Before they were the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and parents to three, Prince William and Kate Middleton were young adults who liked to get their party on.
In a viral TikTok, a collage was made of old photos of the two surfaced during their courting years, where William and Kate are seen dancing the night away in clubs and crawling into taxi cars. “party hard like normal young people,” reads the caption while Paramore’s “Hard Times” plays over the video, which has amassed over 5 million views.
party hard 😅 like normal young people 😊 #katemiddleton #princewilliam #duchessofcambridge #dukeofcambridge #royalfamily #fyp #royal #party♬ Hard Times - Paramore
“They certainly enjoyed their university days,” commented one user, while another said, “It’s nice to see them happy and relaxed.”
Another user wrote, “Couples who rave together stay together,” as another added, “They have known each other for over 20 years got it all out of their systems, decided how they wanted their lives to be.”
Some negative comments read: “If it was Harry and His wife it would be a scandal,” and “So she’s always had good hair.”
Per Page Six, many of the images shown of William and Kate were taken in the early 2000s before the couple married in 2011. At this time, Kate was working in London after graduating from St. Andrews University in Scotland where they became a couple and William was training at the Sandhurst military academy. While they briefly split in 2007, they soon reunited, with William proposing in 2010 and the couple marrying the following year.
Prince William said in an interview following their engagement, “When I first met Kate, I knew there was something very special about her, and then I knew there was possibly something I wanted to explore there, but we ended up being friends for a while. That was a good sort of foundation. I do genuinely believe now that being friends with [each other] is a massive advantage.”
Since then the Cambridges have had three children: Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 3.