Kate And William Prove Their Relationship Is As Playful As Ever

Back in 2001, long before bells rang at the royal wedding, Kate Middleton and Prince William met while attending the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. The Duke of Cambridge was smitten immediately. "When I first met Kate, I knew there was something very special about her. I knew there was possibly something that I wanted to explore there," he said of their initial meeting (via Glamour). Though he saw the possibility of romance at first sight, it took some time for the students to become a couple.

Before they got romantically involved, Middleton and Prince William dedicated time to cultivating a deep friendship. "I do generally believe now that being friends with one another is a massive advantage," Prince William said during a 2010 interview with the UK Press Association (via ABC News). Middleton responded, saying, "I actually think I went bright red when I met you and sort of scuttled off, feeling very shy, but we did become very close friends from quite early." 

After years of dating, the couple got engaged in 2010 and walked down the aisle at their televised wedding ceremony which took place at Westminster Abbey in 2011. While the royal couple maintains a serious demeanor much of the time, they recently proved that their relationship is full of playful flirtation and still going strong.

Kate Middleton playfully teased Prince William at a tree-planting ceremony

As one of the most famous couples in the world, fans and followers of Kate Middleton and Prince William are able to catch glimpses of the pair as they attend events and make appearances together. At a recent tree-planting ceremony in Wales, the royal couple gave onlookers an inside look at the playful humor they share (via People). 

Geraint Richards, the Head Forester of the Duchy of Cornwall, gave the prince digging duties and encouraged him as he worked. "I think you have done this before, Sir," he said. Prince William responded, "Once or twice, Geraint." Middleton, as charming as ever, jumped into the conversation with a lighthearted quip. "William, you've missed a bit," she told her husband.

With a smile on her face directed at the man she loves, it was clear that the friendship the two formed all those years ago at the University of St. Andrews is still thriving. The couple continues to build a life together as members of the royal family, and their love for each other seems to be going strong.