Laura Warshauer: A Song for Will and Kate, My Former St. Andrews' Mates

Singer/songwriter Laura Warshauer wrote a song for her former school mates, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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It's unlikely that Laura Warshauer will be sitting on one of Westminster Abbey's wooden pews at today's Royal Wedding, despite the fact that she has known the happy couple for almost a decade. All three attended St. Andrews University in Scotland and lived in Salvator's Hall the fall of 2001.

According to the Warshauer, who was studying art history, "Will Wales" lived down the hall from her and the fetching Kate Middleton--who was voted the "prettiest girl in the dorm"-- lived a floor below.

After Warhauser returned back to the States after a year, she didn't keep up with the toothsome twosome, but when she heard word of their impending nuptials she decided to write a song about their time together.

She ransacked her memory for details of those halcyon days and turned them into lyrics where she reminisces about how they all smeared shaving cream over themselves and then went out on the quad, made lasagna and toffee and ate them off of paper plates, and drank wine.

From the photos that accompany the song, you'd surmise it was a lot of wine. But in Warshauser's words,"It was like living in a fairy tale for this American girl, except this time it was real." A word for Laura: Next time just send a toaster.

Laura Warshauer - "To Will and Kate, Meet Me at Exit 109" song/photo montage from Scott Ross on Vimeo.

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Jaan Uhelszki was one of the founding editors at Detroit’s legendary Creem magazine. Since that time, her work has appeared in USA Today, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Spin, NME, Relix, and Guitar World. She is the only journalist to have ever performed in full makeup with Kiss. Luckily she only had to put…

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