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'Holy terror' Prince William has 'Harry Potter scar' - and other little known facts
Prince William mark his 40th.William's most pivotal life moments have been shared with the public, from the break-up of his parents and the tragic death of his mum Princess Diana, to his marriage to Kate Middleton and becoming a dad himself.Arguably the world's favourite royal, the heir to the throne is known for his grace and unfaltering composure, leading many to liken him to the Queen.But did you know she once reportedly thought the young prince was "out of control"? And his own mum even described the toddler as "a holy terror".As Wills reaches his milestone birthday on Tuesday June 21, we take a look at some of the less-known facts and insider info about our charming future king.Prince William was setting trends from the moment he arrived - being the first future heir to the throne to be born in a hospital.It kicked off a new tradition of Prince Harry and all three of William and Kate's children being born in the Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London's Paddington.The new royal babies were then shown off to the eager crowds by their proud parents on the steps of the hospital.According to Tina Brown in her book about the royal family, the Queen complained to Prince Philip that toddler William was “out of control."And after returning from a tour of Canada in 1983, Princess Diana herself admitted Wills was turning into “a holy terror — dashing about bumping into tables and lamps, breaking everything in sight.In her book, The Palace Papers, Brown wrote: "At the age of four he allegedly had a habit of “yapping” at his nanny, Barbara Barnes, telling her: “No one tells me what to do! When I am king I will have you punished."One day in the 1990s, the Princess of Wales invited Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Christy
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Prince Philip's savage jibe to David Beckham and wife Victoria during Jubilee celebrations
Prince Philip was known for his controversial sense of humour and quick wit during his life and Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee celebrations in 2012 were no exception.The royal couple did not sit on the thrones placed for them during the River Pageant, with Prince Phillip making a jibe at David Beckham for the reason why not.The year 2012 marked the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen as she celebrated 60 years on the throne.The only diamond jubilee celebration for any of Elizabeth's predecessors was in 1897, for the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Victoria.To mark the special occasion, the monarch and Philip took part in a River Pageant, but they did not sit on the thrones placed out for them.When Phillip was asked why he did not sit down, he simply replied: "We'd have looked like Mr and Mrs Beckham, wouldn't we?"In context, Philip's comment was a reference to David and Victoria Beckham's wedding in 1999, during which they sat on huge red velvet thrones.When the late Duke passed away last year, David and Victoria were among the many who took to social media to pay their tributes.David wrote in view of his 73.6 million Instagram followers: "My thoughts and sympathies go to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family as we join them to mourn the loss of Prince Philip."A public figure to the world but first a loving husband, father and grandfather."Today is a day to remember his life and incredible service to Britain and around the world. Rest In Peace Your Highness."Meanwhile, Victoria penned on her own profile: "Saddened to hear about the passing of Prince Philip today.
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BBC Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen leaves fans in tears seconds into Royal special
BBC viewers have been left in tears just seconds into the television special Elizabeth: The Unseen Queen, which aired ahead of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.The documentary contained archive footage from throughout Her Majesty's life, with most of it previously unseen.The introduction, narrated by Queen Elizabeth, explained that the family had a love of filming their life, and it was this footage which would be shared.And viewers were left in tears before the opening credits had even rolled, as it gave a few glimpses of Queen Elizabeth in her younger days.One said: "She started talking, I started blubbing."Another wrote: "Literally 30 seconds into The Unseen Queen and I'm crying."Someone replied: "So am I! Why?" as another echoed: "Me too!"And another viewer tweeted: "So emotional."The documentary showed the life of Queen Elizabeth through her own eyes and those of her family, from her time as a young princess, through her wedding day to Prince Philip and beyond.The Queen, 96, celebrates her Platinum Jubilee this year, marking 70 years since the took the throne following her father's death.Celebrations are ongoing around the country, and, despite her age, the Queen has been attending a number of events recently.Earlier in May, she officially opened the Elizabeth line on the London Underground, wearing a yellow ensemble in her usual colour-block style.It's reported that she does not plan to abdicate, however her son Prince Charles, heir to the throne, has started to take on more of her duties as she took a step back on public engagements.Queen Elizabeth II's reign started on February 6, 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI.For more of the latest showbiz news from Daily Star, make