Kate Middleton first captivated Prince William for 200 pounds

Kate Middleton first won Prince William’s affections when he paid 200 pounds for her during a ‘slave’ auction at a Harry Potter-themed party months before seeing her in a see-through dress in a March 2002 fashion show, reveals a former housemate of the couple.

Laura Warshauer, who lived with the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in St Salvator’s Hall during their first year at St Andrews University and watched them fall in love, also revealed fascinating new insights into the early days of the royal romance.