Prince William Makes Relatable Confession About Christmas Day Church Service

Prince William’s special episode of the Time to Walk podcast officially dropped today, and there’s a lot to unpack. Not only did he discuss the moment Taylor Swift taught him that it’s ok to embarrass yourself sometimes, but he also spoke about celebrating Christmas with his family as a child—specifically, the difficulties he had holding a straight face in church with his cousins.

Last week, the Duke of Cambridge announced that he teamed up with Apple Fitness+ to record an episode of the podcast, which “features personal stories, photos and music from influential people to inspire Apple Watch users to walk more.” The duke’s walk took him through Sandringham Estate in Norfolk—from Sandringham House to St. Mary Magdalene Church—and eventually ended at his country home, Anmer Hall.

“As we're walking along here, it's been a walk that my family have done for many, many years on the way to church on Christmas Day. It must be at least 25 years by now,” William said during the episode, per People. “I have strong memories of walking down here, and my grandfather, he used to walk so fast that there'd be huge gaps and spaces between all of us walking down, and there'd be us at the back with little legs trying to keep up. You know, I think, over time, you start to feel quite attached to those moments and those memories before.”

According to the father of three, the church features pews that face one another, where he and Prince Harry could look across and see his cousins and other family members.

“And what's very good about it is that we sit opposite each other as a family, and growing up, having my cousins sat opposite me has always been quite difficult to keep a straight face at times. I have had the giggles many, many times in the service. Luckily, no one's filming it. So you can get away with it, and on Christmas Day, it's fun to have a giggle and enjoy yourself.”

While he doesn’t specifically mention which cousins, it’s likely that he’s talking about Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice or Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips.

Church with this group sounds like there was never a dull moment.

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