Art Nouveau was a snooze! Prince William admits he stopped working during university lectures

Art Nouveau was a snooze! Prince William admits he stopped working during university lectures

  • Prince William says he slept during lectures at the University of St Andrews
  • He said he was “terrible” for being sleepy and had to quit studying art because of it
  • The Duke of Cambridge said that being able to study Renaissance art is amazing
  • But as soon as we got into modern art, he admitted, “I started to get a little sleepy.”
  • He changed the subject from art history to geography, graduating with a 2:1 ratio in 2005

Prince William told how he had to drop out of university studies of art history – he fell asleep during lectures.

The Duke of Cambridge, who will turn 40 today, has admitted he was “terrible” for falling asleep at the University of St Andrews.

William made the comments to Dave Martin, 60, seller of The Big Issue, after he secretly joined him at his patch in Westminster.

The pair sold 32 copies in an hour, which Martin said usually takes a week to change.

Next, Mr. Martin handed William a set of abstract postcards he had produced.

William said he enjoyed learning about Renaissance art but was beginning to feel “a bit sleepy” with modern art. He changed to study geography, graduating with a 2:1 grade in 2005.

In celebration of his birthday, the Duke was featured on the cover of The Big Issue, which came out yesterday. His 40th figure, he said, “was a good opportunity…to make sure we were highlighting something that interests me.”

Prince William, pictured here studying at the main university library at St Andrews in 2004, said he was

Prince William, pictured here studying at the main university library in St Andrews in 2004, said it was “terrible” to fall asleep during lectures

“I did a bit of art history at university,” William said to Mr. Martin.

I had to give it up – I kept sleeping in lectures… horrible. We did a lot of Renaissance, which was amazing. But as soon as we got into modern art, I started to feel a little sleepy.

William joined St. Andrews in 2001. There he met his future wife, Catherine Middleton, who also studied art history.

During the interview, Prince also encouraged people to take “wireless earphones” out of their ears and interact with each other more.

He added, “I’m fortunate to be who I am now. A lot of times, people are happy to talk to me. We have to step back from the normal life seen in your wireless earbuds and walk around the street, listening to music or on the phone.”

“In the city, you pass in front of hundreds of people every day and don’t even look at them. Wouldn’t it be nice to know more about the people on either side of you?”

To celebrate his birthday, he was depicted on the cover of the latest issue of the large number. It comes after the Daily Mail told yesterday in the popular ‘William V40’ series how he will focus on homelessness and housing in the coming year.

The prince said his birthday “was a good opportunity…to make sure we were highlighting something that interests me.”

During his time on the streets, he spoke with a number of people who had fled the war in Ukraine as well as other supporters and urged more people to buy the magazine.

He said, “I wanted to try the other side and see what it was like for me to be a top seller. My time was really open. I was lucky to join Dave on a warm and sunny day in June.

People recognized a familiar face and were happy to give me the time of day. But that’s not the case for the vast majority of Big Issue sellers, who sell year-round – including during the bleak winter months.

There are about 1,300 sellers of large editions. They buy the magazines for £1.50 and sell them for £3, keeping the proceeds. The special edition is available across the UK.

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