updated 10/28/2002 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 10/28/2002 AT 01:00 AM EST
Now the middle-class lass, who grew up in rural Berkshire, boasts another claim to fame: She's William's new roomie at St. Andrews. The pair, along with the prince's Eton College pal Fergus Boyd, 20, and another unidentified female student, recently moved into a four-bedroom apartment near the town center. (Contrary to tabloid reports, royal sources say security costs are on a par with William's reported $155,000 dorm tab from '01.) Middleton doesn't see her platonic arrangement with the prince as "a big deal," says a pal. "He has a large circle of friends, and she is just one of them."
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