- NAME: Prince William
- OCCUPATION: Philanthropist, Political Leader, Duke, Prince
- BIRTH DATE: June 21, 1982 (Age: 31)
- EDUCATION: University of St. Andrews
- PLACE OF BIRTH: London, England, United Kingdom
- AKA: Duke of Cambridge
- AKA: Prince William
- Originally: Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor
- Full Name: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
- AKA: His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales
- ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer
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Prince William is the eldest son of Princess Diana and Prince Charles of Wales, and is next in line for the British throne after his father.
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Prince William is the eldest son of Prince Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. After enrolling at St. Andrews, he met Kate Middleton, the woman he married on April 29, 2011.
Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton in Kenya in October 2010 by offering her the engagement ring that belonged to his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Kate Middleton married Prince William at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011.
The son of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, Prince Harry is third in line for the British throne. He served on the front lines in Afghanistan and holds the rank of captain.
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In 2007, William and his brother Harry hosted a special concert to celebrate their late mother and raise funds for charities that Princess Diana supported during her life as well as charities supported by the princes.
As the future king of England, William's personal life has been the subject of much media attention. He had been romantically linked to Kate Middleton; the couple met while attending St. Andrew's University. Rumors of a possible engagement swirled around the pair for months, but to the surprise of royal watchers, the couple announced that they were splitting up in April 2007. However, in the time since that announcement, Middleton had attended several public and official events, as well as traveled on vacation with Prince William. Speculation about a wedding engagement between Prince William and Kate Middleton continued to swell.
On November 16, 2010, it was announced that Prince William and Kate Middleton were engaged. Prince William had popped the question in October during a holiday in Kenya, using his mother's engagement ring. It was also stated that the couple would live in North Wales, where Prince William is stationed with the Royal Air Force. Middleton is not of royal or aristocratic lineage, which is a break from longtime royal tradition.
With his marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011, the Queen officially conferred her grandson with the title William, Duke of Cambridge, as well as the additional titles Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus.
On December 3, 2012, after almost a year of baby rumors and much speculation, St. James Palace officially announced that Prince William and Kate Middleton were pregnant with their first child.
Prince William's child with Middleton will be the Queen's third great-grandchild and will be the third in line, next to Prince Charles and Prince William, to become heir to the throne.
"Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby," the official statement confirmed the pregnancy. "The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry and members of both families are delighted with the news."
Anticipating the arrival of Middleton and Prince William's first born, international media outlets camped out in front of St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington at the beginning of July 2013. St. Mary's was the same hospital where Princess Diana gave birth to Prince William and later Prince Harry.
On July 22, 2013, the palace announced Middleton had given birth to a baby boy, weighing in at 8 pounds and 6 ounces, at 4:24 p.m. local time. Two days later, the baby's name was revealed: George Alexander Louis, who will be known as "His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge."
Nearly two months after his son's birth, Prince William announced that he would be leaving the military. He has decided to focus on his royal responsibilities and his charity work. According to BBC News, Prince William will devote much of his energy to wildlife conservation. He explained that "The threats to our natural heritage are extensive, but I believe that this collaboration of the best minds in conservation will provide the impetus for a renewed commitment and action to protect endangered species and habitats for future generations."
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Hundreds of millions of people worldwide tuned in to watch the April 29, 2011, fairytale wedding of the future King of England to a commoner. A royal wedding frenzy was set off the previous November, when the engagement of Prince William to long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton was announced. The couple met as students at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and their eight year courtship, unusually long for a royal, earned Kate the nickname "Waity Katy" in the tabloids. The couple honeymooned in the Seychelles, and admirers around the world watched as they gave birth to the "royal baby," Geroge Alexander Louis, on July 22, 2013.
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