The Duke of Cambridge, William is one of the most impressive linguists in the royal family. And allegedly, knows at least five foreign languages.
Albeit not a requirement, learning a foreign language is common in the royal family. Even George and Charlotte are on their way to becoming bilingual. And they have quite the built-in tutor.
Just like his children, Prince William started learning a foreign language at a very young age. Partly because his father wanted him to be fluent in Welsh before becoming the Prince of Wales. But, while some members of the royal family know one or two languages, the second-in-line to the throne, William has them beat with five.
So, what all languages does Prince William speak? Find out, below:-
Many members of the royal family, including William, are fluent in French. The Duke of Cambridge along with Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince Edward, Princess Anne, and Prince Andrew all speak the language. Apparently, Kate Middleton also knows this language and Meghan Markle might know a little, too.
While he is not fluent, William allegedly knows a little bit of Swahili. The royal father of three children taught himself the language in his college years. Not only this, but he even spoke it while on a royal visit to Tanzania.
Learning to speak Welsh is an important part of Prince William’s training for his future Prince of Wales position. In fact, he has been training nearly all his life for this role. According to some reports, the Duke of Cambridge planned to spend around six months in Wales after graduating from St Andrews in Scotland.
While it’s unclear if the future Prince of Wales actually visited Wales after his graduation, William was already familiar with the language in college. He allegedly started learning Welsh at Eton in the year 1999. As Prince Charles was anxious for his firstborn to become fluent in the language before crowning him Prince of Wales.
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In addition to Welsh, Prince William also knows some Gaelic. It’s still unclear whether or not he speaks this language fluently. Or if he is more familiar with the Scottish or Irish Gaelic.
Some reports claim that the Duke of Cambridge might also know a little Spanish. And this is also the language his children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte are currently learning. If that’s the case, the future king knows about six languages, including English.
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Prince William isn’t the only royal with knowledge of numerous foreign languages. His father, Prince Charles can also speak around four languages. Those include French, Welsh, and Gaelic. Prince Philip grew up in a family that spoke German, French, and English.