Kate Middleton might be the Duchess of Cambridge now, but once upon a time, she was a regular girl just like the rest of us who had posters of cute boys.
And, Jessica Hay, her former roommate from when she attended Marlborough boarding school, says Kate had a poster of Will in her dorm.
“‘She would joke, ‘There’s no one quite like William.’ She had a picture of him on her wall,’ Miss Hay told the Mail on Sunday.”
But, in her book, Kate: The Future Queen, Kate Nicholl, a royal expert, explains that Kate didn’t even join the other Will superfans on campus.
“Kate laughed off the story in her first-ever interview years later: ‘No, I had Levi’s guy on my wall, not a picture of William.’ Indeed, when William came to Marlborough for interschool events, Kate was more interested in playing hockey than waiting at the goal line on the hockey field above Wedgewood, where some of the girls congregated to gawp at the prince. Others would gather outside Mill Mead, where the buses parked, so they could chase after the boys as they drove off. But not Kate.”
For the record, Will takes Jessica’s side of the story. From their engagement interview:
“There’s a story that goes around that you had a picture of him on your wall,” journalist Tom Bradby told Kate in the couple’s official engagement interview.
William: She had 10 or 20 pictures of me up on her wall at university.
Kate: No, it was the Levi’s guy on my wall, not a picture of William. Sorry!
William: It was me in Levi’s.
William and Kate marked ten years since their engagement on 16 November. During their engagement interview, Prince William revealed he had popped the question about three weeks prior, during a trip to Kenya.
“We had a little private time away together with some friends and I just decided that it was the right time really. We had been talking about marriage for a while so it wasn’t a massively big surprise. I took her up somewhere nice in Kenya and I proposed.”
Kate added: “It was very romantic. There’s a true romantic in there.” “So you said ‘yes’, obviously?” Tom asked. The Duchess replied: “Of course, yes”.