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Fri, 13 Aug 1999 09:32:32 -0400
I think your web page is interesting. You see, our web address is linked to the Prince William County, Virginia Home Page and we have received many messages meant for Prince William. Most of them were just sad. I sent messages back to some saying that the only reason they feel a "connection" with him is because he's rich and famous. If he was a nobody, they wouldn't be sending mass emails trying to become his "best friend". From now on, if I get any I will forward them on to you.

REPLY: Gee thanks...(!) No, please don't forward them to me, I am depressed enough. Actually, I am glad the mix-up happened, because it gave me the idea and the material for the web page. I think the problem is that you are (like I was) listed in the WhoWhere? directory as just "Prince William". You could probably ask the WhoWhere people to change it, or to delete your lisiting.

Mon, 21 Jun 1999 16:32:43 EDT
Dear webmaster, I being a woman of many useless words have been left speechless. You are so articulate and intellectually sound that I find myself being intimidated by you. By no means do I mean to sound cocky, however, I've never encountered anyone that is at the same intellectual level as myself. I find myself inspired to start a fake web domain of my own, perhaps Pamela Anderson ... no wait she had her implants removed and no one likes her now. How about the former Ginger Spice? That should get me some attention. Anyway, I am just sitting here with a fever in a NyQuil induced daze surfing the web, I have no clue how I ended up here. I hope with a couple more tablespoons of the "green death" as I like to call it I will pass out, wake up in early August so I won't miss my 19th birthday on the 16th. I wonder if "Ny Quil" is even distributed in England. I am in America, Missouri, to be more specific. I am a relative of a Spanish Countess and I was actually searching for information on the royal family of Spain, to see if my great great great grandmother is on the web; and this bizarre but interesting site was presented to me and here I am ... lucky you. Please exuse my punctuation and all other grammatical errors, I am not my usual self today, and by no means am I in the mood to conduct a spell check. I hope this email finds you in the near future, and that maybe we can continue to email eachother. I am planning a trip to Europe for spring '00. Until I hear from you then.

Thu, 24 Jun 1999 20:16:32 EDT
In response to your comment on the US and Australian and French e-mails being prominent among those that were sent to the fake Prince William e-mail address, perhaps it has something to do with the fact that we do not have a monarchy that attracts so many young girls from these nations. Particularly in those "new" nations with no history of a noble class with titles, the idea of being a princess, especially for a girl has seemed dreamlike and in the realm of fairy-tales. So for some of the girls, the idea of a living, breathing, cute, prince of England that happens to be of an obtainable age is intriguing, (I speak as an American teen who grew up on these fairy tales and Disney versions.)
On a side note, do you have any information on whether Prince William has been romantically involved with anyone? I have seen only vague allusions to this, and was wondering if you might have any more information on it.
Thank you for the time you might have taken on your response.

REPLY: I think you are right, but isn't it interesting that citizens of those particular countries are supposed to be proud of not being a monarchy, of not giving people privelege simply because of their birth. I don't think the people who wrote to "William" would like to have a monarchy in their own country! Or maybe they just want to shag him... As for whether he is dating, sorry I know NOTHING about William, and really do not care. There are links to some of the better fan sites on my page: try them for the gossip.

Thanks for your response, it is kind of interesting how we probably wouldn't want monarchies in our countries. Of course, when I become absolute and supreme ruler of the world, that will be kind of hard to stop, oops, did I let that slip out? But if there's one thing I know about American teenagers, it's that most of them are pretty uninvolved in politics, and the institutions that we are supposed to be proud of have been ground into our being so much that most probably just don't care anymore. By the way, I think the other HUGE factor in the adoration of Prince William is that most people are really attracted to him, and, I guess want to shag him (I'm sorry, it's just that I've never actually heard someone use shag in all seriousness.) Thanx again for writing back, I really appreciated it.

Thu, 05 Aug 1999 18:14:49 -0400
I think your web site is a stupid prank

Mon, 27 Aug 1956 21:15:34 +0000
Your Web page is interesting. As I was reading the letters I was astonished at the familiarity of several of them. William seems nice but that alone is not enough to fall in love with him. I am quite skeptical of that posibility. I have enjoyed myself reading them though, I supposed if people weren't infatuated with him I would probably be doing my homework right now. I don't know him, but he seems a bit arrogant; truthfully I have no desire to meet him, but to humour my friend Sandra it might be possible. Whether Britain should have a monarchy or not is something I have not found the answer to, but we must put into consideration what usually happens to monarchies when the country decides they are not needed anymore. I have all intention of informing Sandra of this web site and probably dear Wills(as some may consider him) will take a look at it.

Sat, 18 Sep 1999 12:27:51 -0700
oh my god....i cant belive i fell for that i think i might have send a letter to your england.com it was really long about a year and a half ago please erase it if you have it. i would be so horrifed if anyone found out that i had been so stupid. i even went so far as to call information about the provider befor i sent it but god know what happened.

REPLY: The e-mail address that caused all the trouble was only active from February to early April this year. If you don't see your message on the site, then I didn't get it. Oh no! Does there mean there is someone else doing it too??

Thu, 23 Sep 1999 11:42:37 +1200
My names E----, and I live in New Zealand, just stumbled across your website. I thought it was a real laugh, can't believe the way the yanks are so facinated with royalty! Its pretty scary, especially as i used youre link to go and see the original messages that were left to him on that celebrity site! Theres some nutters around, some of the messages there now are asking them what they are going to do about Timor! If those guys (will & harry) grown up with their brains in one piece, itll be a miracle!

WEll, keep up the good work, EB

Sun, 10 Oct 1999 11:54:48 +1000
Hey there,
I think what you have done is cruel and maybe a little funny. I would just like to know is there a REAL Prince e-mail address?? anyway can you PLEASE reply to ----@hotmail.com

REPLY: I have no idea, sorry

Hello thanks for your email and well if you find out let me know ok do you have ICQ? If so whats your number???let me know ok

Tue, 02 Nov 1999 01:39:22 PST
Hey... I found your website through funmail I receive, and have signed your visitors page. But... I have a couple of questions and some comments, so I thought I'd e-mail you direct!
I'm guessing you're male - how old are you? I'm only asking because your prank is like the one that happened to me early this year...
I was an AOL member for a while and started chatting to someone who said he was a member of a well-known band. This went on for a couple of months, and though I was extremely sceptical at first, I didn't think there was any reason for someone on the opposite side of the world to lie, especially since we communicated for ages before he told me anything. Anyway what I am getting at is that suddenly the e-mail address no longer worked, and I realised I had been duped. I'm wondering what makes people do that sort of thing...and why?!!! Is it just guys in their 20's??!
Anyway, this is not the sort of message I'd normally send, but I thought...why the hell not!!
See you... S-- ;)

REPLY: Thanks for your message. Yes I am a man. It seems to be a fact of internet life that people are not who they say they are, especially in chat rooms. Most of the time, I see no harm in it, as long as everyone understands the rules of the game, and no-one is being exploited.
But what happened to me was a little different, and (at first) a total accident. I really didn't know how to deal with all the messages, and they were so intense and odd I didn't have the heart to tell people they had made a big mistake. So I replied, very briefly and formally. If people wrote back a second or third time, they got no reply, or a standard form reply -- I really didn't want to get into regular correspondence with anyone. That would have been unfair.
OK I did fool people, but some of the writers were obviously having a joke with me too, and those were my favourites. It just sort of happened, it wasn't my plan to pull this stunt at all. If I had planned it all, it never would have worked so well.
But you know, many celebrities do get on the net, and chat to people anonymously. It is the people who say they are NOT celebrities that you should be wondering about. Maybe even me....

Wed, 17 Nov 1999 12:05:39 +0800 (PHT)
oh yeah right, as if this is the prince's email ad. Why are you pretending to be him? I think that's not right. How would you feel if someone pretended to be you?

REPLY: I am not pretending to be him. Why do you think I am him? Did you actually read the website?

Wed, 8 Dec 1999 22:51:54 EST
hey i was readin ur website bout those emails peopel sent u thinkin u were PW wellll do u have those email adresses of the people that sounded like they actually knew him like the 1 that said i didnt know u changed ur email do u still haev aol......and the 1 bout the christening?? pleasssse can i have them thank u!!

REPLY: I deleted all the addresses when I closed the e-mail account. Itís bad enough that I put the messages on this site, do you really think I would give you their addresses? Get real!

Fri, 17 Dec 1999 17:30:18 EST
Man I have got to tell you that it is a really cool site you got going on. I am a senior in high school and live in a boring town in Indiana, so I often enjoy finding amusing sites and I have to tell you I was truly entertained. LOL I guess my first two sentences are redundant. I also have to say, I think it's kind of neat that maybe little teeny bopper girls who adore HRH Prince William got to think they were writing him, perhaps it gave them the idea that at least "their Prince" knew how they "LOVED" him.

Keep up the good work!

REPLY: Thanks very much, I am glad you like it. Believe it or not, people still write to me thinking I am William, not using the address that caused all the trouble, but using the feedback address and guestbook for this site! Unbelievable. Who knows, maybe he will visit the site himself, sohe can pick up his e-mail finally.

I thought about what you said about how people still write you thinking you are HRH Prince William (lol I was really bored one night!) and I think I might have came up with an idea of why people continue to do so. People may think, that perhaps William would get a kick out of reading what people have to say to him, thus he is saying he is someone else to do so. Also one of the first things I noticed when I recieved your email was at the top where it's supposed to have a name, I saw the name "Will" whether that be your name or not people are going to think OH MY GOD IT IS WILLIAM!! lol However why people think the Prince would have time to do such a thing is beyond me. I also have to agree with you, it would be neat if William had read all the letters on your site. I suppose he would truly think people are crazy after something like that. Well I hope you had a merry Christmas and a have a happy New Years!

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