Modern art greatly bored Prince William during his studies at St Andrew’s University.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, also studied art history at the same university, which led to the meeting of the future spouses.
The Duke of Cambridge makes some revelations on this subject which made him snort at the university.
On June 21, 2022, Prince William celebrated his 40th birthday. For the occasion, the Duke of Cambridge quietly joined Dave Martin, 60, a seller of The Big Issue, at his stand in Westminster. During this meeting, Prince William made some revelations about his failed course in art history at the University of St Andrews. Indeed, the husband of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, tended to pitch down in full course at the university. Although the future king of England enjoyed studying Renaissance art, he still admitted to being very bored in modern art, reveals the Daily Mail. Incidentally, Prince William told Dave Martin that he “studied a bit of art history in college. I had to drop out – I kept falling asleep during class …” still according to the magazine. The Duke of Cambridge then revealed that “It was awful. We did a lot of Renaissance, which was amazing. But once we got into modern art, I started to fall asleep a bit” .
This may be a blessing in disguise, as this is when Prince William met Kate Middleton, his future wife. At the time, the Duchess of Cambridge was also enrolled in art history. On this unprecedented occasion, Prince William and Dave Martin were able to sell 32 copies of The Big Issue in one hour. According to Dave, this accomplishment would normally take him a week. On this occasion, the Duke of Cambridge also received a set of abstract postcards from his standmate.
Prince William: the 40th birthday of the Duke of Cambridge to make sure to highlight “something that is close to my heart”
Still to mark the birthday of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, now 40 years old, the latest edition of The Big Issue devotes the cover to him. This follows a Daily Mail publication on June 20 that the Duke of Cambridge was “to focus on homelessness and housing over the coming year”. The father of George, 8, Charlotte, 7, and Louis, 4, agrees and says his birthday ‘was a good opportunity…to make sure we shine a light on something that is close to my heart’ .
In addition to his meeting with Mr. Martin, Prince William was able to chat with several people during his time on the streets. The Daily Mail publishes that some fled the war in Ukraine, others were simple sympathizers. The husband of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, has said that he wanted to “know the other side and see what it was like to be a seller of The Big Issue.” Prince William then concluded with: “This stay has really opened my eyes. I was lucky enough to join Dave on a warm and sunny day in June.”
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