Kate did NOT target William because he was royalty – and longed for her first love, which broke her heart by "blowing hot and cold," reveals a school friend
- Claims that Kate Middleton wanted to be William's bride from a young age have been denied
- The Marlborough College classmate said Kate hates the idea of being in public
- Said she married the prince despite his position and not because of it
- It was previously suggested that Kate's mother, Carole, was targeting William
- More will be announced in tomorrow's email on Sunday
Injurious claims that Kate Middleton, who wanted to be Prince William's bride from a young age, was firmly dismissed by a friend.
The Marlborough College contemporary spoke to The Mail on Sunday, the eve of the tenth anniversary of the couple's engagement announcement, saying that Kate actually hated the idea of life in public.
In a large three-part series for the newspaper – accompanied by a free, 24-page glossy photo magazine – the school friend says: “All Catherine ever wanted was a husband, a house in the country, loads of children, a dog and a kitchen with an aga. & # 39;
This contradicts unsubstantiated claims that a young Kate – with the consent of her socially up-and-coming mother, Carole – targeted William and even switched universities to be by his side in St Andrews, Scotland.
The Marlborough College contemporary said that Kate actually hated the idea of living in public. Pictured William and Kate on October 29th in St. Bartholomew in the City of London
Kate Middleton and Prince William on their graduation day from St. Andrew & # 39; s University in St. Andrew & # 39; s on June 23, 2005
The friend told MoS: “While Katharina's younger sister Pippa was always expected to be a hot lawyer or work in town – with the ambition and drive of her mother – Catherine was much more like her father. She wanted a happy, homely environment – she took care of everyone.
“Becoming a member of the royal family in the spotlight is the last thing she would have wanted. But she fell in love with William, who happened to be heir to the throne.
"She married William in spite of his position, not because of it."
These comments flatly refute the suggestion in the latest book by royal biographer Robert Lacey that an 18-year-old Kate went so far as to set up accommodation with two friends in Edinburgh to study art history at the University of the Scottish capital, but changed her mind and took a year off before moving to St. Andrews after it became known that William had decided to study there.
In fact, Kate was still longing for her first love in Marlborough, Harry Blakelock (pictured with Felicity Thornhill in 2010) who, according to friends at school, had sucked her hot and cold and was always talking about how she could get him back . & # 39;
Kate and William now share three children: Prince George (left), Princess Charlotte (right) and Prince Louis (center). The friend told the MoS: “Catherine was much more like her father. She wanted a happy, homely environment – she took care of everyone.
Prince William with Kate Middleton during a rugby union match between England and Italy in Twickenham, Middlesex on February 10, 2007
In fact, Kate was still longing for her first love in Marlborough, Harry Blakelock, who, according to friends, had "blown hot and cold with her when they were in school and she always talked about how to get him back".
Both Kate and Blakelock were in Florence during their year abroad, but they never got back together. He then married a school friend of Kate's and is now Senior Vice President of the world's largest private, independent insurance broker.
The Mail on Sunday series also includes exclusive photos of William, who danced in the early hours of September 2007 in a basement club in Fulham, south-west London, with a blonde girl in a sexy, corset-laced Basque.
At the time, the prince had just reunited with Kate after a breakup that many thought would be permanent. The night with army pals was seen as his final bachelor affair.
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