It turns out, Prince William and Kate Middleton were friends before they ever got together. According to a 2010 Vanity Fair article, the pair ended up living in the same dormitory at St. Andrews University in Scotland while undergrads there. They ran in the same circles and were interested in a variety of similar activities, but it wasn't until Prince William and Kate were in their second year that things took off.
As a mutual friend recalls, Prince William ended up attempting to put the moves on her after knowing her for a while, and he clearly didn't mind that she was dating someone else. "It was clear to us that William was smitten with Kate," a friend recalled, discussing the night Prince William made his first move. "He actually told her she was a knockout that night, which caused her to blush. There was definitely chemistry between them, and Kate had really made an impression on William. She played it very cool, and at one point when William seemed to lean in to kiss her, she pulled away. She didn’t want to give off the wrong impression or make it too easy for Will." The two eventually did get together, and after a few bumps in the road, they finally married in 2011 and have two children: Prince George and Princess Charlotte.