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Raspberries and quips as mischievous Wills charms Wales


May 8, 2008
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Prince William was at his charming best on a recent visit to Wales, drawing comparisons with his late mother Princess Diana. Full of quips and cheeky humour, the royal won over youngsters and pensioners alike during a string of engagements in Mid Glamorgan.

On his first stop at the Valley Kids youth project in Pen Dinas Porth Wills knelt to greet a group of kids waving Welsh flags and showed his mischievous side by blowing them a raspberry. When nine-year-old Jessica James asked if he was the future king he smiled and replied: "Not yet".

Later, at another community project in the Rhondda Valley, William asked a group of local breakdancers spinning on a makeshift stage if they'd "got splinters in their bums".

The Prince was also challenged to a game of tennis on a Wii computer console, leading him to chuckle: "I never thought I would be playing Wii on an official engagement". He then joked to his 18-year-old opponent: "You know you're not allowed to beat me?".

On watching an armchair aerobic session for senior citizens in nearby Penygraig, 25-year-old William congratulated the participants on being "very nimble" and teased one lady: "You were properly going for it there".

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Larking around with the assembled children, William drew comparisons with his late, fun-loving mother on the visit to Mid Glamorgan Photo: © Rex
Photo: © Alphapress.com
"I never thought I'd be playing Wii on an official engagement," laughed Wills when he was challenged to a game of tennis on a computer console at another community project Photo: © Rex
Photo: © Alphapress.com
Despite his formal attire, the 25-year-old royal was keen to get stuck into the fun and games with this group of youngsters Photo: © Rex

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