Kate Middleton, Prince William Did Not Meet at St. Andrews as Believed, Biographer Katie Nicholl Reveals
By Rachel Maresca / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 11:24 AM Comment LUPOPRESS.COM New mom Kate Middleton pulled over at a McDonald’s rest stop on Monday to feed her little Prince. Prince William’s former childhood nanny is back and new mom Kate Middleton looks to be lovin’ it. The two were spotted Monday pulling into a McDonald’s with baby Prince George in tow. PHOTOS: KATE MIDDLETON’S ROYAL MATERNITY STYLE LUPOPRESS.COM She’s back! Former royal nanny Jessie Webb has come out of retirement to help out with Prince George. The Duchess of Cambridge, 31, made the pit stop to feed her little one as she received some assistance from Jessie Webb, who was the beloved caretaker of her husband and his brother Prince Harry when they were growing up. It was reported by the UK’s Sunday People that the new parents approached the now 71-year-old Webb and asked her to come out of retirement to help with their newborn son. RELATED: KATE MIDDLETON’S PREGNANCY WEIGHT MELTED OFF: FAMILY SOURCE LUPOPRESS.COM Prince William’s former nanny Jessie Webb was spotted assisting Kate Middleton with the royal baby on Monday at a rest stop. “William has fond memories of Jessie and they’ve put the idea to her that she comes back,” a former colleague of Webb said. “I think she’s very flattered.” The report claimed that Webb was “sorely tempted to help the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, (but was) concerned about having full-time duties again.” Tim Graham/Getty Images Prince William being led away by his nanny, Jessie Webb, in May 1990. However, it looks like she has decided to take on the role and help out with the royal baby after all. The couple at first had no plans to hire a nanny at the time of Prince George’s birth.
She met himbeforeshe got there, while she was at school during her sixth form, through some of her friends. They knewPrince Williamand Prince Harry , so there wasn’t any meeting [at school].’ And that, for me, it changed everything.” So, still serendipitious, just not quiteas we had heard it before. Sounds as if Kate was still running in some pretty posh crowds, regardless! Meanwhile, Nicholl wouldn’t go so far as to say that Kate actually had designs on Prince Charles ‘ eldest son when she made the decision to attend St. Andrew’s, saying, “I’m not inside her head.” But she did reveal that the future Duchess of Cambridge was “meant to go” to the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, but at some point “she changed her mind.” PHOTOS: Kate & Will’s famous friends Nicholl also wrote in her book, which was recently excerpted inVanity Fair , about Kate’s “first love,” Harry Blakelock. “He was the hottest boy at Marlborough school,” she told Couric. “He was in the year above Kate, a great cricketer, a very talented sportsman, and when Kate came back for her first year of sixth form, she’d emerged into this beauty. She caught the eye of the best-looking boy at school and they actually had a romance for nearly a year and he was her first love, and he broke her heart.” “Oh, that’s too bad,” Couric deadpanned. “Well, I guess she showed him, didn’t she?” Sure enough, all’s well that end’s well: Blakelock ultimately married Kate’s best friend, according to Nicholl, and was among the friendly exes in attendance at the royal wedding. PHOTOS: Prince George’s baby pics Nicholl and Couric also mused about the Middleton mystique, with Couric wondering whether it would “ruin the spell” if Kate started talking to reporters. “Yes,” Nicholl said frankly. “The queen of England has never done one interview and I rest my case on that.” But, she added, “the young royals are interesting, they’re dynamic, they do give interviews.
(PHOTOS) 4 Want to live surrounded by the aura of royalty? It’ll cost you upward of $1,200 a month, but you’ll get four bedrooms, access to a private beach — and you can sleep in the same bedroom where Kate Middleton and Prince William presumably may have created the future king, Prince George. Yes, the Duchess and Prince’s rental home , a farmhouse in the hamlet of Bodorgan on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales, is up for rent. The royal couple will move into either Anmer Hall or Kensington Palace, depending which report you want to believe. Kate and William lived in the farmhouse of Bodorgan Hall, which is the largest property in Bogdoran, and is owned by Lord and Lady Meryick. Someone familiar with the house described it in detail to E! Online: The house was originally intended for Sir George Meryick’s son but he moved along the coast when Prince William and Kate moved in. It’s an absolutely beautiful spot, it’s breathtaking up there. It has access to a private beach which nobody else could reach, onto the estuary … You could see the water from the bedrooms on the first floor, which look over the top of the outbuildings. The outbuildings surround a farmyard and you have to go through the farm yard to get down to the beach. Sounds delightful, though a tad remote and desolate for my personal tastes. Give me Kensington Palace! Or a beautiful brownstone in London. Kate and Wills reportedly got a deal on the place, renting it for a mere $1,200 a month (actually kind of expensive for that area), but rent is expected to rise as royal fans will want to have breakfast where Kate and Will had breakfast; warm themselves by the same fireplace they did; and, well, do whatever else they did wherever else.
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PHOTOS: Kate Middleton through the years In fact, Nicholl says, the Duke and Duchess actually crossed paths long before they enrolled at St. Andrews University in 2001. Speaking about her discovery in an interview with Katie Couric on the Sept. 17 episode of Katie, Nicholl revealed that she talked with some of Middleton’s pals, who shared the story of how the brunette beauty really met her prince. “This was really fascinating for me,” Nicholl told Couric. “I was speaking to some of her friends at Marlborough School, which was where she went before St. Andrews, and they said, ‘Uh uh, she didn’t meet him at St. Andrews. She met him before she got there…through some of her friends. They knew Prince William and Prince Harry.'” PHOTOS: Prince William’s funniest moments She continued, “So there was an early meeting. And that for me changed everything.” It’s especially interesting, Nicholl says, given Middleton’s last-minute change-of-heart about school. She reports in her book that the future Duchess of Cambridge originally wanted to attend Edinburgh, not St. Andrews. After getting her Edinburgh acceptance letter, though, she made the sudden decision to drop her place, take a gap year, and reapply to St. Andrews. PHOTOS: Prince George’s first days “It was a big risk — applicants to St.