Prince William has given his first interview since starting St Andrews University in Scotland.
St Andrews allows William to enjoy his passion - the outdoors
Here are some extracts from his reflections on student life.
On his studies:
"My tutors and lecturers have been very considerate and have just let me get
They know I'll come to them if I've got any problems.
I try to attend as many lectures as I can but inevitably there are certain
times when I never make them for lots of reasons.
But I go to all my
On fame in a small town:
"It's quite interesting because when I'm walking around, you see people
chatting and so on in their own little worlds - and I always go into my own
little world as well - and you don't really notice what's going on around you."
"I hope I'm not a tourist attraction - I'm sure they come here really because
St Andrews is just amazing, a beautiful place."
On St Andrews:
"I love being at St Andrews. It's basically everything that I imagined
when I first came up here.
I went to look at Edinburgh first of all and I was
torn between there and St Andrews.
For me though, St Andrews had a community
feel and the people here are brilliant."
On painting at the Windsors:
"Harry can paint but I can't. He has our father's talent while I, on the
other hand, am about the biggest idiot on a piece of canvas.
I did do a couple of drawings at Eton which were put on display.
thought they were examples of modern art but, in fact, I was just trying to
paint a house."
"I'm trying to teach myself Swahili which is something that has proved a
little harder than I thought.
It's because of my love of Africa. It's an odd language to learn but I
wanted to do something that was very specialised. I love the people of Africa
and I'd like to know more about them - and to speak to them."
On domestic life:
"I've got some very good cooks in my house but I'm absolutely useless as my
paella experience, which was filmed at Eton a while ago, proved."
lots of swimming - I love my water sports.
I'm trying to play a little more rugby. I played in a Sevens tournament a
little while ago.
I play some football - I play Sunday league up here.
"I gave up playing hockey when a friend of mine had his teeth knocked out -
put me off a bit.
I do swim in the sea but that really doesn't last very long. It's usually in
and out, and I make a big fuss and shout how cold it is and then don't do it
again for a while."