‘Holy terror’ Prince William’s ‘Harry Potter scar’ and other little known facts

The royal celebrations just keep-a-coming as this week sees Prince William mark his 40th.

William's most pivotal life moments have been shared with the public, from the break-up of his parents and the tragic death of his mum Princess Diana, to his marriage to Kate Middleton and becoming a dad himself.

Arguably the world's favourite royal, the heir to the throne is known for his grace and unfaltering composure, leading many to liken him to the Queen.

But did you know she once reportedly thought the young prince was "out of control"? And his own mum even described the toddler as "a holy terror".

As Wills reaches his milestone birthday on Tuesday June 21, we take a look at some of the less-known facts and insider info about our charming future king.

He set a new tradition from birth

Prince William was setting trends from the moment he arrived – being the first future heir to the throne to be born in a hospital.

It kicked off a new tradition of Prince Harry and all three of William and Kate's children being born in the Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London's Paddington.

The new royal babies were then shown off to the eager crowds by their proud parents on the steps of the hospital.

Wills was a 'holy terror' who said he would punish his nanny

According to Tina Brown in her book about the royal family, the Queen complained to Prince Philip that toddler William was “out of control."

And after returning from a tour of Canada in 1983, Princess Diana herself admitted Wills was turning into “a holy terror — dashing about bumping into tables and lamps, breaking everything in sight.

In her book, The Palace Papers, Brown wrote: "At the age of four he allegedly had a habit of “yapping” at his nanny, Barbara Barnes, telling her: “No one tells me what to do! When I am king I will have you punished."

Trio of supermodels

One day in the 1990s, the Princess of Wales invited Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, and Christy Turlington over to their home.

When teenager William walked in from school and was suddenly faced with the three stunners, he "pretty much fell down the stairs".

Speaking about the incident on HBO documentary Diana Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy, he said: "I was probably a 12 or 13-year-old boy who had posters of them on his wall.

"And I went bright red and didn’t know what to say and sort of fumbled and I think I pretty much fell down the stairs on the way up."

"I was completely and utterly sort of awestruck. But that was a very funny memory."

Boobs cake

Diana loved to make the boys squirm. As reported, she once left a teenage William red-faced by having a boobs cake made for his birthday.

Former Royal head chef Darren McGrady told Hello! magazine: "I came into work that morning and went down to the refrigerator, opened the door and I was just confronted with the biggest pair of boobs I've ever seen in my life."

Apparently Harry loved the joke too and asked his mum for the same cake.

William once said his mum was "a total kid through and through".

"All I can hear is her laugh in my head," he says on Diana Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy . "That sort of crazy laugh of where there was just pure happiness shown on her face.

"One of her mottos to me was, ‘You can be as naughty as you want, just don’t get caught.’"

He has a 'Harry Potter scar' on his forehead

Prince William shares a unique facial feature with the boy wizard – what he calls a “Harry Potter scar” above his left eye.

"I call it that because it glows sometimes and some people notice it—other times they don’t notice it at all,” he told BBC’s Newsround.

It came after an accident in 1991 while he was playing golf with a pal.

"We were on a putting green and the next thing you know there was a seven-iron and it came out of nowhere and hit me in the head," he recalled.

Helicopter pilot with the air ambulance

After his seven-year military career in the RAF, Prince William took on a new flying role – working in emergency services as an air ambulance helicopter pilot.

William once told of a painful ambulance mission which brought back memories of his own mother's death.

"I flew to a really bad case, a small boy and a car accident. I felt that one family’s pain and it took me right back to the experience I had," he told GQ.

Describing losing his mother as "a pain like no other pain," he also said: “I don’t think it ever fully heals.”

Movie and curry nights

The Duke and Duchess love to snuggle up watching acclaimed television shows like Homeland and Game of Thrones , as he told BBC Radio 1.

Wills is also a huge fan of movies and has been president of BAFTA since 2010.

Kate said that they eat a lot of curry when spending evenings in. But they don't get it delivered – they get it picked up nice and fresh.

William once told a group of students he struggles with spices. So he's maybe more of a korma kinda guy.

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