We're used to seeing Prince William and Kate Middleton relatively buttoned-up as the equally sophisticated and formal Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — but newly released voicemails show the more intimate, personal side of the royal couple.
Jurors in London heard transcripts of voicemails left on Kate's phone read aloud today, December 19 — as the now-defunct tabloid News of the World is accused of hacking into private messages, including some between William and Kate. Detectives found the transcripts as they investigated the case, as CNN and the Daily Mail report.
The messages date from when William and Kate were still dating and even reveal his pet name for her.
"Oh, my little babykins! I hope you are all right," William says in one message. "I just tried ringing you, but I do not think you would pick it up because it is 5:35 a.m. in the morning, so it is probably not a very good time to ring you. I hope you are all right."
Another message reveals a scary incident from his time training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Berkshire, England.
"I've been running around the woods of Aldershot chasing shadows and getting terribly lost," William recounts, "and I walked into some other regiment's ambush, which was slightly embarrassing because I nearly got shot. Not by live rounds but by blank rounds, which would be very embarrassing, though."
With the "babykins" revelation, we suspect the Prince has more about which to be embarrassed today!
But in all seriousness, we feel bad for the royal couple — we'd hate for the world to hear the kind of voicemails we leave!
Source: Daily Mail, CNN