The British royalty is not as fun to follow as they used to be. But thanks to the paparazzi who devote their lives to digging up dirt on the Queen and her family, we can witness some of the most controversial moments in modern history. It only gets more awkward when you realize 90% of all these situations pertain to Prince William. Let’s list some of the weirdest things Will has done so far!
1. Bros Before Royal Duties
This one may be controversial for the stuck-up royal types, but in actuality, William did what he wanted to, and that should be celebrated. In 2017, during the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey, every single royal person and their dogs were present. Well, except Prince William, who decided to ditch the event and go skiing in the Swiss Alps with his actual friends. Can you blame him? Because apparently, the papers had a field day with this story, especially when new photos of William and some hot models dancing were taken by the paparazzi. How dare you have fun, Will?
2. William’s Controversial Trip to India
How awkward is must it be to visit the countries that used to be your colonies? Well, if anyone could answer that question, it would be the British Royal family. Historically, the relationship between India and the British monarchy was controversial, to put it mildly, especially in lieu of the whole Koh-i-Noor diamond shenanigans. But the 2016 events only solidified the gap between these nations. William and Kate decided to travel a bit and visited India to hunt down poachers. But then it turned out that the poachers the royals were shooting were actually just members of a local tribe who were looking for food on the reservation. Just bad news all around.
3. William’s Bad Take on the War in Ukraine
The British government and the people of Britain have unanimously shown their support for Ukraine in this cruel war waged on innocent civilians by the Russians. But to Prince William, the concept of war in Eastern Europe was akin to a conflict in Africa or Asia. At least that’s what the media put in their headlines the next day, but People magazine admitted that William was misquoted and quickly fixed the news. The damage was done, but he survived, and President Zelenskyy still thanked William for his support on Twitter.