Prince William lost class debate to Eddie Redmayne

A former Eton schoolmate of Prince William and Eddie Redmayne has revealed how the 32-year-old royal lost a class debate on wind farms to the Oscar-winning actor.

Prince William
Prince William

Britain's Prince William lost to Eddie Redmayne in a school debate.

The 32-year-old royal was reportedly beaten by the 'Jupiter Ascending' actor - with whom he attended the boarding school Eton in Berkshire - in a class debate on wind farms while they were still at school together.

One of their former classmates told The Sun newspaper: "There was only going to be one winner. Eddie's very bright."

The 33-year-old star - who took home the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything' at the Oscars on Sunday (22.02.15) - has previously spoken about his relationship with the heir to the throne, admitting he was "intimidated" by him.

He said: "He's a very good rugby player. I'm not ... I'm pretty sure Will was more intimidating than I was. I don't think I've ever intimidated anyone in my life...

"I haven't seen him since I left school, but he was a lovely man."

Eddie also revealed that he felt sorry for the Duke of Cambridge, however, as their rugby team opponents never let his royal status get in the way of a good match.

He explained: "We were on the same rugby team at Eton College.

"I always felt slightly sorry for him because everyone wanted to tackle the future king of England. He took all the hits."

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