Throwback photos of Prince William and Kate 'partying hard' go viral

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Throwback photos of Prince William and Kate Middleton "partying hard" have gone viral after they were posted on TikTok.

The photos taken after they met in 2001 at St Andrews University in Scotland and before they married in 2011, show the then-young royals living life like "normal people".

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are candid in the snaps, with the pair seen dancing at a club and relaxing in the backseat of cars after nights out.

"Party hard like normal young people," the caption on the video posted on the @danideeeee1 TikTok account read.

Kate Middleton and Prince WillKate Middleton and Prince William smile as they arrive into the parade ring on the royal carriage during Royal Ascot 2022.
Kate Middleton and Prince William support the Queen as senior British royals. Source: Getty

The video has gone viral, with more than 5 million views and more than 1000 comments from royal fans who loved seeing a different side to the usually polished Cambridges.

"They certainly enjoyed their university days," one wrote.

"It's nice to see them happy and relaxed," another said.

"Couples who rave together, stay together," a fan commented.

"This is so iconic," a fourth added.

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Others were stunned by how good Kate still looked after a night out.

"How is she so photogenic! These are the roughest pictures of her in existence and she still looks like a flipping goddess!" one commented.

"Kate has not aged a day! so beautiful," a fan added.

"She's effortlessly beautiful," a third agreed.

Prince William and Kate have now been married for more than 10 years after they tied the knot in 2011.

They have three children, Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7 and Prince Louis, 4 and are a constant source of support to Queen Elizabeth as senior members of the British royal family.

But the couple's relationship was not always without its challenges.

Prince William and Kate's royal romance

Rumour has it William became smitten with Kate after he watched her model a sheer skirt as a dress in a college charity fashion show a year after they first met.

"We moved in together as friends... with a couple of others as well, and it just sort of blossomed from there really," the Prince told The Telegraph in 2010.

It wasn't until a ski holiday to Klosters in 2004 that the press and public became aware they were dating, by which time they'd already weathered one brief breakup in 2003.

Prince William and Kate Middleton during a visit to the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
Prince William and Kate Middleton met in 2001. Source: Getty

University had provided a blissful life for William and Kate and they celebrated graduating together in 2005.

The following year, Kate was by William's side at a number of high-profile royal events including Camilla's daughter Laura Parker Bowles' wedding and his graduation from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst in December and it seemed their relationship was serious.

However, not long after, the couple split up over Christmas in 2006.

By the summer of 2008, the couple had rekindled their relationship and William popped the question on a romantic holiday in Kenya in October 2010.

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