Tell William

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 (tĕl), William fl. early 14th cent.?
Swiss patriot who, according to legend, sparked a rebellion against Habsburg rule after he was forced to shoot an apple off his son's head with a crossbow.
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"She couldn't care less that it was the Prince of Wales, she blamed him for breaking up her parents' marriage and was not afraid to tell William so."
After four years together, and with their relationship under scrutiny, Charles was right to tell William to marry Kate or split up.
I tried to tell William but would he listen?" Nope.