27 Facts About Prince William That You Never Knew

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<p>While <strong>Prince William</strong> has lived his entire life in front of the world, there are still plenty of things about the <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/tag/royal-family/”>future king of England</a> you probably didn’t know. For example, while he’s the model of decorum now, Wills—as he was known as a toddler—was a bit of a bully during his preschool years, earning him a less than favorable nickname. And though the Duke of Cambridge has been very open about his close relationship with his late mother, <strong><a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/tag/princess-diana/”>Princess Diana</a></strong>, few people know about the extraordinary promise he made to her after her divorce from his father, <strong>Prince Charles</strong>. But that’s hardly all. In honor of his birthday on Jun. 21, here are 27 surprising facts you haven’t heard about Prince William. And if you’re more of a Prince Harry fan, check out these <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/30-little-known-facts-about-prince-harry-that-will-make-you-love-him-even-more/”>30 Little Known Facts About Prince Harry That Will Make You Love Him Even More</a>.</p>
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<div class=”title”>His parents couldn’t agree on his name.</div>
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<p><strong>Prince Charles</strong> and <strong>Princess Diana</strong> <a href=”https://books.google.com/books?id=nOVYCwAAQBAJ&pg=RA1-PA1979&lpg=RA1-PA1979&dq=prince+william+name+%22oliver%22+%22sebastian%22&source=bl&ots=dq748v64MW&sig=ACfU3U2DjZxinh4KduEeh9AbSsAwK8XzFQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiM-_bmhtrpAhUyg3IEHQMnB9AQ6AEwAXoECAsQAQ#v=onepage&q=prince%20william%20name%20%22oliver%22%20%22sebastian%22&f=false” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>clashed over what to name their firstborn son</a>. Charles favored Albert (after <strong>Queen Victoria’s</strong> husband) while Diana wanted Sebastian or Oliver. In the end, they compromised with William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor.</p>
<p>William was known as “Baby Wales” for a week before his given name was announced to the world—just like his nephew <strong>Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor</strong> was known as “Baby Sussex” for days after his birth before his name was revealed. And for more about the Prince of Wales, check out <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/prince-charles/”>15 Facts You Never Knew About Prince Charles</a>.</p>
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<div class=”title”>He was a royal terror to his young classmates. </div>
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<p>When he was a preschool student at Mrs. Mynors’ Nursery School in London in the mid 1980s, <a href=”https://people.com/archive/cover-story-william-the-terrible-vol-26-no-1/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>little Wills quickly became known as “The Basher”</a> for his bullying ways of pushing to the front of the line and getting into playground fights. Diana and Charles were horrified, but the other parents dared not say anything for fear of insulting the future king. And for some of Prince William’s father’s less-than-favorable moments, here are <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/prince-charles-controversial-moments/”>Prince Charles’ Most Controversial Moments That You’ve Forgotten About</a>.</p>
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<div class=”title”>He broke royal tradition as an infant.</div>
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<p>In 1985, when Charles and Diana were set to travel to New Zealand and Australia for their first tour after becoming parents, the princess was insistent that nine-month-old William travel on the same plane as they did. This was a huge break in royal protocol, which, up until that point, dictated that the <a href=”https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/prince-charles-prince-william-can-13588086″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>two successive heirs to the throne travel separately</a> in the event of a fatal accident. But Diana got what she wanted.</p>
<p>History poignantly repeated itself when William and <strong>Kate Middleton</strong> brought baby <strong>Prince George</strong> along for the very same royal tour in 2014. And for more on William’s offspring, check out <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/princess-charlotte-photos/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Princess Charlotte’s Life in Photos</a>.</p>
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<div class=”title”>He has a personal connection to Harry Potter.</div>
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<p>William has something in common with the beloved Hogwarts student—and it’s not his Quidditch skills. In 1991, the prince was hit in the forehead with a golf club by a classmate. The accident left him with a <a href=”https://www.businessinsider.com/prince-william-kate-middleton-scar-2018-8″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>lighting bolt-shaped scar</a>, just like Harry Potter’s!</p>
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<div class=”title”> He’s left-handed, but learned to play polo with his right hand. </div>
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<p>William is part of the <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/left-handed-facts/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>10 percent of the world’s population with a dominant left hand</a>. This posed a problem for the polo-loving prince when he took up the sport. The rules of the game only permit the use of the right hand. According to <strong>Nicholas Colquhoun-Denvers</strong>, the president of the World Polo Governing Body, <a href=”https://www.telegraph.co.uk/polo/2016/11/22/prince-william-remarkable-polo-player-given-left-handed/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>William’s dogged determination</a> helped him master playing with his right hand, which he continues to do to this day. And for more on how William and his family stay in shape, check out <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/royals-fitness-kate-middleton/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>The Secret Ways All of the British Royals Stay Fit</a>.</p>
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<div class=”title”> As a teenager, he had a thing for Cindy Crawford </div>
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<p>When he was a teenager, Prince William had a huge crush on supermodel <strong>Cindy Crawford</strong>. In the documentary <em>Diana Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy</em>, William recounted the day in the early 1990s when his mother surprised him by arranging for Crawford, <strong>Christy Turlington</strong>, and <strong>Naomi Campbell</strong> to be waiting for him at the top of the stairs when he returned home from school. The <a href=”https://www.ibtimes.com/when-princess-diana-invited-cindy-crawford-naomi-campbell-surprise-prince-william-2569497″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>prince recalled</a>, “I went bright red and didn’t know quite what to say. And sort of fumbled and I think pretty much fell down the stairs on the way up.”</p>
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<div class=”title”>Diana worried most about William when her marriage fell apart. </div>
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<p>Diana had always confided in William, even though he was just a child, particularly while her marriage to Prince Charles was unraveling. But she began to worry it had taken too much of a toll on her son. In 1992, she confided to a friend she “<a href=”https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2003/09/princes-private-world-200309″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>was worried about William</a>” because “he’s too sensitive; he feels everything too much,” according to royal biographer <strong>Christopher Andersen</strong>.</p>
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<div class=”title”> He was furious with his mother over revealing her affair. </div>
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<p>Princess Diana had kept her explosive tell-all interview with <strong>Martin Bashir</strong> for the <a href=”http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/politics97/diana/panorama.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BBC1 program <em>Panorama</em></a> in 1995 a secret from everyone, including her sons. An hour after the broadcast aired, she called William, who was away at school, to talk to him and he <a href=”https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/9247525/William-deeply-upset-by-Dianas-Panorama-interview.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>refused to speak to her</a>. Several accounts have reported he was angry at her for discussing her affair with his former riding instructor, <strong>James Hewitt</strong>, and he allegedly felt her remarks about Charles cast doubt on his <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/queen-elizabeth-prince-charles-king/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>ability to carry out his duty as king</a>.</p>
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<div class=”title”> He made a special promise to Diana. </div>
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<p>When the princess was stripped of her “Her Royal Highness” title when her divorce became final in 1996, <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/prince-william-princess-diana-relationship/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>William consoled his mother</a> by telling her he would restore her royal title when he became king. And for more on the current royal matriarch, here are <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/queen-elizabeth/”>13 Secrets About Queen Elizabeth Only Royal Insiders Know</a>.</p>
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<div class=”title”> He disliked summering with the Fayeds. </div>
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<p>During that fateful summer in 1997, Diana decided to take William and Harry with her aboard<strong> Mohamed Al-Fayed’s</strong> yacht, the <em>Jonikal</em>. The boys had plenty of expensive toys on the trip, like high powered Jet Skis, and <strong>Dodi Fayed</strong> tried everything he could do to win them over—even renting out a disco for them. But friends told me William did not like his mother’s growing friendship with the Fayeds.</p>
<p>”He couldn’t wait to get away from them,” a royal insider confided. “The prince was uncomfortable with the whole thing. He wanted to <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/prince-charles-coronavirus-william-harry/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>go to Balmoral</a> like he did every summer. He didn’t like being fussed over and he didn’t like that his mother was growing closer to Dodi.” And for more on William’s late mother, check out <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/questions-about-princess-dianas-death/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>The 6 Biggest Unanswered Questions Surrounding Princess Diana’s Death</a>.</p>
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<div class=”title”> He did not want to walk behind his mother’s casket. </div>
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<p>When plans were made for Diana’s funeral, her brother <strong>Charles Spencer</strong> was insistent on walking behind his sister’s casket. Prince Charles disapproved of the idea of Spencer walking alone and insisted he be part of the procession as well. The Palace thought it would be best if 15-year-old William and 12-year-old Harry accompany their father. At first, William was adamantly opposed to the idea and relented only when <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/prince-philip-gaffes/”><strong>Prince Philip</strong></a> asked if he would do so if he walked along side him. In the BBC documentary <em>Diana, 7 Days</em>, William described the experience as a “<a href=”https://people.com/royals/prince-william-finally-reveals-who-decided-he-and-harry-should-walk-behind-dianas-coffin/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>long and lonely walk</a>” that he did out of “duty.”</p>
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<div class=”title”> He earned a goofy nickname while serving in the Royal Air Force. </div>
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<p>William joined the Royal Air Force in 2008 and was known by his fellow airmen as <a href=”https://www.londonnet.co.uk/royals/prince-william-is-billy-the-fish/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Billy the Fish, a pun on his name</a>, William Wales.</p>
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<div class=”title”>He had a trick to prevent Harry from stealing his shoes. </div>
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<p>Both William and Harry favor handmade oxfords from <a href=”https://www.johnlobb.com/en_us/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>John Lobb</a>. And during the princes’ bachelor days when they shared an apartment in Kensington Palace, William would reportedly <a href=”https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/prince-william/8571082/Prince-William-marks-his-own-shoes.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>mark the soles of his shoes with a “W”</a> to avoid any mix-ups.</p>
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<div class=”title”> He once broke up with Kate over the phone. </div>
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<p>In 2007, when William was feeling pressure from all sides about getting engaged, he decided he wasn’t ready to get married. The 25-year-old future king rang Kate up at her office at Jigsaw, a fashion company where she was working as an assistant buyer in accessories, and <a href=”https://parade.com/152491/parade/why-william-and-kate-broke-up-in-2007-and-why-they-got-back-together/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>broke up with her</a>—proving that sometimes even handsome princes can be frogs. The couple reunited a few months later and the rest, as they say, is history. And for the Cambridges cutest moments, check out <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/prince-william-kate-middletons-adorable-moments/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>William and Kate’s Most Adorable Couples Moments Through the Years</a>.</p>
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<div class=”title”> He had to trade with Harry to get Diana’s engagement ring. </div>
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<p>When William did decide to propose to Kate, he wanted to give her Diana’s iconic diamond engagement ring, but it belonged to Prince Harry at the time.</p>
<p>When Diana died in 1997, her butler, <strong>Paul Burrell</strong>, took both boys to her Kensington Palace apartment where they chose special items that belonged to their mother as remembrances of her, as Burrell recalled in his book, <a href=”https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0399151729/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><em>A Royal Duty</em></a>. Harry chose Diana’s engagement ring while William selected her gold Cartier watch.</p>
<p>Since marriage was the furthest thing on Harry’s mind in 2010, the brothers traded the priceless keepsakes. That’s why <strong>Meghan Markle</strong> missed out on the stunning 18-carat sapphire and diamond ring that Kate proudly wears today.</p>
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<div class=”title”> Kate’s bridal bouquet was a testament to her love for William. </div>
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<p><a href=”https://www.glamour.com/story/royal-wedding-the-meaning-behi” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Kate Middleton’s wedding bouquet</a> was a lovely mixture of white flowers, which included lily of the valley, hyacinth, myrtle, and sweet William.</p>
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<div class=”title”>He had a secret feature sewn into his wedding day ensemble.</div>
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<p>William looked dashing in his uniform of the Irish Guards on his wedding day, but he was concerned about becoming too warm and sweating under the glaringly hot lights of the television cameras, so he requested <a href=”https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1384139/Prince-Williams-royal-wedding-outfit-special-material-didnt-faint.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>custom sweat pads</a> be sewn into his jacket so he wouldn’t be seen perspiring.</p>
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<div class=”title”> He doesn’t wear a wedding ring. </div>
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<p>While Prince Harry wears a gold wedding band, William doesn’t wear a ring at all. His decision follows a long standing tradition that <a href=”https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2020043089003/reason-why-prince-william-doesnt-wear-wedding-ring/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>kings-to-be generally have not worn wedding bands</a>.</p>
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<div class=”title”> He took Kate on her first trip to New York. </div>
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<p>William took his wife on a trip across the pond to the Big Apple in 2014 while Kate was pregnant with <strong>Princess Charlotte</strong>. The couple was there on official royal business, but still managed to take in a Brooklyn Nets basketball game during their stay (where they met<strong> Beyoncé</strong> and<strong> Jay-Z</strong>). They declined to pucker up for the kiss cam, opting instead for friendly and decidedly more royal wave (as <a href=”https://abc30.com/society/royal-visit-prince-william-kate-attend-nets-game-at-barclays/427645/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>ABC News captured here</a>).</p>
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<div class=”title”> He went all-in preparing to be a dad. </div>
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<p>According to <em>Vanity Fair,</em> William told friends that <a href=”https://www.today.com/parents/prince-william-used-commando-dad-book-prep-baby-I547757″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>before the birth of Prince George</a> in 2013, he studied <a href=”https://amzn.to/31zaThs” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><em>Commando Dad: Basic Training</em></a>, an army-style handbook.</p>
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<div class=”title”>He’s got great taste in jewelry. </div>
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<p><img class=”alignnone wp-image-50652 size-full” src=”https://i1.wp.com/bestlifeonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/kate-middleton-prince-william-2.jpg?resize=1024%2C745&ssl=1″ alt=”Kate Middleton and Prince William” width=”1024″ height=”745″ data-recalc-dims=”1″ /></p>
<p>Besides giving Kate his mother’s breathtaking engagement ring, William also gifted his wife the matching diamond and sapphire earrings after their wedding. While Diana wore them as posts, Kate has had them remodeled into delicate drop earrings, which she wears often.</p>
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<div class=”title”>His favorite wedding gift was very unique. </div>
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<p><img class=”alignnone wp-image-124156 size-full” src=”https://i0.wp.com/bestlifeonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/old-swing-set.jpg?resize=1200%2C780&ssl=1″ alt=”Yard with an Old Swing Set” width=”1200″ height=”780″ data-recalc-dims=”1″ /></p>
<p>One of William’s favorite wedding gifts was a <a href=”https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2016072632616/prince-george-swing-revealed-online/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>wooden swing that has “William and Catherine” engraved</a> on it. As<em> Hello! </em>reported, Prince George has been photographed playing on it at the family’s country home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk. Perhaps it served as inspiration for the family-friendly swing that was such a hit as part of <a href=”https://bestlifeonline.com/will-and-kate-instagram/”>Kate’s family garden</a> at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show.</p>
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<div class=”title”> Fatherhood has made William more emotional. </div>
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<p><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-217832″ src=”https://i1.wp.com/bestlifeonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/kate-middleton-prince-william-school.jpg?resize=1200%2C801&ssl=1″ alt=”Kate Middleton and Prince William bring Princess Charlotte and Prince George for their first day of school at Thomas’s Battersea in London in Sept. 2019″ width=”1200″ height=”801″ data-recalc-dims=”1″ /></p>
<p>William said in an <a href=”https://www.glamour.com/story/prince-william-talks-fatherhood” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>ITV documentary</a> that since becoming a father, he is “a lot more emotional than [he] used to be.” He added: “Now the smallest little things, you well up a little more, you get affected by the sort of things that happen around the world a lot more. Just because you realize how precious life is and it puts it all in perspective.”</p>
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<div class=”title”> He’s got a sweet tooth. </div>
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<p><img class=”alignnone wp-image-35769 size-full” src=”https://i2.wp.com/bestlifeonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/shutterstock_698469178.jpg?resize=1024%2C682&ssl=1″ alt=”chocolate cake on butcher block” width=”1024″ height=”682″ data-recalc-dims=”1″ /></p>
<p><a href=”https://theroyalchef.com/queen-elizabeths-favorite-cake-chocolate-biscuit-cake/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>William’s favorite cake</a> is chocolate biscuit cake, which is made using tea biscuits and dark chocolate. It sets in the fridge rather than being baked in an oven. According to royal chef <strong>Darren McGrady</strong>, the prince requested one be served as his groom’s cake at his wedding in 2011.</p>
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<div class=”title”> He’s a big television fan. </div>
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<p><img class=”size-full wp-image-127280″ src=”https://i1.wp.com/bestlifeonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/joffrey-glesson-game-of-thrones.jpg?resize=1200%2C900&ssl=1″ alt=”Jack Gleeson in Game of Thrones (2011)” width=”1200″ height=”900″ data-recalc-dims=”1″ /></p>
<p>William and Kate are said to be huge fans of several television series, including Australian soap <i>Neighbours </i>as well as <em>Downton Abbey </em>and <a href=”https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/prince-harry-birthday-meghan-markle-17021782″ target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”><em>Game of Thrones</em></a>, which Harry and Meghan also loved.</p>
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<div class=”title”> But he’s not a fan of spicy foods. </div>
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<p><img class=”alignnone wp-image-35770 size-full” src=”https://i2.wp.com/bestlifeonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/shutterstock_343731611.jpg?resize=1024%2C682&ssl=1″ alt=”chicken curry” width=”1024″ height=”682″ data-recalc-dims=”1″ /></p>
<p>In 2016, William told a group of students visiting Buckingham Palace that he <a href=”https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2016040630778/kate-is-a-fan-of-spices-but-prince-william-struggles-with-spicy-food/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>”struggles” with spices</a> and prefers more bland foods. But Kate has said that they <a href=”https://www.hellomagazine.com/cuisine/gallery/2020052990621/royal-family-favourite-takeaways-curry-nandos/1/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>eat a lot of curry</a> when spending evenings in, so Will’s must be of the milder variety. Fun fact: It’s not usually delivered—they like to go and pick it up themselves.</p>
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<div class=”title”> He’s got a secret stylist. </div>
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<p><img class=”alignnone wp-image-152921 size-full” src=”https://i2.wp.com/bestlifeonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Prince-william-in-tux.jpg?resize=847%2C1200&ssl=1″ alt=”Prince William wears tux” width=”847″ height=”1200″ data-recalc-dims=”1″ /></p>
<p>According to <em>British GQ,</em> <a href=”https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/gallery/prince-william-style” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>William has become more stylish</a> and relaxed on official tours, thanks to some stealth style tips from Kate’s stylist,<strong> Natasha Archer</strong>. The trusted fashion advisor is credited with encouraging the prince to sport Ray-Ban aviator shades at events like Wimbledon and suggested he wear more slim lined suits and blazers.</p>
<p><em>Diane Clehane is a New York-based journalist and author of <a href=”http://amzn.to/2FDdThq” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Imagining Diana</a> and <a href=”http://amzn.to/2GizGMe” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Diana: The Secrets of Her Style</a>.</em></p>

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