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The Hilariously Adorable Story of How Prince William Fell for Kate Middleton — Literally

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Remember the first time you locked eyes with your significant other? Maybe your tummy suddenly felt like it was full of butterflies or your palms started sweating. It’s only natural to get flustered when we get struck by a crush — and according to a royal insider, the same can be said about future kings, too.

A new documentary in the UK called William & Kate: Too Good to Be True? shed a bit more light on the couple’s romance. Although we definitely believe Prince William and Kate are, in fact, not too good to be true, we can’t help but get a kick out of one particular moment highlighted in the film from the very start of their relationship. 

William and Kate met back in 2001 when they both attended the University of St. Andrews. They lived in the same dorm and their friend groups overlapped, but they didn’t actually interact much with each other. That is, until feelings famously sparked for William when he saw Kate taking part in a school fashion show that had her sporting a very sheer dress.

Royal author Tom Quinn claims in the documentary that, after seeing her on the catwalk, William was so besotted by his future bride that he literally fell over himself while rushing over to initiate their first real chat. “One of the funny stories is he was so desperate to meet her that as he walked towards her, he apparently tripped and said, ‘Oh that’s a terrible start, you’re going to think I’m a complete clot,” Quinn shared. How hilariously adorable is that? It honestly sounds like something right out of a romantic comedy.

Kate took William’s silly stumble in stride, and they’ve obviously come a long way from that bumpy start. It’s just nice to hear that even royals have their fair share of awkward dating moments!

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