Prince William Takes His Contact Lenses Out When He Makes Public Speeches.
The duke explains the surprising way he calms his "anxiety" when speaking publicly.
Prince William revealed in a new BBC documentary that giving public speeches worsens his anxiety.
To calm the nerves, the Duke of Cambridge, who wears contact lenses, takes them out before going onstage.
William explained, "And it helps, because it's just a blur of faces, and because you can't see anyone looking at you."
Prince William seems like he's a seasoned professional when it comes to giving public speeches. However, the Duke of Cambridge just revealed that he's not a fan of talking in front of people and that he's found a novel solution to taking the edge off.
The duke made the revelation in a new BBC documentary, Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health, airing today in the United Kingdom. According to the Daily Mail, he revealed, "My eyesight started to tail off a little bit as I got older, and I didn't used to wear contacts when I was working, so when I gave speeches I couldn't see anyone's face. And it helps, because it's just a blur of faces and because you can't see anyone looking at you."
As a result, William found he was less nervous giving speeches. "I couldn't actually see the whole room. And actually that really helped with my anxiety," he shared.
William also opened up about a number of other personal topics in the documentary, including losing his mother, Princess Diana, at such a young age and the fear he had with becoming a father.
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