13 photos of Prince William acting like a commoner

Mikhaila Friel
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The Duke of Cambridge may be a prince, but these photos show he can be a regular guy. Chris Brunskill/Getty Images, Jeremy Selwyn/Getty Images
  • The Duke of Cambridge is second in line to the British throne and due to become king one day, so some people might have trouble believing he acts like a regular guy. 

  • Despite his wealth and status, however, Prince William has experiences that are similar to many of his fans'.

  • The prince has surprised diners at KFC, attended soccer matches, and even taken public transport. 

  • Here are 13 photos that show William acting like a commoner.

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Before the pandemic, Prince William didn't mind swapping out bows and curtsies for high fives from his devoted fans.

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Prince William high-fiving school children during a visit to Stirling Castle in Scotland in 2016. Mark Runnacles - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Even royals eat at KFC, which William showed during a visit to a branch in Waterloo, London earlier this week.

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Prince William speaking to a member of the public at KFC. Jeremy Selwyn - WPA Pool/Getty Images

He's not afraid to get involved in the kitchen. In this photo, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge knead dough at a bagel bakery in east London.

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The duke and duchess visited the famous Beigel Bake on Brick Lane in September. Justin Tallis - WPA Pool/Getty Images

The future king enjoys competing against his wife Kate Middleton at the arcade.

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William and Middleton visited Island Leisure Amusement Arcade in South Wales back in August. Ben Birchall - WPA Pool/Getty Images

HRH isn't opposed to riding the bus.

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The duke and duchess on the Royal British Legion Poppy Bus in November 2013. Carl Court - Pool/Getty Images

He gets pretty invested in sports. Here he is watching a soccer match with his wife and children ...

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Prince William and Kate Middleton with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte in the stands at a Premier League match between Norwich City and Aston Villa. Stephen Pond/Getty Images

... and here he is watching the Rugby World Cup with Prince Harry.

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Prince Harry and Prince William watching England v Wales at the Rugby World Cup in 2015. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

He seems to be a hands-on dad. Here's William and Middleton taking their children Prince George and Prince Charlotte to school in September 2019.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accompany Princess Charlotte for her first day at school. Aaron Chown - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

He doesn't mind play-fighting with the kids either.

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Prince William with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis on Father's Day 2020. The Duchess of Cambridge via Reuters

William also enjoys the zoo. He put royal etiquette on the back-burner and fed a giraffe at Sydney's Taronga Zoo in 2014.

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Prince William feeds a giraffe. DAVID GRAY/AFP via Getty Images

The second in line to the throne doesn't always dress like a royal. William could have been mistaken for someone else while wearing a baseball cap and glasses at a soccer match in 2010.

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The Duke of Cambridge. Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

This outfit, which included tracksuit bottoms and mismatched socks, was also un-royal.

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William playing soccer. Max Mumby/Getty Images

He may be a prince, but William is just like any other family man.

Attenborough gave Prince George a shark tooth as a gift.
Prince William with his sons Prince George and Prince Louis. Kensington Palace/Reuters

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