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Prince William wanted to become cop

world Updated: Mar 19, 2009 21:20 IST
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Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, once dreamed of becoming a policeman. "A long time ago I wanted to be a policeman," he told a cancer patient when asked what he would do if he was not a Prince.

"I soon learned that probably wasn’t a good idea," the future King said as he chatted to the ten-year-old at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital, of which he is president.

26-year-old William, who is currently trying to be a full-time pilot with the Royal Air Force's Search and Rescue Force, said his training was going well.

"My instructors would probably say: "Not so well" but I think it's going not too badly. I haven't managed to dent any of the aircraft, I haven't flown into any trees yet."

Prince William also bragged in an interview broadcast on Wednesday that he would beat his younger brother Harry in an arm wrestling match.

He said he would "obviously" beat Harry, 24, in a strength test, joking he had a "psychological power” over his little brother.

In the interview on BBC’s Newsround, the Prince also spoke about the scar on his left temple, caused by being accidentally hit with a golf club by a friend long time ago. "that’s my Harry Potter scar," he said. "It glows sometimes and people notice it."

Asked what he would do if he could be invisible for a day, the Prince said would go into a newspaper office. "I'd hide in the background and listen to all the stories they talk about me," he said.