty” sense of humor, saying that it went perfectly with the “dry” sense of humor that he has himself. How wonderful that Prince William and Kate can make each other laugh, all the while knowing that they are a perfect match.