22 Candid Photos of Prince William That Make Us Melt

Amy Goldman | Sep 29, 2016 Celebrities
22 Candid Photos of Prince William That Make Us Melt
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We all know that Prince William is one of the most affable and charitable royals around, but candid photos of the prince reveal something else. He's just as genuinely kind to people when he doesn't know anyone's documenting him as when he knows he's being photographed. He's also apparently every bit as silly and sincere behind the scenes with Kate and his fans as he seems. Can we start swooning?

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We've rounded up pictures of Will that prove his public displays of pleasantness aren't just for show. Don't let tabloid stories about his family be misleading. He can be both formal and warm, charming and charismatic. And he's great with kids -- take it from the adorable way he plays with little George and Charlotte. We see why Kate fell for him so swiftly! 

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Being a normal guy is just who he is, whether he knows his picture is being taken or not. And he certainly has been thrown some curveballs that could keep him from smiling. But lucky for us, Prince William truly is the son of the People's Princess. Keep reading to see some delightfully candid photos of Prince William.


  • Baby Talk

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    Will made an especially tiny new acquaintance while visiting a pregnancy outreach center called Sheway in Vancouver. Even a maybe future king can't resist tickling an adorable baby.

  • The Great British Bake Off

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    Will demonstrated his cupcake-decorating expertise while visiting the Caius House Youth Centre. Color us impressed by his frosting piping technique.

  • So Cute He Can't Stand It

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    We don't know what's more adorable -- the little boy, or Will's reaction to the kiddo's overwhelming cuteness. The duke met his new friend while visiting St. Martin's on the Scilly Islands.

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  • Do the Wave

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    Will looked as charming as ever when he attended an event for the Wave Project. The charity supports children with learning disabilities by teaching them how to surf.

  • His #1

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    As much as Will loves meeting children who benefit from the many charities he supports, he loves his own kids most of all -- something that's abundantly clear in the candid photos taken of him with George and Charlotte.

  • The Hustler

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    Will gave us his best Paul Newman impression when he played pool during his visit to Bute Mills in support of Youthscape

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  • One for All, and All for Will

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    Will graciously accepted some champagne at a charity polo match. We hope no one expected him to share. 

  • The Agony and the Ecstasy

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    The Duke of Cambridge's enthusiasm for sports isn't just for show. He looked like he was experiencing true anguish at the Euro 2016 football championship in June.

  • Debonair, Personified

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    Will's expression here cracks us up. He looks like he's saying, "I know, I know, even I can't believe how smashing I look in this tuxedo." Kate seems to feel the same way, and we don't blame her.

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  • Strutting His Stuff

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    No, Will wasn't trying to impersonate a flamingo -- he was stretching to prepare for the Audi Polo Challenge. Will might not have engaged in this pre-game prep if he knew he was being photographed, but we are so glad he did. Look at that balance!

  • Cue the Rocky Theme

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    Will enjoyed some behind-the-scenes boxing instruction at the launch of the Heads Together campaign, an initiative he created with Kate to end the stigma associated with mental health.

  • William Wants a Doll

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    Will was given a teddy bear when he visited the RNLI Tower Life Boat Station. We're sure the gift was meant to be passed to George or Charlotte, but surely the prince's charity work has earned him a teddy of his own.

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  • Peek-a-Boo

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    Will appeared to be taking a gander through a garden wall at the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show. Who knows what was on the other side. Narnia? Brigadoon? A secret gathering of the queen's corgis? We may never know.

  • Me and My Shadow

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    The Duke of Cambridge unintentionally looked like C3PO's twin when the two shared similar stances on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

  • Mr. Mom

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    Will proved his parental instincts kick in no matter what species he's taking care of when he fed a baby rhino at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in Assan, India.

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  • Don't be Sheepish

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    Will just can't help it -- he instantly becomes kids' best friend wherever he goes. That includes this Charities Forum event where he got to bond with some kiddos over Shaun the Sheep–themed activities.

  • So in Love

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    Despite being in the middle of a crowd, William isn't shy about throwing a loving arm Kate's way. And in turn, Kate apparently can't resist getting a little handsy too ...

  • Helping Hand

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    Aww. Who can resist this shot of William helping little Charlotte board a helicopter? It's obvious just how much he adores his children.

  • Inside Joke?

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    Either Kate is being particularly hilarious here, or these three are privy to some sort of inside joke. Either way, the look on William's face is priceless.

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  • Silly Side

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    Who says the royals are stiff? William has a great sense of humor, and isn't afraid to let loose and have fun.

  • I've Got It!

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    Playing goalie in khakis and a blazer might not be the most appealing idea, but Wills takes on the challenge like a champ.

  • It's All Good

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    Imagine how thrilled those kids must have been to get William's approval? Lucky ...

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