Prince William’s bizarre accessory choice will make you do a double take

Prince William’s bizarre accessory choice might have gone unnoticed by some during his trip to Cornwall with Kate Middleton

Prince William's bizarre accessory choice revealed. Seen here as he speaks to the Earthshot Prize 2022 finalists
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Prince William’s bizarre accessory choice might just have flown under the radar for some fans but once you notice it could make you do a double take. 


Whilst the Prince and Princess of Wales might not be glimpsed out and about again for several days given it’s Prince George, Charlotte and Louis’ half-term break from Lambrook School, the couple’s schedules have been packed in recent weeks. The future King and Queen Consort made their first visit to Cornwall since becoming Duke and Duchess of Cornwall last year. 

During this trip Prince William’s candid comment shed an intriguing light on his TV preferences and Kate Middleton rocked her favorite Hobbs coat and a studded belt. However, she wasn’t the only one who added extra details to her look in Falmouth, as Prince William’s bizarre accessory choice meant he was double-prepared. 

William, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall and Catherine, Princess of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall

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Though it might not be immediately clear, certain snaps taken on the day reveal that the Prince of Wales was wearing two watches - one on either hand. Believed to be left-handed or at least ambidextrous after being seen writing with his left hand at engagements, Prince William opted for a classic family watch on his right hand. 

This is reportedly an Omega Seamaster Diver 300 watch which features a blue dial and steel case and given his preference for wearing blue, this goes perfectly with plenty of his outfits. He’s regularly spotted wearing this particular watch which seems to be the senior royal’s go-to and it was even his choice for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding day

Prince William's two watches close up

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It’s said to have been a gift from his late mother Princess Diana before her passing and so is likely also treasured for this special association. Prince William’s bizarre accessory choice to wear two watches saw him opt for a smartwatch on his left hand - visible just below his jacket sleeve in photos taken in Cornwall. 

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According to Hello!, this timepiece is a Garmin Forerunner 245 smartwatch which helps users to keep themselves informed on their fitness stats and performance. Known for his love of sports, Prince William perhaps chooses to wear this watch alongside his Omega one to monitor his exercise and fitness especially when he’s out and about all day during visits. 

He’s not the only royal who seems to enjoy keeping on top of his fitness stats! Queen Camilla’s Fitbit has been spotted at various engagements over the years as well as her beloved Van Cleef & Arpels bracelets.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attends the annual Commonwealth Day Service

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She’s even worn her Fitbit to overseas tours with King Charles, indicating just how much she values it and its features. Whether you favor a classic watch purely for time-keeping or a more high-tech fitness-tracking watch or Fitbit, Prince William's bizarre accessory choice proves you might not always have to pick one over the other if you fancy stepping out in both. 

Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Royal Editor with eight years experience working in digital publishing. Her specialist areas include the British Royal Family, ranging from protocol to outfits. Alongside putting her royal knowledge to good use , Emma knows all there is to know about the latest TV shows on the BBC, ITV and more. When she’s not writing about the next unmissable show to add to your to-watch list or delving into royal protocol, Emma enjoys cooking, long walks and watching yet more crime dramas!