Family The strangely normal name Prince William used whilst studying at St Andrews to stay undercover
Everything We Know About Prince George as He Turns 9!
On July 22, Prince George celebrates his 9th birthday! Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday that Kate Middleton and Prince William stood on the steps of the Lindo Wing, cradling their firstborn child? Fast forward to the present, and that tiny bundle turns nine! And already, young Prince George has made quite a mark on the world with his charming personality, dapper style, and mischievous grin. But for as much as you’ve probably heard about Prince George, there are some fun facts about the super-cute heir (he’s third in line to the throne) that you’d probably be surprised to learn.
The royal family's life is often laid bare to millions, with the public and the media interested in every small part of their lives. This means that their public actions are often under a lot of scrutiny. Because of this they have had to develop ways to deal with this particular when they are interacting with ‘normal’ people who might treat them differently if they were aware of their royal background.
This is something that Prince William figured out fairly young. Whilst attending university in Scotland, the Duke of Cambridge, apparently abandoned his name for a time to remain incognito and inconspicuous. The name he decided on was incredibly ordinary and definitely would not draw unwanted attention.
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Following a gap year, William attended The University of St Andrews in 2001. Although registered officially as ‘William Wales’ the prince decided to disguise himself and went by the name Steve,
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The name apparently helped the famous royal remain relatively under the radar while at uni and he eventually graduated in 2005 with a master's degree in geography. The name doesn’t seem to have stuck since he left St Andrews but William has got a much longer-lasting nickname that was given to him by his mother Diana.
Princess Diana used to call him 'wombat'. In an NBC interview in 2007, William admitted to being stuck with the name, “I can’t get rid of it now,” he said.
Here's How The Royal Family Celebrated Prince George's Birthday
Prince George turned 9 today, and we already know how the royal family celebrated the future-king. Find out what they did for his special day here."His personality is really starting to shine," a royal insider told Us Weekly about the young prince. "His confidence has grown leaps and bounds over the last couple of years." Giving a nod to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's parenting skills, the source observed, "He's such a lovable, down-to-earth little boy ... It's clear Prince William and Kate are raising him well.
“It began when I was two. I’ve been rightfully told because I can’t remember back that far, but when we went to Australia with our parents, and the wombat, you know, that’s the local animal, so I just basically got called that, not because I look like a wombat, or maybe I do".
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