On special occasions, Prince William would allow the press to photograph him in order for him to have control over the constant media attention. He explained his decision in an interview, saying, "The media have left me alone while I have been at Eton, for which I am grateful. But I knew there would be a lot of media interest in my 18th, and I didn't want a whole host of media involved. Neither did I want any distractions as I was revising for my A-levels. So, I agreed to allow one photographer and a TV cameraman to spend a little time with me at Eton."
Lucky for us, these photos were amazing, like this one taken of Wills at Eton College in 2000.