Hotel heiress Paris Hilton is desperate to date British royal Prince WILLIAM but is too nervous to ask him out.

The American socialite, who has recently been linked to tennis star MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS and actor Simon Rex, has met the heir to the throne at polo matches, but is too intimidated by his looks and social standing to pursue him.

Hilton says, "I think Prince William is hot. I've seen him like at polo matches".

However Hilton refuses to chat him up and adds, "I'm too shy".

19/12/2004 21:07