Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William are now firmly established as popular and hardworking members of the Royal Family. Since their 2011 royal wedding, they have welcomed Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis into their happy family and are even rumoured to be planning a fourth pregnancy. However in the early days of their relationship, Kate was introduced to the Royal Family “slowly and carefully”, writes royal author Marcia Moody.
Ms Moody, in her 2013 book “Kate: A Biography”, claims Prince Charles only gave his permission for the couple to share a bed five years into their relationship.
The pair had been together since 2001, when they met at the University of St Andrews.
At university, they shared a student house together, which was a significant break in royal traditional which has usually seen royal brides only share a residence with their husbands-to-be after an engagement has been announced.
However, it was not until 2006 that Prince Charles allowed his son’s future wife to stay in the same room as William in his home.
Prince Charles had a rule fore the royal pair when they stayed at Highgroev