Many people feel as though they vaguely know Prince William, having watched via the media as he has grown up, got married and had kids. And that’s even despite the fact that the second in line to the British throne still keeps his personal life as private as possible, so it’s hard to know what he’s really like behind closed doors. Still, intriguing tidbits about William do leak out during interviews, and they may well help royal fans understand the future king that much better.
20. He wanted to be a policeman as a child
As a boy, William decided he wished to grow up to become a policeman, and his mother Diana was apparently only too happy to indulge him in that fantasy. How? Well, the Princess of Wales once took her son to meet some real law enforcement officers, who in turn presented him with his own child-sized uniform. Aww! And Prince George seems to be following in William’s footsteps in that regard; he said to be rather enamoured with the police too.
19. He loves ice cream, desserts and chocolate
William has reportedly loved sweet treats all his life. That’s according to former royal chef Darren McGrady, who spilled all to the media about what the young prince liked to eat as a child. Banana flan had been William’s favorite dessert, but he would also “get ice cream and eat it from the tub,” McGrady told the Star-Telegram in 2013. And such is William’s love of chocolate – a trait he apparently shares with his grandmother – that he ordered a “groom’s cake” partly made up of the confection for his wedding.