This new video of Prince William just exposed a really odd habit of his

Prince William's weird habit was never going to go unseen by royal fans

Prince William attends the Sun's Who Cares Wins Awards 2021 at The Roundhouse on September 14, 2021
(Image credit: Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage/Prince William)

Royal fans couldn't help but notice one of Prince William's weird traits when he shared a new video of himself on his and Kate Middleton's Instagram account. 


As part of his collaboration with the prestigious Earthshot Prize, William shared a snippet of him typing out his introduction for the book that has been written alongside the environmental initiative. 

In the clip, Prince William appears to be at home at Kensington Palace, as he walks into shot before sitting down in front of a vintage type writer. 

He then begins tapping away on the keys, writing out, "The sight that greets you on arrival."

"In my introduction to Earthshot: How to Save our Planet, the authoritative book of The @EarthshotPrize, I wanted to share the early conversations in 2018 that led to the Prize’s creation and the simple equation that captures my theory behind Earthshot: Urgency + Optimism = Action. The book will be available from 30th September," a caption beside the cryptic upload reads. 

Moments after the post was shared, royal fans flooded the comments with remarks about the bizarre way Prince William types, with followers wondering why the future King uses just his index fingers. 

One wrote, "Oh Prince William......one finger typing????"

"Love you but do you really type with your pointer fingers? 😄," another asked. 

"Someone didn’t take typing class 😂," joked another. 

"Haha love the two finger typing! As does everyone by the looks of the comments lol," a fourth chipped in, while another supporter admitted, "That makes me like him even more!"

Others were touched by Prince William's subtle tribute to his late grandfather, Prince Philip, with a lovely photo of Prince George with the Duke of Edinburgh visible in the background. 

The image of Prince George as a toddler riding with Philip on his beloved carriage was shared on the Royal Family Instagram account, shortly after he passed away in April of this year. 

The gorgeous insight into George's relationship with his great-grandfather was teamed with a whole-hearted tribute written by Prince William. 

He penned, "I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!

"My grandfather was an extraordinary man and part of an extraordinary generation. Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will support The Queen in the years ahead. I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job."

Caitlin Elliott
Caitlin Elliott

Caitlin is Junior News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. 


Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry). 


After leaving uni, she dabbled in fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team at Future for her first real job in the world of online journalism, joining the ranks as a Digital Writer in 2019. 


Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role. 


When she's not working you'll find Caitlin sipping bubbles at brunch with her besties, thinking about her next iced coffee, trying to close the rings on her Apple Watch, scrubbing up on her royal family knowledge or scrolling through the Zara app, trying to resist tapping 'check out' again.