Sunday, June 21, 1998 Published at 04:04 GMT 05:04 UK
Many Royal returns!
Prince William at his grandmother's birthday in March
The young prince, second in line to the throne, said he finds it difficult to cope with the adulation of fans who in recent months have turned the Prince of Wales' son into a teenage pin-up.
William, who is celebrating his first birthday since the death of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, answered written questions from the UK's Press Association.
William, who has just sat 12 GCSEs, plans to study geography, biology and history of art from next year - a reflection of his father's interests - though he does not know which university he wants to attend.
He said he enjoyed being at Eton - a stark contrast to his father's time at Gordonstoun - and even liked the school's distinctive tailcoat and striped trousers uniform.
He enjoys reading, particularly action-adventure fiction and non-fiction. He also likes action films at the cinema.
Like his grandmother the Queen, he likes dogs and has a pet female black Labrador, Widgeon. He also shares the Royal Family's love of horses.
Taking the cue from his famously well-dressed late mother, the prince says he shops for clothes himself and goes for modern styles.
But thankfully for a member of the Royal Family who one day will go on state visits around the world, the prince says he has a broad taste in food - but prefers simple dishes and fast food.