In Oxford to officially open two libraries, William admitted that he did not often use the library at the University of St Andrews, where he studied for a geography degree and met his future wife, Kate.
Speaking to students and benefactors at Magdalen College’s new Longwall Library, he said: “I can’t say I was a regular attender of libraries.”
Dayna Hamilton, a third-year engineering student at Magdalen, was among those to whom the Duke spoke during his visit.
She said William claimed he would have gone more often if he had a library like Magdalen’s, which has recently undergone an £11 million refurbishment.
“He said if this was his library he would have gone a little bit more,” she said.
More than 100 students gathered in the quad to watch the Duke arrive, while some looked on from their bedrooms while sleepily eating breakfast.
William revealed that his favourite book, The Gruffalo, was also loved by Prince George and Princess Charlotte.