A STUDENT from Pentlow hit the headlines this week after a Sunday newspaper spotlighted her "close friendship" with Prince William.
Bryony Daniels (20) of Pentlow, studies geography with the Prince at St Andrews University.
Although the report stopped short of mentioning romance it hinted their companionship could be on the point of developing into something deeper.
They were photographed recently strolling together down a street in the Scottish town.
Bryony is the daughter of landowners Major David Daniels and his wife Pauline, who farm on the Suffolk Essex border.
The family lives at Paines Manor, an impressive 16th century timbered farmhouse on the outskirts of Pentlow.
Mrs Daniels was quoted in the Mail on Sunday as saying people were "putting two and two together and making five".
"My daughter is on the same course as Prince William and they are on friendly terms.
"They naturally see a fair amount of each other because they are studying the same things.
"I am sure William is just as friendly with all the other girls on his course.
"She has not got a boyfriend at the moment and she has not mentioned anything to me about seeing William."
This week Major and Mrs Daniels said they did not want to make any further comments.
Bryony is one of a tight-knit group of friends with whom Prince William shares his time at St Andrews.
She is believed to have been one of 15 companions invited by the Prince to a weekend party at Wood Farm on the Queen's Sandringham estate in January.
Bryony shares a house in St Andrews with five girlfriends.
On Sunday she was due to take part in an exclusive charity fashion show organised by students with the aim of raising thousands of pounds for Juvenille Diabetes and Scottish International Relief.