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Pseudonym Prince William used in university days revealed

The Prince of Wales went incognito in his college days.

The Prince of Wales went incognito in his college days.

To avoid unwanted attention during his university years, the young Prince of Wales, son of the late Princess Diana and King Charles III, adopted a banal pseudonym.

The false name Prince William went under during his years at St. Andrews University in Scotland is “Steve”.

An undercover prince

The incognito name allowed the prince a level of anonymity and peace of mind so he could focus on carrying out his studies, as per The Mirror.

Though he was enrolled at St Andrews under the name William Wales, he introduced himself to his classmates and his friends referred to him simply as “Steve”.

The name “Steve” was selected because the name doesn’t attract much attention, and it allowed Prince William to distance himself to some degree from the intense media attention that has constantly followed him since he was born.

Introducing Kate Middleton

As the first-born son of the then heir to the throne, Prince William was born into the spotlight, with every milestone in his life covered extensively by the media — from his appearance as a newborn baby in Princess Diana’s arms on the hospital steps, to his marriage to Kate Middleton.

Will met Kate during his university days, and she reportedly also humored the pseudonym and called him Steve.

Prince William was admitted into St Andrews to study art history, but later opted for geography. He graduated in June 2005, at the same ceremony as his future wife, Kate Middleton.

The late Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Prince William’s paternal grandparents, attended the graduation as did his father, then Prince Charles, and his father’s wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles.

Princess Diana tragically died in a car crash in Paris, August 31, 1997.


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