Prince William Biography

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Quick Facts Of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

Celebrated Name Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
Age 37 Years
Nick Name Billy the Fish, Wills, Willy Wombat
Birth Name William Arthur Philip Louis
Birth Date 1982-06-21
Gender Male
Profession Military Personal
Nationality British
Eye Color Blue
Place Of Birth St Mary's Hospital, London
Height 6 feet 3 inches
Weight 71 Kg
Religion Anglican/Episcopalian
Ethnicity Mixed (English and German)
Hair Color Blonde
School Jane Mynors’ nursery school, Wetherby School, and Ludgrove School
College / University Eton College / University of St Andrews
Shoe Size 12 (US)
Net Worth $40 million
Wife Catherine Middleton
Birth Nation England, UK
Children Three
Son Two - Prince George and Prince Louis
Daughter One - Princess Charlotte
Father Prince Charles
Mother Princess Diana
Grand Parents Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
University Cambridge University
Educational Qualification Master of Arts degree
Source of Wealth Being a Prince of Wales
Sexual Orientation Straight
Links Wikipedia, Instagram, Twitter, 

Prince William is a member of the British Royal family. He is the eldest son of Wales’ Prince, Prince Charles and Princess Diana. William is the second in the line to the throne after his father, Prince Charles. William is the eldest grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. He officially became The Duke of Cambridge after marrying Catherine Middleton in 2011. Prince William has three children with Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton. Тоdау, lеt’ѕ lеаrn mоrе аbоut thе саrееr, bіоgrарhу, аnd nеt wоrth оf Prince William іn 2019.

What is Prince William known for?

  • A member of the British royal family.
  • The elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. 

Where is Prince William born?

William was born William Arthur Philip Louis at St Mary’s Hospital, London as the first child of the Prince and Princess of Wales. He was the first child born to a Prince and Princess of Wales since Prince John in 1905. His ethnicity is mixed(English and German).

On 3 June 1991, William was admitted to Royal Berkshire Hospital after being accidentally hit on the side of the forehead by a fellow student wielding a golf club. He did not lose consciousness, but suffered a depressed fracture of the skull and was operated on at Great Ormond Street Hospital, resulting in a permanent scar.

Does Prince William have Academic Qualification?

William was educated at independent schools, starting at Jane Mynors’ nursery school and the pre-preparatory Wetherby School. Following this, he attended Ludgrove School and was privately tutored during summers by Rory Stewart. At Ludgrove he also participated in football along with swimming, basketball, clay pigeon shooting, and cross country running. William sat the entrance exam to Eton College and was admitted. There, he studied Geography, Biology, and History of Art at A-Level.

After completing his studies at Eton, William took a gap year, during which he took part in British Army training exercises in Belize, worked on English dairy farms, visited Africa, and for 10 weeks taught children in southern Chile. 

By 2001, William was back in the UK and had enrolled at the University of St Andrews. He embarked on a degree course in Art History, later changing his main subject to Geography, and going on to earn a Scottish Master of Arts degree with upper second class honours. While at university, he represented the Scottish national universities water polo team at the Celtic Nations tournament in 2004. He was known as “Steve” by other students to avoid any journalists overhearing and realizing his identity.

To prepare for eventually managing the Duchy of Cornwall Estate, in 2014 he enrolled in a vocational agricultural management course at Cambridge.

When did Prince William work as a Pilot?

  • Having decided to follow a military career, in October 2005 William attended the four-day Regular Commissions Board, where he underwent selection to judge his suitability to become an army officer. Having passed selection, he was admitted to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in January 2006.
  • Successfully completing the course, William was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant at Sandhurst on 15 December 2006. William officially received his commission as a lieutenant at midnight. He followed his younger brother into the Blues and Royals as a troop commander in an armored reconnaissance unit, after which he spent 4 months in training for the post at Bovington Camp.
  • Once officially enrolled and commissioned in the armed forces, William wanted active service but was denied. William was then seconded to train with the Royal Navy for two months, in 2008. He spent a day on submarine HMS Talent. During a 5-week deployment on HMS Iron Duke in the Caribbean, he took part in a joint operation with the United States Coast Guard that identified and captured a speedboat carrying 900 kg of cocaine worth about £40 million. The ship also took part in other raids.
  • In January 2009, William transferred his commission to the RAF & was promoted to Flight Lieutenant. He trained to become a helicopter pilot with the RAF’s Search and Rescue Force. On 26 January 2010, he transferred to the Search and Rescue Training Unit at RAF Valley to receive training on the Sea King search and rescue helicopter; he graduated from this course on 17 September 2010.
  • His first rescue mission was a response to an emergency call from the Liverpool Coastguard on 2 October 2010. In November 2011, he participated in a search and rescue mission involving a sinking cargo ship in the Irish Sea. William deployed to the Falkland Islands for a 6-week tour in March 2012. In June 2012, he gained a qualification to be captain or pilot in charge of a Sea King. His active service as an RAF search & rescue pilot ended in September 2013.
  • In 2014, it was announced that he would take on a full-time role as a pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA). On 13 July 2015, the Duke started his new job. Upon graduation from university, William began to undertake public duties of his own, as well as obtaining private work experience by interning in land management at Chatsworth House and in banking at HSBC.
  • At 21, he was appointed as a Counselor of State. In 2009, a private office was set up for William by his grandmother. He succeeded Lord Attenborough in 2010 as the fifth president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
  • In March 2011, William visited Christchurch, New Zealand, after the recent earthquake. Upon leaving New Zealand, he traveled to Australia, to visit areas badly affected by flooding in the states of Queensland and Victoria. On 2 November, the Duke and Duchess visited the UNICEF Supply Division Centre for supplying food to malnourished African children in Copenhagen, Denmark. In September 2012, they toured Singapore, Malaysia, Tuvalu, and the Solomon Islands as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
  • In 2015, he visited China. Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed him as he began the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost 3 decades. William is also an active member of various charity and humanitarian works, environmental causes, sports, etc.
  • In June 2018, Prince William visited Israel and Palestine, being the first British royal to visit the area officially since the expiry of the British Mandate. He visited Tel Aviv, meeting with Mayor Ron Huldai and touring the beach area and city center; Jerusalem, meeting with President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; and Ramallah, meeting with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.

Who is the wife of Prince William?

Prince William’s personal life has been a topic of discussion in the local media and his friendship with his college roommate, Catherine Middleton, was a constant subject of wonder. William became upset with the media’s interest over his personal life and asked the paparazzi to stay away from Catherine, indirectly confirming the relationship.

The official announcement about the marriage was made in 2010 and the engagement ceremony took place in Kenya, away from the media and attention. The wedding culminated in Westminster, London in 2011, and just a few hours before the marriage, William was honored with titles of Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus.

His wife’s first pregnancy was announced on 3 December 2012. She was admitted on 22 July 2013 to the Lindo Wing, St Mary’s Hospital, London. Later that day, she gave birth to a son, Prince George. On 8 September 2014, it was announced that the Duchess of Cambridge was pregnant with her second child. She was admitted on 2 May 2015 to the same hospital where she had first given birth and gave birth to Princess Charlotte. The Duchess's third pregnancy was announced on 4 September 2017; Prince Louis was born on 23 April 2018.

How much is Prince William net worth?

Prince William and his brother Prince Harry have similar net worths, having both inherited the fortune amassed by their late mother, Princess Diana. According to Business Insider, their net worth is somewhere $40 million.

Prince William used to receive an annual salary of $61k for his job as an East Anglian Air Ambulance pilot, which he used to donate to charity. He retired from his job flying rescue helicopters in 2016 to focus more on his royal duties.

In January 2018, he gave the keynote speech at the Charity Commission Annual Public Meeting and said that he and his brother Harry have a lifelong habit to put charity at the heart of our lives. He has been involved with various organizations and provides funds to them which includes The Art Room, Action of Addiction and Natural History Museum. Later,  William along with his wife and brother announced to launch a website designed to provide resources for teachers and schools seeking help in mental health.

How tall is Prince William?

Observing his body statistics, He has a good height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) with body weight 71kg. He has a blond hair color and his eye color is blue. Further, His shoe size is 12 (US). 

Did You Know?

  • Is fluent in French and Latin. Also speaks some Spanish, and is learning Welsh for when he inherits the title of Prince of Wales.
  • He cannot fly in the same plane as his father because an accident might take the lives of two future kings.
  • Enjoys cooking and took culinary courses while studying at Eton.

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