Kate Middleton met Prince Philip BEFORE she knew Prince William

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Kate Middleton met Prince Philip BEFORE she knew Prince William

Kate Middleton met her husband Prince William when they studied together at St Andrews University in Edinburgh. However, the royal actually met Prince Phillip, his grandfather, long before she met her future love.

Kate Middleton She completed the gold level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Photo (C) GETTY
Kate Middleton She completed the gold level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Photo (C) GETTY

Kate Middleton and Prince Philip met long before Kate even knew her future husband.

The 35-year-old mother of two and 96-year-old Prince Philip have history that predates that of the Duchess of Cambridge and her husband Prince William.

Kate is known to be sporty, enjoying activities such as hockey and rowing, so it should come as no surprise that she is also the outdoors type.

As such, she completed the gold level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, the highest possible achievement in the scheme, during her A-levels.

The charity encourages young people to volunteering, learn physical skills, go on expeditions and develop other life skills.

A documentary celebrated 60 years of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which Prince Philip heads up, visited Kate Middleton’s school while was still a student – perhaps a spooky premonition of the royal future awaiting Kate.

Kate Middleton Royal met Prince Phillip, Prince William's grandfather, before she met William Photo (C) GETTY
Kate Middleton Royal met Prince Phillip, Prince William’s grandfather, before she met William Photo (C) GETTY

After achieving her gold award Kate, like all others who compete the award scheme, was invited to St.James Palace to receiving in person.

Aged 20 Kate met the man who would become her grandfather-in-law and the great-grandfather of her two children.

Kate Middleton latest news: Duchess met Prince Philip before Prince William

She went on to meet his grandchild Prince William a year later, and the rest is history.

Kate Middleton’s engagement ring is iconic, as it was her husband’s mothers Princess Diana.

Do you know how much the ring is worth today?

Kate Middleton Duchess had this link to Prince Philip before Prince William Photo (CKate Middleton Duchess had this link to Prince Philip before Prince William Photo (C) GETTY) GETTY
Kate Middleton Duchess had this link to Prince Philip before Prince William Photo (C) GETTY

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Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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