Princes in Love
updated 12/20/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/20/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST
While Harry, 20, has his hands full with this new romance, his big brother's relationship with University of St. Andrews housemate Kate Middleton, 22, seems to be getting serious. Dashing rumors that the couple had grown apart last summer, Prince William, 22, took Middleton for a weekend at the royal estate at Balmoral in November, where they hunted deer and lodged at William's private cottage, Tamna-Ghar. Middleton—who has worked as a model—also joined the royal heir at several events, including Prince Charles's 56th-birth-day party at his Highgrove estate. With the pair set to graduate in June, friends say the relationship could have staying power. "They are so similar," says an old friend of Middleton's. "She's the one for William."