11 Interesting Facts About Prince William

Diply 17 Oct 2016

When talking about the royal family, it seems like a lot of our minds instantly go to that of the hunky Prince Harry or his iconic grandmother. But there's another member of the family who's just as interesting, and he goes by the name Prince William. Not only is William married to the ever-so-lovely Kate Middleton, but he's had a pretty interesting life that not a lot of people know about. Check it out.

1. He's interested in what the media says about him.

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When asked what he'd do if he could be invisible for just one day, he said he's visit the newspaper journalists to hear what they have to say about him.

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2. Nobody ever calls him by his entire name.

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His full title is actually "His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter."

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3. He only slept for 30 minutes the night before his wedding.

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His inability to sleep was due to a combination of nervousness and the thousands of fans who sat up all night singing outside his room.

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4. Nearly 1.5 billion people watched his wedding ceremony. 

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There's only like seven billion people in the world, so that's a pretty decent stat.

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5. He has a scar just like Harry Potter on his forehead.

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Apparently he got it while horsing around with some friends while playing golf as a teen.

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6. His friends kept pranking him around the time of his wedding.

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Seeing how much William and Kate memorabilia was available online, his pals kept purchasing things and hiding them around William's home to find.

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7. His children were born in the exact same hospital as he was.

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St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London is a special place for William.

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8. Kate Middleton has a nickname for him.

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Apparently Kate calls her hubby Big Willie. That's quite the nickname...

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9. He used to tell people his name was Danny.

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This was his way to avoid unwanted attention while out in public as a young man. I have a feeling this wouldn't work anymore.

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10. He once saved a man's life. 

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While acting as a search and rescue pilot he discovered a man who was stuck on a mountain in stormy weather who was suffering from chest pains. Had William not found him, he surely would have died.

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11. Kate and William only told the Queen about their engagement two hours before it was announced publicly.

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Talk about waiting until the last minute!

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SHARE if you're obsessed with William and Kate. 

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