Prince William fell for Kate Middleton because of her ‘naughty humour’ & the famous see-through dress sealed the deal

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TODAY we can’t imagine Prince William and Kate Middleton NOT being together – they seem like a brilliant match.

Since walking down the aisle in 2011, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have welcomed three adorable kids and taken part in amazing charity ventures.

Kate and Wills on their wedding day

But before they became parents and full-time working royals, the couple had a very ordinary romance.

Despite meeting at university in St Andrew’s, Scotland, in 2001, it wasn’t until two years later that Kate and Will, both 38, fell in love for the first time and began dating.

Then came the shock 2007 break-up – which, fortunately, only lasted a matter of months – and the happy engagement in 2010, followed by the fairy tale wedding a year later.

And now it’s been revealed the couple fell in love over shared jokes. “They got on well and shared an interest in sport and the outdoors, as well as a ‘naughty’ sense of humour,” the Mail on Sunday has reported today.

Kate and Wills on their graduation from university

The paper also reminded us how Wills was friends with Kate, but never her saw her as anything more, before a famous student fashion show in aid of the 9/11 tragedy in which she wore a mesh frock.

Prince William was among the spectators, and certainly noticed when Kate stepped out in a mesh, see-through dress, which showed off her black underwear and left little to the imagination.

He’d paid £200 for a ticket and reportedly said, “Wow, Kate’s hot” (or something ruder) when she strutted her stuff.

A few months later the pair – both keen on sports – got together.

Kate wore this slip and attracted Prince William

Kate in her younger years

And brilliantly the dress was actually meant to be a skirt, designed by Charlotte Todd, but Kate yanked it up.

As the couple’s relationship continued, even their lectures poked fun with the colleges principal, Dr Brian Lang telling them as they graduated: “You may have met your husband or wife.”

Dating

The couple when they were dating

First holiday

Pictured on a skiing trip together

The brief break up

They briefly spilt up before getting back together

High-flying couple

Kate watched William graduate from Sandhurst

Engagement announcement

The couple announced their engagement

Wedding bells

 Kensington Palace released this image to celebrate the Royal Wedding eight years ago today

Millions watched their big day

Sealed with a kiss

 Prince William and Kate Middleton shared a kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding in April 2011

Sharing a kiss on Buckingham Palace

Picture perfect

 The newlyweds pose with their adorable flower girls and page boys inside Buckingham Palace

An official portrait of their wedding

Aisle say!

 The couple leave Westminster Abbey after saying their vows

Their lavish wedding at Westminster Abbey

Jetting off on honeymoon

 The newly-married couple pictured heading off on their honeymoon to the Seychelles in 2011

Their honeymoon after tying the knot

First royal engagement as a couple

 The newlyweds met Barack and Michelle Obama shortly after their marriage

Their first Royal engagement was meeting the Obamas

US Tour Announcement

 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced their first US and Canada tour in June 2011 with this stunning portrait taken in the gardens of Clarence House

The couple announced they were visiting America

Birth of Prince George

 Their first child, Prince George, arrived in 2013

Baby George arrived safe and sound

Family of three

 The couple released this adorable photo of Prince George at the Natural History Museum to mark his first birthday

Little George was their first child

Princess Charlotte is born

 In 2015, their second child, Princess Charlotte, arrived

Princess Charlotte was their second child

Tour of India

 Kate and William visited the Taj Mahal - considered one of the most romantic buildings in the world - on a royal visit to India and Bhutan in 2016

They replicated Diana’s famous shot in India

Visit to Canada

 The couple shared a sweet moment on tour in Canada in 2016

Travelling to Canada to meet fans

Full speed ahead

 Ever the sporting couple, Kate and William raced against Prince Harry at the London Marathon Training Day in February 2017

Taking part in a race with Harry

Family trip to Poland

 They took their children with them to visit Poland and Germany in 2017

The family visit Poland

Prince Louis arrived

 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third child - Prince Louis - was born in 2018

The birth of Louis

And then there were five…

 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge released this touching family portrait in July 2018 to mark Prince Louis' christening

Welcome to The Firm Louis

Red carpet reign

 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stole the show at the BAFTAs in 2019

They’re patrons of Bafta

Back to school

 The couple beamed on Princess Charlotte's first day of school with big brother Prince George in September 2019

The kids go to school

Back on tour

 The couple visited the Badshahi Mosque as part of their tour to Pakistan in 2019

On a tour of of Pakistan

Clapping for Carers

 The family were filmed Clapping for Carers during lockdown

The family supported Clap for Carers earlier this year

We previously shared Kate Middleton’s guide to parenting with Peppa Pig, chaotic cooking and hugs on tap.

Kate and William are passionate about mental health and recently launched a help scheme for frontline coronavirus workers.

Kate Middleton is said to ‘love’ how much Prince Louis looks like her as fans gush he’s her mini me.

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