Prince William said he had to watch YouTube tutorials to figure out how to do Princess Charlotte’s hair

Princess Charlotte. Max Mumby/ Getty Images
  • The Duke of Cambridge may be a royal, but that doesn’t stop him from taking a hands-on approach to parenting – even going as far to style Princess Charlotte’s hair.
  • While meeting fans during his recent trip to Blackpool, Prince William reportedly joked with a fellow dad that doing his daughter’s hair was a “nightmare”.
  • He said learned how to do it from watching tutorials on YouTube.

Prince William has revealed he’s just like the rest of us when it comes to learning new skills.

During the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s trip to Blackpool on Wednesday, the prince reportedly told a fan that he learned to do Princess Charlotte’s hair by watching tutorials on YouTube.

According to People, William joked with a local dad in the crowd, telling him he learned how to do the “nightmare” ponytail by watching videos online.

He told him: “Never try to do a ponytail! It’s a nightmare!”

Kate reportedly joined in on the debate, asking her husband: “Have you tried to do a plait? It’s the weaving… really hard.”

William replied: “I can do a ponytail, but that’s about it as I don’t have enough hair to practice on!”

Prince William and Kate Middleton
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to Blackpool. Mark Cuthbert/ UK Press/ Getty Images

The couple were visiting the seaside town’s Revoe Park, after touring the Blackpool Tower and its iconic ballroom.

The pair battled the dreary weather to stand outside and mingle with fans – but it was Kate’s rainy-day outfit that had everyone talking.

The duchess greeted fans in an all-green outfit, including a peacock print dress from Michael Kors which is now sold out online.

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Whether she’s present or not, it seems that the couple’s three-year-old daughter is constantly stealing the show.

During the birth of her younger brother, Prince Louis, the little royal delighted fans as she waved to crowds gathered outside the hospital.

Eagle-eyed fans also gushed over Charlotte’s most adorable moments at Princess Eugenie’s wedding, from tripping up the stairs of St George’s Chapel to smiling sweetly as she walked down the aisle.