Prince William admits he kept falling asleep during lectures at university

Prince William has admitted that he used to “fall asleep” during lectures at St Andrews University.

The Duke of Cambridge, who turns 40 today, told of his issues at finding lectures interesting while chatting to Big Issue seller Dave Martin recently.

The Duke caused a stir when he appeared alongside Mr Martin to sell the charity magazine last week – they sold 32 copies in one hour.

And the pair appeared to get on well, with William sharing a personal story.

He said: “I studied a bit of art history at university.

“I had to give it up – I kept falling asleep in lectures . . . terrible.

“We did a lot of Renaissance, which was amazing.

“But then once we got into modern art, I started to get a bit dozy.’

The Prince started at St Andrews in 2001, and it was where he met his now-wife Kate Middleton.

He also pontificated about how little interaction people have with each other in today's world.

And he blamed wireless headphones.

He said: “I’m lucky because I am who I am – often, people are happy to talk to me.

“We’ve got to push back on the normality that is popping in your wireless earphones and wandering down the street, listening to music or on a phone.

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“In a city, you walk past hundreds of people every day and you don’t even look at them.

“Wouldn’t it be nice to find out a bit more about the people either side of you?”

No official birthday celebrations have been announced by Buckingham Palace, but they did pay tribute to him on social media with a series of tweets featuring historic photos of the Royal, starting with a photo of a newborn Prince being held by his mother Diana, Princess of Wales and dad Prince Charles.

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