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There were no guarantee that she and William would get together so why does it matter how she picked St Andrews. Katie Nichols books are a bit suspect to me because she is always describing conversations/actions where it is just William and Kate or Kate and Carole. The Middletons don't discuss William and Kate. We have hear Mike's voice twice. Carole once. Pippa's never and Kate only after her engagement.

Without Kate at St Andrews,William probably leaves after his first year. Goes to Sandhurst early and becomes more young Harry like with heavy drinking and clubs. It was credited to Kate for keeping William at St Andrews
If you believe that the Middletons don't discuss Will and Kate I point you to the Twitter account of a pap named Niraj Tanna. Most particularly from the period Nov. 8 to Dec. 3, 2012 and then to the late evening of July 21st. He seems privy to some rather interesting information even before the Queen.
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Here's my review

Kate: The Future Queen by Katie Nicholl (Review) | Carolyn Harris: Royal Historian
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Carolyn, thank you for the well written review of the book. I always enjoy your blog.
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Thanks! Glad you are enjoying Carolyn Harris: Royal Historian | The Historical Context for Today's Royal News
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I also very much enjoy reading your reviews. Thank you for all of the work you put into them.

I just purchased the Katie Nicholl book because your review made it sound imperfect but fun to read.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:35 AM
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I'm enjoying this book even though parts of it are silly conjecture (such as what Kate was thinking when she walked down the aisle) and other parts are inaccurate- (William having to ask the Queen for Diana's ring because it was part of the Queen's collection)


I enjoyed learning more about how Party Pieces started and how Kate's school fees were paid, since some have in the past, insinuated Uncle Gary must have paid for them.
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There were no guarantee that she and William would get together so why does it matter how she picked St Andrews. Katie Nichols books are a bit suspect to me because she is always describing conversations/actions where it is just William and Kate or Kate and Carole. The Middletons don't discuss William and Kate. We have hear Mike's voice twice. Carole once. Pippa's never and Kate only after her engagement.

Without Kate at St Andrews,William probably leaves after his first year. Goes to Sandhurst early and becomes more young Harry like with heavy drinking and clubs. It was credited to Kate for keeping William at St Andrews
Interesting scenario, and you're likely right. He would have left St Andrews, but maybe it would't have been Sandhurst. Maybe it would have been Charles' old alma mater. Maybe.
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William didn't have the grades to go to Cambridge (nor did Charles or Edward) but the idea of a British university lowering its standards for Princes of the Realm won't wash these days.
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William didn't have the grades to go to Cambridge (nor did Charles or Edward) but the idea of a British university lowering its standards for Princes of the Realm won't wash these days.
Ah, okay. I didn't know that Edward went to Cambridge. Or if I knew, I forgot.

So it would have been Sandhurst? Not another university?
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It could have been another university but not Oxford or Cambridge. There were many universities for which his grades were good enough but not for those two. He could have gone to somewhere like Goldsmiths where Beatrice went and thus been based in London or other universities in London or in England. There are 100s of them. Durham is where Peter went for instance and Leeds where Chelsy Davies went.
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Thank you, Iluvbertie.
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Peter Philips went to the University of Exeter not Durham. His sister Zara also went there.

British Princes have been going to Cambridge without the proper grades for a very long time. So William could probably have gone there if he really wanted. His father's and Uncle Edward's test scores weren't great and they both went to Cambridge because of the HRH.


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I agree with Bertie, there was such a backlash when William did that course. With his results being accessible, I think there would have been an uproar of William had been admitted purely on his HRH.
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