Back in 2008, something big happened for Kate Middleton: She met Queen Elizabeth for the first time. The now-Duchess of Cambridge was first introduced to the Queen at the wedding of William's first cousin Peter Phillips in Windsor. Even though Prince William and Kate had been dating for a while at this point, Kate hadn't gotten around to meeting his very famous (and very busy) grandmother yet.
How did the meeting go? Totally fine, according to Kate. When asked about the iconic meeting during her and William's joint engagement interview in 2010, Kate said, "Well I first met her at Peter and Autumn's wedding and again it was in amongst a lot of other guests. She was very friendly, and yes, it was fine."
Maybe it was nerves. Maybe it was the pressure of being on camera. Maybe it was a simple case of foggy memory, but William chose this moment in the interview to jump in.
"She was very welcoming," he said, according to Hello! Magazine. He went on to elaborate and imply that he was there for Kate and Elizabeth's initial meet and greet. "She knew it was a big day and everything was going on with Peter and Autumn, she had wanted to meet Kate for a while, so it was very nice for her to come over and say hello, we had a little chat and got on really well."
The problem is, William was not at Peter and Autumn's wedding. He wasn't anywhere close, in fact. At that time, he was abroad, in Africa, attending another wedding-that of his ex-girlfriend Jecca Craig's brother (Will stayed close to the family after he and Jecca split). He actually sent Kate to Peter and Autumn's wedding in his place, which was a huge deal at the time because it made a statement about how serious the relationship was.
Understandably, the whole thing has royal fans scratching their heads.
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