By People Staff
March 16, 1999 12:00 AM

A tabloid newspaper reported that Prince William has started smoking. A Buckingham Palace spokesman, speaking on the customary condition of anonymity, could not confirm the report carried by the Sunday Express, which was attributed to unnamed Westminster sources and royal insiders. “As far as we’re concerned, he’s 16, going on 17, he’s in school and he’s a private person,” said the spokesman. The Sunday Express quoted sources as saying that the Royal Family accepts his horrible new habit as a phase but hopes it won’t last long.

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