The sneaky way Kate Middleton used to save Prince William from being chatted up at university

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  • Kate Middleton had a savvy strategy for saving Prince William from awkward conversations with girls when they were at university together. 

    Although Prince William is second  in the royal like of succession to the British throne, he didn’t miss out on the wild university experience.

    And Kate Middleton was reportedly always on hand to make sure he could avoid being hit on by girls for too long, even before they were a couple.

    Kate and Williams’ friend Laura Warshauer recalls how Catherine would help her future hubby get away from girls he wasn’t interested in, who were keen on chatting to him.

    LONDON - FEBRUARY 10: Prince William (L) and Kate Middleton (R) watch the action during the RBS Six Nations Championship match between England and Italy at Twickenham on February 10, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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    “Will was getting really hit on by this girl at a party and it was getting quite uncomfortable because he couldn’t shake her off,” Laura once told royal biographer, Katie Nicholl.

    “He was being really polite, but this girl just didn’t get the hint. All of a sudden Kate came up behind him and put her arms around him,” she added.

    “He said ‘Oh, sorry, but I’ve got a girlfriend’, and he and Kate went off giggling.”

    Laura noted that William was glad to have Kate by his side during those moments, adding that as he mouthed “thanks very much” to her.

    “Kate was the only girl in the room who could have done that. And that was just a month after we started university.”

    The young couple didn’t stay friends for long their relationship was confirmed in 2004 when they were spotted skiing together.

    Prince William (L) and his fiancee Kate Middleton wave as they pass St Salvator's halls during a visit to the University of St Andrews in Scotland on February 25, 2011.

    The couple reminisced on the early days of their relationship during their engagement interview back in 2010, with William telling Tom Bradby, “We were friends for over a year first and it just sort of blossomed from then on. We just spent more time with each other had a good giggle, had lots of fun and realised we shared the same interests and had a really good time.

    “She’s got a really naughty sense of humour, which kind of helps me because I’ve got a really dry sense of humour, so it was good fun, we had a really good laugh and things happened.”