Prince William just revealed a rare detail about Prince George's school life and we're pretty surprised

Prince William shared an insight into George's sporty side

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Prince George, son of Princess Kate and Prince William, has recently taken a liking to triathlon training at school, and William just gave some new insights into how he got into the sport.

Following a two week break, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are all back at Lambrook School now, after spending some much-needed leisure time with Prince William and Princess Kate. Since the kids are back at school, William and Kate can resume as normal with royal engagements, and on 31 October, the Prince was back to business, handing out MBEs - just before, of course, the royals went trick-or-treating later that Halloween night. 

One of the people William presented an MBE to was Non Stanford, a silver medalist triathlete at the Commonwealth Games - and as he presented the award, he revealed that Prince George had aptly taken up an interest in triathlon training during his time at the Lambrook School. 

Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union Britain's Prince William, Prince of Wales (CR) talks with his son Prince George of Wales (CL) during the France 2023 Rugby World Cup quarter-final match between Wales and Argentina at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille, south-eastern France, on October 14, 2023.

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According to Hello! Magazine, reporters overhead Prince William telling the silver medalist that Prince George had, too, had taken up triathlon training, which involves cycling, running, and swimming. "He was telling me how George has been doing triathlon at school," Non told reporters at the event. 

She continued to reveal how the young Prince has been involving this intense sport in his life, thanks to the Lambrook School, and how the training has even helped him connect with friends. 

"There is also a gentleman who now works for William, has done a bit of triathlon and has been giving George advice about putting talcum powder in his shoes," she said. "George has been sharing his talc with his classmates and they are all excited about these tips."

Prince George and Prince William attend The Wimbledon Men's Singles Final the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2022 in London, England

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Talcum powder is a substance often used by runners, as it helps the athletes slip into their shoes faster and prevents any uncomfortable rubbing that may occur during a race. 

The young prince is known to be a rather big fan of sports as a whole - in fact, he recently attended the Rugby World Cup with his dad, having a truly adorable mini-me moment as they cheered on Wales together in the quarter-final leg. Unfortunately, Wales ultimately lost, marking a let down for the father-son duo - although judging by the pictures from the day, they no doubt had a good time bonding.

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Madeline Merinuk
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Madeline Merinuk is woman&home's US lifestyle news writer, covering celebrity, entertainment, fashion, and beauty news.

She graduated in 2021 with a B.A. in Journalism from Hofstra University, winning multiple student journalism awards, including a National Hearst Award, during her time there. After graduating, she worked at, the digital site for the Today Show, where she wrote pop culture news and interviewed big-name personalities like Emily Ratajkowski, Haley Lu Richardson, Emma Corrin, and more.

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