Prince William reportedly used a fake name so he could “have a relatively normal experience” while studying at university.
The Duke of Cambridge is said to have gone by “Steve” when he was enrolled at St Andrews in Scotland in the early 2000s.
“Although he officially enrolled at university with the name William Wales, his classmates are said to have used the moniker so he could go under the radar,” The Sun reports.
It’s understood the future king choose the name ”so he wouldn’t draw attention to himself.”
St Andrews is where William met his now-wife and the mother of his three children, Kate Middleton.
The pair became “instant companions” according to the UK tabloid, and even lived together with two friends in a small flat in their second year.
William – or “Steve” as he is said to have been known – graduated with a master of arts degree in geography, Middleton with a master of arts degree in art history.
It comes as Sarah Ferguson reveals what her “best friend” Princess Diana would have thought of her boys and their wives
The Duchess of York told People magazine the late royal would have been “so proud” of Princes William and Harry and Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.
If she (Diana) were sitting with me right now, I know she would say, ‘I am so proud of both of my boys and the wonderful wives they have chosen,” she said.
“Because each has got her own voice.”