Turns out Kate and William actually first met aged 9 and it's SUCH a cute story 3 months ago

Turns out Kate and William actually first met aged 9 and it's SUCH a cute story

Ahhh.

Everyone had a childhood crush but most of us don't end up marrying them.

That wasn't the case for Prince William and Kate Middleton who apparently first crossed paths at the age of just nine.

The official story is that the two first met at college - but according to royal biographer Kate Nicholl that's not strictly true.

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In her book Kate: The Future Queen, Nicholl says that a young William turned Kate's head when his team played a hockey match at her school.

The pair shared a love of sport and William's visit caused a bit of a stir.

"Although she wasn’t especially interested in boys, the arrival of one particular young man had caught her attention," Nicholl writes.

"Nearby Ludgrove Prep school would often play matches against St. Andrew’s Prep, and there was much excitement when Prince William, a left back on Ludgrove’s Colts team, came to St. Andrew’s to play a hockey match when he was nine years old.

"William, like Kate, loved sports and was one of the best hockey and rugby players in his year. Of course, the arrival of the prince generated a flurry of excitement,’ she added. ‘It was the first time Kate had set her eyes on the young prince, but certainly not the last.’

Very cute.

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It's a bit of a stretch that William and Kate were meant to be together from that point but they definitely seem to make a good pair.

Almost 30 years on they're married, have three lovely kids and will at some stage be the king and queen of England.

Not bad for a childhood crush.