Prince William on the worst gift he’s given Kate and getting banned from using their Twitter


  • Prince William recently sat down with soccer star Peter Crouch to talk mental health and life in lockdown.
  • During the conversation the duke got candid about the early years of his relationship with Kate and why he's no longer allowed access to the Kensington Palace Twitter account.
  • On his Twitter ban he said: ""They deliberately keep me away from that..."

The Duke of Cambridge sat down with former pro soccer player, Peter Crouch at Kensington Palace in March, for his podcast That Peter Crouch Podcast.

William's been teaming up with various big names in soccer, including David Beckham, to talk mental health in the past few months.

His most recent venture as president of the Football Association has seen him rename the 2020 FA Cup final the Heads Up FA Cup final to promote mental health, reports BBC.

During his chat with Peter, William spoke about life in lockdown and the family. Exchanging stories about their wives, Willam told Peter about the one time he gifted Kate a rather random present while the two were still dating, reports Hello! Magazine.

"I did get my wife a pair of binoculars once – she's never let me forget that," he said.

"That was early on in the courtship that was. I wrapped them. They were really nice. I was trying to convince myself about it. I was like, 'But these are really amazing, look how far you can see!'

"She was looking at me going, 'They're binoculars, what's going on?' It didn't go well. Honestly, I have no idea why I bought her a pair of binoculars."

William, a big soccer fan, also told Peter about how one of his impulsive football tweets got him into trouble, and he's no longer allowed to use the Kensington Palace Twitter account as a result, reports People.

"They deliberately keep me away from that," he said. "When Liverpool did that amazing [game against Barcelona] I went mental, I grabbed the Twitter thing and I just posted it," he said. He added: "I got completely out of control and I just went, 'Tweet that, get it out. Give it here!'"

"Well done Liverpool - an incredible result, what a comeback," he tweeted in May 2019.

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