But in the summer of that year, Prince William was having a ‘passionate romance’ with someone else.
As reported by the Express, according to royal author Katie Nicholl, the prince was so enthralled with girlfriend Arabella Musgrave, the well-connected daughter of polo club manager Major Nicholas Musgrave, he considered leaving university for her.
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In her book, William and Harry, Nicholl wrote: “Arabella was the 18-year-old daughter of Major Nicholas Musgrave, who managed Cirencester Park Polo Club, and they had known each other since they were little.
“Although not titled aristocracy, Arabella was a close friend and part of the Glosse Posse.”
According to Nicholl, the ‘Glosse Posse’ was the name given to a particular set of William and Harry’s friends who would party with them in Highgrove.
Describing how William and Arabella reconnected, Nicholl said she walked past him at a party and the prince “did a double take”.