A loving husband, a proud dad, and a perfect gentleman – we’re struggling to think of many reasons not to love Prince William over here at WO HQ! Although we’re fans of the royal family, and we can’t get enough of adorable Prince George or sweet little Princess Charlotte, (and not to mention our hopes that one day one of us might be able to marry Prince Harry!) we can’t help but reserve a special place in our hearts for Prince William!

Here are 12 times we totally fell in love with this modern day, real-life Prince Charming…

1. His sense of humour…

He’s married to Kate Middleton, who many consider to be one of the most beautiful women in the world, but Prince William still likes to make jokes at his wife’s expense! The other week he jested that Kate’s cooking is the reason he is ‘so skinny’, and whilst in Australia in 2014, he couldn’t resist joking that Kate looked like, “a banana” when she stepped out in this yellow Roskanda dress to visit Sydney Opera House!

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2. …and even Prince George isn’t immune to his father’s ‘dad jokes’!

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“I hope that George doesn’t keep you up.” Prince William joked with his governor’s residence hosts while he and Kate were visiting New Zealand, “He has been known to be particularly vocal at 3 am…I swear I heard him doing the haka this morning.” [Ha!]

3. He’s a lifesaver – literally

Prince-William-search-and-rescueAside from being a bit of an action man who enjoy sports and the great outdoors, Prince William actually save lives as his day job working for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. He trained with the RAF and has completed many search and resuce missions. Most recently, he helped to save the life of an elderly man after flying to Cambridgeshire to treat the patient who had a suspected heart attack. Despite being ‘preoccupied’ with his life-saving mission, locals who saw the prince’s efforts said he was, “really pleasant”.

4. He’s a true romantic!

Kate-and-Wills-flowersWhen Prince William met British florist Paula Pryke, the loved-up future king confessed to her that he loves to buy Kate bunches of flowers. Paula revealed, “He told me that he liked buying flowers for Kate and how much she loved flowers”. [collectivley now – aww!]

 

5. He is one proud father (and a doting dad is always a great quality in any man!)

Prince-George-and-Prince-William-at-Princess-Charlottes-christeningAfter the birth of Prince George, Prince William gushed, “As you might have gathered, Catherine and I have recently become proud parents—of a baby who has a voice to match any lion’s roar! He’s pretty loud but of course very good looking!”

6. He is modest and always open to criticism

Prince-William-future-King-of-EnglandNobody is perfect (not even the future King of England), and Prince William knows that, stating in November 2004, “I’m always open for people saying I’m wrong because most of the time, I am.” Surely not William?!

7. Despite being the futute kind of England, he’s still very down to earth

Prince-William-playing-playstationBehind all the royal rules and regalia, Prince William is just a normal guy! He’s revealed in the past that sometimes he just wants to chill at home and play games, “It’s very addictive. I’d like to get one [a playstation 4], but I’m not sure how my wife would feel about it!”

8. He’s the definition of a true gent!Prince-William-shileds-kate-from-the-rainNot just the ultimate gentlemen, but an all round great gallant guy, he always puts his wife’s needs and those of others before his own – even if it means getting a little soaked by the unpredictable British weather!

9. He’s young at heart!

Prince-William-shaun-the-sheep-eventPrince William isn’t afraid of looking a bit foolish all in the name of fun, as he showed when taking part in a workshop with kids in London this year. Another time chatting to children at an art class in L.A., Prince William had a brilliant bond with the kids and enjoyed sharing with them his favourite TV shows as a child. He asked a confused looking crowd, “Have you guys ever seen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? No? It’s a cartoon much cooler than it sounds.”

10. He’s got a bit of a ‘bad boy’ streak behind his ‘nice guy’ persona…

Prince-William-motorbike[SEE ALL THE BEST PICTURES OF PRINCE WILLIAM AND PRINCE HARRY HERE]

The Prince of hearts may be almost perfect, and certainly can’t seem to put a foot wrong as far as royal protocal is concerned (unlike his little brother – love you Harry!) but Prince William has still got a bit of a dangerous streak. He’s a big fan of bikes, and the Prince is known to own and ride one that goes up to 160mph! Needless to say that Kate is not happy about it

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11. He stands up for what he believes in

Whether he’s campaiging for British charities, fighting to conserve the world’s endagered wildlife, or protecting his family from the glare of the media spotlight, Prince William knows how to stand up for himself and his beliefs. The Prince even admitted in an interview with CNN, “I’m reasonably head strong about what I believe in”. See the full interview here…

12. He’s great with kids and a real family man

We already knew Prince William was a natural with kids after seeing him in his role as doting dad to Prince George and Princess Charlotte, However, these latest super sweet snaps of Prince William playing with little Mia Tindall seal the deal!

Spotted running around after his cousin Zara Tindall’s little girl at the weekend, Prince William eventually caught up to the cheeky tot, giving her a big hug and receiving a loving kiss from the three-year-old.

Prince William also spent time with Mia’s mum Zara, and her husband, former rugby-star Mike Tindall. Showing what a close-knit family the royals are, Prince William greeted Mike with a warm hug, before running off to play with Mia some more. Cute!