Interviewing the future king of England is the type of assignment seasoned journalists dream for. Recently Prince William’s invites 10-year-old cancer survivor Alice Marples at Prince home, Clarence House, and gave an exclusive interview for CBBC Newsroud Television Program. Interview was the part of plan to promote Prince support for the Teenage Cancer Trust’s. Plans to build a new centre for young patients at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton, Surrey.
In Interview William told for the first time how he got what he calls his “Harry Potter scar” on his forehead. He said a fellow pupil at Ludgrove Prep School in Berkshire hit him over the head with a club in 1991 but that the scar is only noticeable at times when it “glows”.
When Young Alice asked him Why, The Prince, who is who did work experience at the medical centre in 2005 and was named president of the hospital in 2007, a position once held by Diana, said,
“For a very long time, my mom was involved with the Royal Marsden, so she had a close connection to them, so I wanted to follow in her footsteps in that sense and help,” the prince said as he settled onto the couch beside Alice. “Since doing that I’ve learned so much and met so many incredible people. If you’ve been unfortunate enough to have cancer … most battle through with it and deal with it in such an inspirational way, much like you.”
She made Prince William laugh by asking him what he would like to be if he weren’t a prince.
“That’s a very difficult one. A long time ago I wanted to be a policeman when I was younger. I soon learned that wasn’t a good idea,” he said. “At the moment, I’m doing some helicopter flying, doing search and rescue.”
But what if he could be invisible?
“I’d probably get myself in a lot of trouble,” the prince said. “I’d probably go into the sort of newspaper office and hide in the background and listen to all the stories they talk about me.”
Prince William also revealed how he’d wanted to be a policeman when he was younger, but soon realised that probably wasn’t a good idea and now he’s happy flying helicopters instead.
“It’s going very well,” he said. “My instructors would probably say not so well, but I think it’s going not too badly.
“I haven’t managed to dent any of the aircrafts and I haven’t flown into any trees yet so it’s going OK.”
However, William is confident about his strength, claiming he would “obviously” win an arm wrestling contest with brother Prince Harry.
“You know the answer to that. It’s not even a contest. Obviously I’d win. Obviously. As the bigger brother you have that psychological power over your brother, you see.”
But for all her preparation and poise, Alice learned that even the most well-thought-out interview can go a little awry. Toward the end, she slipped up and called the prince by his brother’s name, prompting William to burst into laughter.
“Brilliant, brilliant Alice,” he joked, as she hid her face in her hands. “That is a keeper!”