During his college days, Prince William wanted to live a completely normal life. The royal attended the University of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland, where he met his future wife, Kate Middleton. During his time as a student, he dropped his royal title and went by an alias.
According to The Mirror, Prince William used the name Steve to escape from the press and media. Even though he enrolled under William Wales (since his father is the Prince of Wales), his classmates called him Steve so outside spectators wouldn’t know his true identity.
“It is believed his classmates used the nickname so he didn’t receive any unwanted attention,” the outlet reports.