Prince William Really Dropped The Ball By Giving Kate This Unromantic Gift While Dating

July 29, 2020

Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports


Prince William revealed he gave Kate Middleton a seriously unromantic gift early on when they were dating, and apparently she won't let him live it down. 

According to the Daily Mail, Prince William appeared on the BBC 5Live podcast where he and host Peter Crouch (along with co-hosts Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark) discussed unusual gifts for their wives. After Crouch revealed he bough his model wife the same raincoat for three years in a row, William revealed that he gave Kate a pair of binoculars. 

"I did get my wife a pair of binoculars once - she's never let me forget that," he said. "That was early on in the courtship that was. I wrapped them. They were really nice." 

I have to admit that binoculars aren't all that bad, and the gift definitley could have been worse. But when I think of binoculars, I think of my mom wanting to take up birdwatching and asking my dad to get her a pair for Christmas. This actually happened (if I remember right), but my parents had been together for over 30 years at this point. Lol. 

What's the worst gift you received from your spouse, or gave to them?