Kate Middleton and Prince William live together while attending college and the had to break a “no boys” rule their landlady had set for her property.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge lived together during their second year at St. Andrews, which is were they say they fell in love.
However, things could have turned out differently as their landlady claims that she had a “no boys” policy for the flat.
It turns out, Charlotte Smith, who says she owned the flat Kate and William rented together with friends Fergus Boyd and Olivia Bleasdale, had to be convinced to let the future King live at her property. And it wasn’t easy.
“We’d had an unfortunate experience with some boys in the flat once before and we were determined not to have young men there again,” she told ivillage.co.uk. “Broken furniture, broken windows – there was a lot of damage, so that put us off really.”
A “young lady” approached Smith attempting to convince her to let William move in with Kate Middleton and their friends, but Smith was not sold, even when it was revealed that the “boy” in question was non other than Prince William.
“I said, ‘I still don’t want to do it, thank you. I’d rather not do that.'” Smith replied to the news.
Smith told the woman she would talk it over with her husband and he convinced her to break her rule.
After her initial hesitation she changed her mind about the Duke calling him an “ideal tenant.”
“We arranged to meet Kate Middleton, Fergus and Olivia before they moved in but we thought we’d better not ask to see Prince William because we thought his credit rating must be quite good. But he insisted on meeting us,” she explained.
Smith says her first impression of Kate Middleton was that she was very friendly and caring. However she has no gossip about the couple’s romance saying, “Whatever happened then, happened.”