The very awkward story of the first time Kate Middleton and Prince William ever met.

To us, the lives of the royal family seem close to perfect, from how they meet their spouses to their extravagant, fairytale weddings.

But according to royal biographer Christopher Anderson, they’re as awkward as the rest of us.

As for romantic first meetings, Wills and Kate’s was actually, well… extremely relatable. Yes, one party was a prince, and yes, the pair now live happily ever after in a castle with butlers and jewels etc., but this is as close as we’ll ever get, people.

Once upon a time, Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge both attended St Andrew’s University in Scotland, where they happened to be residing in the same hall.

Upon introduction, Kate gracefully curtsied to the prince as per etiquette, and Wills not so gracefully proceeded to spill his entire drink on his shirt. Smooth.

But hey, love makes you do crazy things, right?

Though the clumsy interaction was evidence of Wills’ instant attraction to his future wife, Kate maintained the feeling was very much mutual.

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“I actually think I went bright red … and sort of scuttled off, feeling very shy about meeting you,” Kate revealed in a resurfaced video of their official engagement interview with ABC News.

“William wasn’t there for quite a bit of the time initially, he wasn’t there from Fresher’s Week, so it did take a bit of time for us to get to know each other.

“But we did become very close friends from quite early on.”

After a while of friendship, the two dated throughout and beyond university with a break in between, announcing their engagement in 2010.