Katie Nichol, the author of a new book titled Kate: The Future Queen, claims the Duchess of Cambridge rejected an offer to study at Scotland's Edinburgh University and took a gap year so she could go to St Andrew's instead - as the British royal would be there.
The claim will fuel speculation the future duchess set out to target the prince at university. It has previously been suggested she caught his eye by deliberately wearing a barely-there dress to a fashion show he was attending.
According to Britain's Daily Mirror, a career adviser at Kate's former school has confirmed her first choice of university had been Edinburgh but she took a gap year and reapplied to St Andrews.
The couple wed in 2011 and had their first child, Prince George, in July (13).