Did fans spot this unfortunate mishap during Prince William's interview with David Attenborough?

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As the future King of England, Prince William is usually impeccably dressed, in smart suits or polished outfits of jumper and jeans.

But when the Duke of Cambridge flew to Davos, in Switzerland, to attend the World Economic Forum a few days ago, fans were distracted by a rather awkward wardrobe mishap.

It was when Prince William sat down to interview Sir David Attenborough about crucial environmental issues, that fans watching the interview live noticed something rather unusual.

Taking to Twitter, viewers began commenting that it looked as though William had a hole in the bottom of his shoe, which looked pretty noticeable when he crossed his legs. Oh dear!
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One social media user wrote, 'Was that a hole in Prince William's shoe? Surely not!'

While another said, 'His shoe with a hole 🤣🤣🤣 #PrinceWilliam #Davos #Давос', and a third commented, 'did Britain's Prince William REALLY have a hole in the sole of his shoe?'

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The hole can be spotted in photographs, but what's not clear is whether there really is a hole, or if the soles of William's shoes are simply worn down.

Many also speculated that the mark is a piece of black tape or something from outside that stuck to the bottom of his shoe.

Either way, the rest of Prince William's outfit was pretty sharp - so we're sure fans can forgive this very minor mishap.

Wardrobe malfunctions aside, the Duke of Cambridge and David Attenborough were actually taking part in a very important discussion.

The distinguished pair were discussing the effects of climate change and how we can better care for the natural world, in order to protect it for future generations.


Whilst there, David Attenborough warned that many of the ill-effects on the planet can easily happen right under our noses.

He confessed, "We can wreck it with ease, we can wreck it without even noticing. And if we wreck the natural world, in the end, we wreck ourselves."

Agreeing, Prince William also spoke about their own responsibility to save the world, stating, "Work to save the planet is probably going to largely happen on our watch".

The Duke of Cambridge also called it a "personal treat" to interview the environmental legend, explaining how he has had "the single most important impact in my conservation thinking".

Amy Hunt

Amy Hunt is an experienced digital journalist specialising in homes, interiors and hobbies. She began her career working as the features assistant at woman&home magazine, before moving over to the digital side of the brand where she eventually became the Lifestyle Editor up until January 2022. Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards in 2019 for her work on womanandhome.com.