Moment Prince William was labelled horrible little boy by Bob Geldof
Prince William is the epitome of politeness. But there was a time he was less composed, as Bob Geldof witnessed first hand.
When the future heir was a young boy, he met the musician when he visited Kensington Palace and called the philanthropist “dirty” with “scruffy hair”.
According to Robert Lacey’s Battle of Brothers biography, the Queen felt young Prince William was “getting a little bit out of control” at the time.
The royal author wrote: “The dishevelled rock star and human rights activist Bob Geldof did not mince his words when confronted by the young prince’s rudeness at Kensington Palace in the summer of 1985.”
Robert said Bob had come to chat with Charles about the forth-coming Live Aid concert at Wembley, and a three-year-old William was annoyed he didn’t have his father’s full attention.
Robert claimed William asked his dad why he had to chat to Bob, and Charles replied they had work to do.
The royal biographer then claims William said of the singer “he’s all dirty”, to which Bob replied: “Shut up, you horrible little boy.”
William wasn’t put off by the rude remark, and continued: “He’s got scruffy hair and wet shoes.”
Robert wrote that Bob was keen for the final word and said William’s hair was also messy, but the young prince said his mother always brushed it.
William and Bob have likely met since that mortifying childhood encounter, as the Irish philanthropist is said to be still friendly with Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.
Meanwhile, Prince Charles has recently shared a sweet photo with William, alongside a personal tribute to him in an open letter.
The Prince of Wales took to social media to share a snap of him and Prince William smiling, with their arms around one another.
The touching photograph was accompanied by a heartfelt message in which Prince Charles expressed his pride in his son, in regards to his recent environmental awards.
The post was shared ahead of the very first Earthshot Prize ceremony which has been championed and hosted by Prince William.
The first annual awards were presented to five winners last night to innovative projects which are tackling climate change in some way around the globe.
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