Prince William Says He and Kate Middleton Are "Naughty"

It's literally why they're together, apparently.

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If you've ever wondered what the secret to Prince William and Kate Middleton's (opens in new tab) fairytale romance is, well take a seat because it's almost definitely not what you're expecting. During their official engagement interview (opens in new tab), when asked how he and Kate (opens in new tab) ended up together, William said (opens in new tab) it was mostly their shared sense of humor that drew them to each other.

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Fair enough. Lots of couples would say the same thing. It's how William described that sense of humor that might throw royal fans a little.

"She’s got a really naughty sense of humor which really helps me because I’ve got a really dirty sense of humor so it was good fun, we had a really good laugh, and then things happened," Will said of how they hit it off initially.

After this moment, Will and Kate shared a look and she mostly looked a little embarrassed to have her royal fiancé talking about her "naughty" side on television.

In another account of their initial meeting (opens in new tab), Kate is said to have curtsied to Will (opens in new tab), to which Will reportedly responded by awkwardly spilling a drink all over himself (opens in new tab).

"I actually went bright red when I met you and scuttled off feeling very shy about meeting you," Kate said (opens in new tab) of that first encounter during their engagement interview. "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."

Both of these stories could be true, of course. Piecing together the story of Will and Kate's early love, we can now assume that after the curtsey and spilled drink, Will or Kate (opens in new tab) made a "naughty" joke about the awkwardness, the other laughed, and the rest is history.

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.