Prince William

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Quotes (12)

  • Prince William: I think it's very important that you make your own decision about what you are. Therefore you're responsible for your actions, so you don't blame other people.

  • Prince William: There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about her.

  • Prince William: The last thing I want to do is be mollycoddled or be wrapped up in cotton wool.

  • Prince William: I'm not an over-dominant person. I don't go around and expect everyone to listen to me the whole time. But I like to be in control of my life because I have so many people around me, I can get pulled in one direction and then the other. If I don't have any say in it, then I end up just losing complete control and I don't like the idea of that. I could actually lose my identity.

  • Prince William: Harry can paint, but I can't. He has our father's talent, while I, on the other hand, am about the biggest idiot on a piece of canvas. I did do a couple of drawings at Eton which were put on display. Teachers thought they were examples of modern art, but in fact I was just trying to paint a house!

  • Prince William: It's not as if I choose my friends on the basis of where they are from or what they are. It's about their character and who they are and whether we get on. I just hope I can meet people I get on with. I don't care about their backgrounds.

  • Prince William: Keeping your feet firmly on the ground is the most important thing.

  • Prince William: I'm always open for people saying I'm wrong because most of the time I am.

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Trivia (47)

  • In June, 2008, William became a knight of the Order of the Garter, so if he were not a prince he would now be Sir William.

  • In honour of William's 21st birthday, the Royal Mail in the United Kingdom issued a stamp with his face on it. Over twenty million were sold.

  • In April, 2007, William and his girl friend of five years, Kate Middleton, announced that they were breaking up. But they still see each other.

  • A new hybrid red tea rose was named the 'Royal William' to commemorate William's birth.

  • In 2005, William graduated from the University of St Andrews with an upper second class honours degree in History of Art.

  • While he was at Eton, William was Secretary of the school's Agricultural Society, Keeper of Swimming, house captain, and house captain of games.

  • After trials at Fife in 2004, William was selected for the Scottish Universities' water polo team. His uniform number was 12.

  • On his father's side, William has two uncles, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and one aunt, Princess Anne. On his mother's side he has one uncle, Earl Spencer, and two aunts, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes.

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