According to, a royal writer revealed that William wasn’t near as nice as the public thinks he is. Some journalists and royal experts opened up about their experiences with Prince William during their first major public engagement in Australia in 2014 during the 2015 BBC documentary “Reinventing The Royals.”

The Duke of Cambridge was “very standoffish” in character, Daily Telegraph Australia columnist Sarrah Le Marquand revealed. “[He is] not quite the warm and fuzzy character that maybe some of the people lining up in the streets think he is,” she explained. “For all of his easy-going façade, Prince William is obviously a very controlling character,” she added.

Tim Ewart, a royal expert and biographer, who was also ITV News’s royal editor, also made a claim about the “real Prince William.” “These are the first people I’ve ever covered who will not speak to me at all,” Ewart claimed during that time. “More than that, the people who represent them will brief me about their movements, about where I can go and where I stand, but they won’t tell me anything about what these people think,” he added.

There might be an underlying reason why Prince William is the way he is toward the media, and it may have something to do with his mother, the late Princess Diana. The royals have always had a complicated relationship with the press. They have expressed their displeasure of the press invading their privacy too many times.

From Prince Charles getting photographed while vacationing in France to Prince Harry’s nude photo in the tabloids and the press photographing Kate sunbathing while topless, the royal family has had their fair share of tabloid trouble. And possibly the biggest, most unforgettable reason of all is the press constantly harassing Diana to her death in 1997.

“If you are the Princess of Wales and you’re a mother, I don’t believe being chased by 30 guys on motorbikes who block your path, who spit at you to get a reaction from you and make a woman cry in public to get a photograph, is appropriate,” Prince William said in the ITV and HBO documentary “Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy.” “Harry and I, we had to live through that.”

Prince William Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, during the annual Remembrance Sunday memorial. Some royal experts reveal that Prince William isn't how the public perceives him to be like in real life. Chris Jackson/Getty Images