KATE MIDDLETON had to be carried home after getting “paralytically drunk” on a university night out, it was claimed in a documentary.
The eventful night took place when Kate was at St Andrews University, along with future husband Prince William. Helen McArdle, a fellow student, lived in the room next to Kate in their halls of residence, St Salvator’s – nicknamed Sally’s. In the documentary ‘Prince William at Thirty’, uploaded to YouTube in June 2012, Ms McArdle added that Kate was not alone in her inebriation.
She said: “I can remember Kate having to be carried back to her room by one of the Eton boys, because she couldn’t walk and she was paralytically drunk, as we all were during that week.”
It was in this halls of residence that William and Kate met and began to develop their friendship.
Jules Knight, a university friend of William’s, told the documentary: “Because they were in the same year and the same hall, they were able to develop their friendship.”
Ms McArdle explained how the pair quickly became friends and formed a “tight group” with William’s friends from Eton.
Kate had to be carried home by a friend one night at university (Image: GETTY)
Helen McArdle in ‘Prince William at Thirty’ (Image: YouTube / RedSquirrelCrossing)
She also remembered a similar story about the young prince drinking a bit too much.
She said: “On another occasion, I remember William coming back – I think after celebrating the end of his exams – and falling into a bush outside Sally’s and having to be retrieved by his bodyguards.”
William, Kate and their friends used to go to “more upmarket” bars in St Andrews, like Ma Bells – nicknamed ‘Yah Bells’.
In another cheeky anecdote, Ms McArdle recalled how she first worked out William and Kate were dating.
They were out drinking and she spotted an intimate moment between them as they stood at the bar.
She said: “I remember seeing the two of them at the bar and him pinching her bottom and that was the first time I remember thinking: ‘Well they’re definitely a couple then’.”
This friendship had blossomed into romance and the pair began dating in 2003.
The couple managed to enjoy 18 months of privacy before the story came out in the press.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on tour in New Zealand (Image: GETTY)
Kate at her St Andrews graduation (Image: GETTY)
After university, William joined the armed forces while Kate moved to London.
After a brief wobble, during which they broke up for several months in 2007, the couple eventually got engaged in 2010 and married in 2011.
They now have three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK