- Publish Date
- Saturday, 17 July 2021, 10:03PM
Prince William apparently came up with a genius plan to fly under the radar when he was at university.
According to The Sun, the second-in-line to the throne wanted nothing more than the "normal" university experience when he was studying at St Andrews in Scotland nearly 20 years ago.
So he decided to go by the name Steve to avoid drawing attention to himself.
Although he technically enrolled at St Andrews under the name William Wales, his peers reportedly called him Steve so he could maintain a low profile.
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It was also reported the nickname was used by his now-wife Kate Middleton.
The pair became "instant companions" while living in the same student accommodation after Kate memorably caught the young prince's eye when she modelled an iconic sheer outfit on a catwalk for charity.
The royal couple tied the knot at Westminster Abbey on April 29 2011 after an eight-year relationship.
Ten years on, the couple have three children, seven-year-old Prince George, Princess Charlotte, six, and three-year-old Prince Louis.