Kate Middleton and Prince William's university friend shares adorable rare detail about their love story

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Kate Middleton and Prince William's university friend has shared an adorable rare detail about their love story.

Kate Middleton and Prince William's university friend has given a rare insight into the young couple's early romance.

Laura Warshauer lived on the same corridor as Prince William - who was known informally as 'Will Wales' to his friends - in St. Salvator's Hall at St Andrew's University, while Kate lived on the floor below.

Laura recalled a rare part of Kate and Will's love story that not many people know about. Speaking to People magazine, she said, "Whenever Kate was in the room, Will was obviously paying attention to her. When we'd be sitting at lunch in the dining hall and the two of them would be talking, it was amazing to see how natural it was, how they had so much to say to each other."

Prince William and Kate Middleton

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Now a singer-songwriter, Laura, stayed in touch with the couple after university, even writing a song for their 2011 nuptials.

Laura Warshauer, University friend of Kate Middleton and Prince William

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Prince William and Kate got married in 2011 and have gone on to have three children, Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, six and Prince Louis, three.

And it's not the only detail Laura got to witness of the young love blossoming. Laura previously revealed that William bid £200 for Kate in a 'slave' auction, while Kate was voted the prettiest girl in halls.

'She explained, "There was a charity auction where you could bid for the person for the day and Will paid £200 for Kate. She was dressed in school uniform and was stood on these stone steps with us all below."

She added, "No one else was winning Kate that night. They already had that connection."

Kate Middleton at university

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And for those who are wondering how Kate reacted to scooping the gong. Laura recalled, "There was applause, and she was wearing this cool black off-the-shoulder shirt. She's very grounded, and that sense of ease comes through in the way she carries herself and the way she just graciously walked up and accepted this award. She's obviously stunning – but she doesn't act in any way like, "Oh, I'm this gorgeous person"'.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)