10 Things You Didn’t Know About Prince William And Kate Middleton’s Relationship
8. Seeing Kate in a New Light
Before the night of the annual Don’t Walk charity fashion show, Will didn’t see Kate as anything more than a friend; however, after watching her walk down the catwalk, he changed his mind. He reportedly told his friend Fergus, “Wow, Fergus, Kate’s hot!” After the show, he decided to make his move. They were a corner talking and toasting Kate’s success when he leaned in to kiss her, but Kate rebuffed him because she was dating a fourth-year student named Rupert Finch.
During their second year, the Prince of Wales moved in with Kate, his friend Fergus and another friend, Olivia Bleasdale. This is when Prince William and Kate first began dating, although they did their best to keep their romance under wraps, which involved leaving the house at different times and arriving at dinner parties separately. During their third year, they moved out of their shared accommodations to Balgove House, a sprawling private estate a quarter of a mile outside the town center.