Prince William reveals the harsh way royals are disciplined

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The Duke of Cambridge Prince William has revealed the way royals are disciplined and it's harsh!

  • Prince William has revealed the harsh way in which members of the royal family are disciplined.
  • The Duke of Cambridge made the statement during an unearthed interview with Ant and Dec.
  • This royal news comes after Prince William revealed why Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis regularly cause chaos.

The future King, who is married to Kate Middleton made the revelation during an interview with TV presenting duo Ant and Dec in honour of the 30th anniversary of The Prince's Trust back in 2006.

Prince William admitted “tempers get a bit frayed” over polo games with his brother Prince Harry and father Prince Charles, but explained that they tended to get a telling off afterwards.

He noted, “We work well as a team because we’re all sort of thinking roughly alike — but when you do something wrong, there’s two very stern faces looking at you.

“And then you get the boll***ing afterwards.”

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Both William and Harry are said to have strong tempers - although they have not ever showed them in public - and used to play the horseback sport with their father Prince Charles.

But Charles admitted in the clip that he no longer plays polo with the then 22-year-old Harry and 24-year-old William, and his two sons jumped at the chance to mock their father.

William joked, “We decided that the pressure of playing with his two sons was too much, we’re too good for him.”

Harry then gestured to his heart and pretended to gasp, implying Charles had poor health - an exchange in which all three royals grinned at.

Most recently, a polo match held last August was when Prince William and Harry's relationship appeared to deteriorate as onlookers watched their interactions which seemed different to previous years.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)