Unlike those of us who were unceremoniously dropped off at college with barely a goodbye, Prince William arrived at St. Andrew's University with an entire press pool of photographers and his father. Aka the future King of England. Who, for reasons that remain mysterious, chose to wear a giant pair of billowing white trousers.
Basically, William's first day of University was an EVENT, and while the rest of his time at school was relatively low-key, he did—poor thing—have to engage in an entire professional photoshoot. Which involved him, ya know, reading in the library, shopping for candy, frolicking gleefully along the beach like a unbridled free spirit, showing off his feet multiple times (help), playing pool with the local lads, holding notebooks because he's STUDYING, and—of course—laying in the sand in a way that can only be described as "come hither."
On that note, please feast your eyes on 22 photos of Prince William in college—an iconic time that will be hopefully be recreated when The Crown drops season 6 part 2 on December 14!
Having a Cheeky Read in the Library
Learning important facts about the devastating impact of British imperialism, one can hope!
Wearing This Speedo and Jaunty Cap
I'll give you a moment to zoom in.
Playing Water Polo With His Buds
Graduating From University
In case you're curious, this is the level of attention I also demanded upon graduating.
Lounging Atop a Wee Rocky Outcrop
Burt Reynolds' iconic Cosmopolitan cover, only clothed, damp, and as uncomfortable as humanly possible.
Chilling by Some Fishing Nets
Who creative directed this photoshoot? Call me.
Playing Some Pensive Polo
HE HAS A LOT OF FEELINGS.
Arriving to the First Day of School
The first day for both William and for Charles' pants.
Frolicking on the Beach
Boat shoes safely in hand, ofc.
*Quick Break for More of This*
Felt wrong not to circle back.
Doing...Whatever This Is
Not even Dobby would want this sock.
Taking Some Important Notes
Or just writing Kate Middleton's name over and over in cursive.
Playing Golf, Apparently
William, where was your PR team? Who made you do this, buddy?
Playing Pool With His Pals
And looking THRILLED to be there!
Having a Lil' Rest on the Beach
Keeping FeetFinder in business since 2003!
Kicking This Innocent Sports Ball
Were there no shoes available, or?
Just Hanging in a Wet Suit
In his O.C. era.
Hanging With Some Posters
Would genuinely pay to see this man do yoga.
Doing More Stuff to This Ball
Once again asking who was in charge of this shoot.
Chatting on the ~Quad~
Nothing like having a totally natural convo with your friend in front of the press pool.
Gazing Adoringly at Candy
Chilling Amongst Some Books
Jump scare and goodbye.
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