Prince William Admits He's 'Not Even Good At One Sport' While Chatting With Boxer Lauren Price Ahead Of Tokyo Olympics — Watch

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Source: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/YouTube

Jul. 20 2021, Published 12:39 p.m. ET

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Prince William doesn't take himself too seriously! The royal sat down with middleweight boxer Lauren Price — who is a member of Team Great Britain — at Kensington Palace before she headed to the Tokyo Olympics.

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"I've got a problem," William joked in the video clip, which was released on Tuesday, July 20. "I'm not even good at one sport. You're really good at, like, three sports. You started playing football first?"

"Yes, when I was eight. I was playing for a boys club. I was always bigger than the boys as well," the athlete replied. "At the age of 14, I joined the girls team. I received my senior cup at the age of 16. I got 52 cups for Wales. I started kickboxing when I was eight as well. I was kickboxing alongside playing football — I was doing both together."

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"I had to decide at the age of 16 to switch over to boxing," she continued. "In 2016, after the Rio Olympics, I had a trial for Team GB. I went from training every night, to training in Wales through the weekend. I was taxi driving on the weekends as well."

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"Taxi driving, I love that. Brilliant," William replied.

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"Picking up all the drunks on a Friday and Saturday night," she said, to which William responded, "But they didn't mess with you, Lauren, did they?"

prince william admits not good one sport chatting boxer lauren price tokyo olympics
Source: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/YouTube
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William, 39, asked if Price's goal is to get to the Olympics, and she said "yes, definitely," adding that it's "nice to inspire the next generation."

"The Olympics mean the world to me, if I was to go win a gold medal, it would top everything in my career."

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Even though Price's grandfather won't get to see her compete, William reassured her that he would be "so proud" of her accomplishments.

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On July 19, Princess Anne gave a shout-out to all the athletes who will be heading to Asia.

"I and the whole nation will be cheering for you ... you have all worked incredibly hard for this moment, during the most challenging of times," she said.

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