Kate Middleton was unimpressed with Prince William in their early court days after the second in line bought his future wife binoculars as a gift.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 38, spend their closed home at Amner Hall in Norfolk with their children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two.
Talk about BBC Radio 5Live’s That Peter Crouch podcast, which was partly shot via Zoom and partly at Kensington Palace in March, the royal revealed that he ‘currently buys average’ and once put his foot in it after buying Kate the unusual gift.
Kate Middleton was unimpressed with Prince William in their early court days after the second in line bought his future wife binoculars as a gift. Kate is shown with binoculars while watching sailing in Weymouth during the 2012 Olympics
William met English striker Peter Crouch and his co-hosts Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark on a special podcast, where Peter revealed that he bought his model wife Abbey Clancey the same Mackintosh raincoat for three years in a row.
“I once gave my wife binoculars – she never let me forget that,” replied the Duke.
“That was early in the courtship. I packed them. They were very nice.
“I tried to convince myself. I was like, “But these are really great, see how far you can see!”
William and Kate, who visited the control room of London Ambulance Service 111 in Croydon in March, met at St Andrew’s University in 2003. William said his current faux was only in the early days of the relationship
“She looked at me,” “It’s binoculars, what’s going on?”. It was not going well. Frankly, I have no idea why I bought binoculars for her. ‘
Prince William met Kate Middleton in 2003, when they were both students at the University of St Andrews.
The couple married eight years later in 2011 at a grand ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
The candid comments are ahead of this weekend’s Heads Up FA Cup final, named after the Duke’s mental health charity.
In a relaxed and casual conversation, the future king also bought the podcast that hosts a takeaway curry for the Samrat Indian restaurant in Ealing, West London, revealing that Queen’s 1975 Smash Hit Bohemian Rhapsody is his favorite karaoke song.
In a clip from the episode, William joked that ‘an Uber driver needs to be searched on the ground’ after bringing the trio a curry.
The podcast release is available today after details of Finding Freedom, the new bombshell about Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, were revealed over the weekend, uncovering the fragile relationship between the royal brothers.
Titled That Prince William Episode, the podcast sees the Duke, Peter, Tom and Chris talk about the importance of talking about mental health and the role football can play in supporting people’s mental well-being.
Prince William took part in a special episode of Peter Crouch’s podcast to talk about his Heads Up campaign. William invited Peter, as well as hosts Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark, to his Kensington Palace home, pictured, in March before finishing the episode via video call earlier this month
In a clip he shared on Kensington Palace’s Instagram this morning, William said he could see that Prince George was Aston Villa’s’ all-time top scorer ‘after Chris asked him,’ What if he [Prince George] got really good at football? Can he make sure Villa is in the front? ‘
When asked what he would do if England were “disastrous”, Prince William said he would fire manager Gareth Southgate, much to Peter’s delight.
The Duke of Cambridge also reveals that he is “not allowed anywhere near Kensington Palace’s Twitter” but once took control after a particularly good football game.
The Duke of Cambridge (pictured earlier this month), 38, insisted ‘it’s a power to talk about your mental health, not a weakness’ when he appeared on BBC Radio Five Live’s That Peter Crouch Podcast
“They consciously keep me from that,” he explains.
“I tried it a few times, when Liverpool did that great semifinal against Barcelona, I grabbed the Twitter thing and just posted it.
“It was a great game, it literally blew me away. It was one of the best football games I’ve ever seen and I got completely out of hand, I was like “tweet that, get it out!”
The second in line added when his team Aston Villa did well, he also felt the urge to tweet.
“Almost every Villa game we’ve won, which hasn’t been much this season, but almost every Villa game, I’ve tried to get it and they’re keeping me away. They keep me off now. I have to fight for it! ‘
Speaking about the Heads Up campaign, William said, “We all have mental health and we all need to be mentally fit … It’s a power to talk about your mental health, it’s not a weakness.
“You know that if you’re not feeling well, something is bothering you, talking about it – it’s not a problem.”