WATCH: Prince William wishes China a 'Happy New Year'... in Mandarin

By Ryan Kilpatrick, February 18, 2015

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大家好!⋯⋯祝你們春節快樂,羊年大吉!

These are the words of a man pushed out of his comfort zone. 

Be that as it may, however, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge made the undoubtedly well-appreciate effort today to wish everyone in China a "Happy New Year" in Putonghua. 

Obviously, the guy is going to struggle with a language he probably never spoke until five minutes before the recording; but he shows a promising start. Give it another month and we reckon he'll hit Mark Zuckerberg-levels of acclaimed mediocrity

Wills will be visiting the People's Republic from March 1 this year, stopping off in Beijing, Shanghai and Yunnan Province in what will be the first royal visit to the Chinese mainland in almost three decades. 

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