While Tim Graham and Peter Archer were writing the 2003 biography William, they included that friends were saying that WillAnd Kate were not romantic, just mates. William, himself, stated in an interview that coincided with his 21st Birthday that June that he was single.

He explained that if a girl likes me and she wants to be my girlfriend, which is very rare, then I will ask them out. “But at the same time I don’t want to put them in an awkward situation, because a lot of people don’t understand what comes with knowing me, for one—and secondly, if they were my girlfriend, the excitement it would probably cause.”

However, they took their chances.

Per Nicholl, a 2002 game of “I’ve Never” turned awkward when William, Kate and Carly—who ended up living across the road from them—all ended up at a dinner party and Carly offered, “I’ve never dated two people in this room,” knowing that Will was by then dating Kate and, if he was being truthful, would have to take a shot—signaling that he had dated two people in the room.

Kate was already not a fan of Carly and decided to end her relationship with Carly.