Everybody thinks I drink beer but I actually like cider!

— Prince William

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I have to say that I thought search-and-rescue duties over Snowdonia were physically and mentally demanding, but looking after a 3-week-old baby is up there!


There's been a lot of speculation about every single girl I'm with and it actually does quite irritate me after a while, more so because it's a complete pain for the girls.


I'm probably a bit of a cheeky grandson, like my brother as well.

We both take the mickey a bit too much.


My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring.


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.


People say it's not ambitious, but it is actually quite ambitious wanting to help people.


When I first met Kate I knew there was something very special about her.

I knew there was possibly something that I wanted to explore there. We ended up being friends for a while and that just sort of was a good foundation. Because I do generally believe now that being friends with one another is a massive advantage. And It just went from there.


As I learned from growing up, you don't mess with your grandmother.


He's a blockhead who wants a proof of what he cannot perceive.

And he's a fool a fool who tries to make such a blockhead believe.


The thing is with me I look on the brighter side of everything.

There's no point being pessimistic or being worried about too many things because frankly life's too short.


I am and always will be an HRH. But out of personal choice I like to be called William because that is my name and I want people to call me William - for now.


I've had lots of kids come up and ask for my autograph, I've had a grandmother stop me and ask me if I know a good place to buy underwear.


About Prince William

Quotes 45 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Royalty
Birthday June 21, 1982

When the Queen says 'well done,' it means so much.


I think the last few weeks for me have been just a very different emotional experience. Something I never thought I would feel myself. And I find...a lot of things affect me differently now. As any new parent knows, you're only too happy to show off your new child and, you know, proclaim that he is the best looking or the best everything.


No one is going to try to fill my mother's shoes, what she did was fantastic.

It's about making your own future and your own destiny and Kate will do a very good job of that.


I get quite lazy about cooking because when I come back from work it is the last thing I want to do, really is spend loads of time cooking.


The Refrigerator" Perry: "I've been big ever since I was little.


You hear a lot of horror stories about proposing and things going horribly wrong - it went really, really well and I was really pleased when she said yes.


It's like a rugby team. If you're picking for the World Cup final, you're picking experience with youth. Everything is better off having that balance and that mix. I think that, especially, goes for the monarchy as well.


It's my mother's engagement ring so I thought it was quite nice because obviously she's not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all - this was my way of keeping her close to it all.


I hope I'm not a tourist attraction - I'm sure that they come here really because St. Andrews is just amazing, a beautiful place.


I'm reasonably headstrong about what I believe in, and what I go for, and I've got fantastic people around me who give me great support and advice.


I do think I am a country boy at heart.

I love the buzz of towns and going out with friends and sitting with them drinking and whatever - it's fun - but, at the same time, I like space and freedom.


When I was younger and my parents used to always slap my hand if I was picking my nose or if I was running around screaming I was told to shut up.


I'm still trying to decide. It's a really difficult one because I really enjoy my time in the Air Force. And I'd love to continue it. But the pressures of my other life are building. And fighting them off or balancing the two of them has proven quite difficult.


Only the mad girls chase me, I think.


We'll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids.

But obviously we want a family so we'll have to start thinking about that.


We could not be happier.


My house is to me as my castle, since the law has not the art to destroy it.


All these questions about do you want to be king? It's not a question of wanting to be, it's something I was born into and it's my duty. . . . Wanting is not the right word. But those stories about me not wanting to be king are all wrong.


I don't deliberately select my friends because of their background.

If I enjoy someone's company, then that's all that counts. I have many different friends who aren't from the same background as me and we get on really wellit's brilliant.


The fish only knows that it lives in the water, after it is already on the river bank. Without our awareness of another world out there, it would never occur to us to change.


As any new parent knows, you're only too happy to show off your new child and, you know, proclaim that he is the best looking or the best everything.


That which holds our attention determines our action.


I just want to go to university and have fun - I want to be an ordinary student.

I'm only going to university. It's not like I'm getting married - though that's what it feels like sometimes.


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


When I was trying to impress Kate I was trying to cook these amazing fancy dinners and what would happen was I would burn something, something would overspill, something would catch on fire and she would be sitting in the background trying to help, and basically taking control of the whole situation, so I was quite glad she was there at the time.


Being a small boy it's very daunting seeing the Queen around and not really quite knowing what to talk about.


I always remember having a healthy respect for my grandmother.


My grandmother certainly does not care for celebrity.


There are times where you can't do it yourself and the system takes over, or it's appropriate to do things differently. But I think driving your son and your wife away from hospital was really important to me.


I know that I am very fortunate. I have the support of my family and friends, I do a job I enjoy and I have Catherine.


I'm just very keen to have a family and both Catherine and I, you know, are looking forward to having a family in the future.


My relationship with my grandmother has gone from strength to strength.

As a shy, younger man it could be harder to talk about weighty matters. It was: 'This is my grandmother who is the Queen, and these are serious historical subjects.'

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