Shortly afterward, Nicholl said, the prince made his move, setting in motion the events leading to next year's gala royal wedding.
"They tucked themselves away," she told The Associated Press. "They ordered curries from the local curry shop at the end of the road. They called in DVDs. They had a very successful understanding that they would never be photographed together, they wouldn't be pictured holding hands. When they turned up together, it was separately. And that stood them in good stead. They could keep that relationship clandestine for the best part of a year."