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Overview (4)

Born in City of Westminster, London, England, UK
Birth NameWilliam Arthur Philip Louis Mountbatten-Windsor
Nicknames Wills
The Heir
Height 6' 2¾" (1.9 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Mountbatten-Windsor was born on June 21, 1982 to King Charles III and Princess Diana, Prince and Princess of Wales. At his birth, he became second in line to the throne of the United Kingdom, after his father. His early life was spent living in London in Kensington Palace. When he was four and a half, he started nursery school at the Mrs. Maynard Acadamy. Aged eight, he went to Wetherby School, then to a boarding school called Ludgrove, which is about 25 miles from London. When he was 10, his parents separated and they divorced when he was 14. Aged 13, he started at Eton College, an all boys school near Windsor, in Berkshire, and close to Windsor Castle, the home of his grandmother. On August 31, 1997 William was woken up with the news that his mother had died in a car-crash in Paris. Since her death, he has been very protective of his younger brother, Harry, now a cadet at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Prince William is due to join him in 2006, having graduated from the University of St. Andrews with an Upper Second Class Degree in History of Art. If his father accedes to the throne, he is likely to become His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. If William becomes King, it is not known what title he might take, but it is likely to be William V. With the Death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8 2022 Prince William became the first in the line to the throne of the United Kingdom, after his father King Charles III and the new Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall & Cambridge.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: lunchtime_obooze

Family (4)

Spouse Catherine Princess of Wales (29 April 2011 - present)  (3 children)
Children Princess Charlotte of Wales
Prince Louis of Wales
Prince George of Wales
Parents King Charles III
Princess Diana
Camilla Parker-Bowles
Relatives Prince Philip (grandparent)
Earl John Spencer (grandparent)
Frances Shand Kydd (grandparent)
Charles Spencer (aunt or uncle)
Sarah McCorquodale (aunt or uncle)
Jane Fellowes (aunt or uncle)
King George VI (great grandparent)
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother (great grandparent)
Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark (great grandparent)
Princess Alice of Battenberg (great grandparent)
Princess Eugenie (cousin)
Peter Phillips (cousin)
Zara Tindall (cousin)
Lady Louise Windsor (cousin)
James Viscount Severn (cousin)
Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (niece or nephew)
Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor (niece or nephew)
Rose Matthews (niece or nephew)
Prince Harry (sibling)
Queen Elizabeth II (grandparent)
Princess Beatrice (cousin)
Princess Anne (aunt or uncle)
Prince Andrew (aunt or uncle)
Prince Edward (aunt or uncle)
Isla Elizabeth Philips (cousin)
Lucas Philip Tindall (cousin)
Lena Elizabeth Tindall (cousin)
Savannah Phillips (cousin)
Sienna Elizabeth Mozzi (cousin)
August Philip Brooksbank (cousin)
Mia Tindall (cousin)
Arthur Michael William Matthews (niece or nephew)
Grace Elizabeth Jane Matthews (niece or nephew)

Trivia (82)

He cannot fly in the same plane as his father because an accident might take the lives of two future kings.
Is fluent in French and Latin. Also speaks some Spanish, and is learning Welsh for when he inherits the title of Prince of Wales.
Is second in line to the British throne.
Finished at Eton College in June 2000. While there, he lived in Manor House and he was co-captain of his swim team.
Graduated from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland with an upper second class degree in history of art (2005)
Grandparents are Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
Before going to university he took a gap year and for part of that he worked on a project with the charity group Raleigh where young people help poorer communities in the world.
A dedicated polo player along with his brother and father.
Older brother of Prince Harry.
Eldest son of King Charles III and Princess Diana.
Great-great-grandson of King George V and Queen Mary.
Great-great-great-grandson of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, and King George of Greece and Queen Olga. George was Alexandra's brother; he and Olga were the grandparents of William's grandfather, Prince Philip.
Great-great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Needs his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II,'s permission to wed before his 25th birthday.
Born at St. Mary's Hospital in London. He is the first British prince to be born in a hospital.
Christened on August 4, 1982 in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Robert Runcie.
While at Eton, he was the Secretary of the Agricultural Society, Joint Keeper (captain) of Swimming, House Captain of Games and House Captain.
Elected to be the captain of his water polo team at St. Andrews.
Says he gave up playing hockey when his friend has his teeth knocked out.
Enjoys cooking and took culinary courses while studying at Eton.
Considered attending Edinburgh for his university studies.
Owns a Yamaha 600 trials bike.
When he was nine-years-old, he needed surgery and 24 stitches for a depressed fractured skull in 1991 when he was he accidentally hit over the head with a club by a friend at Ludgrove prep school in Berkshire.
In 2004, he was selected for the Scottish Universities water polo team after succeeding trials in Fife, Scotland. His uniform is number 12.
Attended the Mrs. Maynard Acadamy and a boarding school called Ludgrove.
Has a black female Labrador called Widgeon, named after a wild duck.
Was elected to the Eton Society (or Pop), the main prefectorial body for the school. It started in 1811 as a debating society, named for the original venue for meetings in Mrs Hatton's lollipop shop which then stood on a site next to Manor House, where Prince William lived at Eton. It is now like a student monitor position in which he helped to supervise his fellow 1,280 classmates.
When he was younger it was reported that he did not wish to follow family tradition and join the Royal Navy. His uncle, Earl Spencer, stated in 1999 that William did want to go into the armed forces. But in 2003 the BBC reported that he said that he didn't want to pursue a military career, which is what his brother, Harry has announced he will do. Instead, he said he wishes to do environmental work in Africa and is trying to teach himself Swahili.
For his 17th birthday, 'Prince Charles' reportedly gave William his first car, a VW Golf.
Prior to entering the University of St Andrews in Scotland he took part in military exercises with the Welsh Guards.
His official style at birth was "His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales". After his marriage, he was given the title and style "The Duke of Cambridge". In 2022, upon becoming heir apparent to the throne, he was given the title "The Prince of Wales".
Became patron to the UK charity Centerpoint, which works with homeless young people. During his mother's patronage of the organization, he would occasionally accompany her on visits (September 2005).
Is a fan of Jamie Cullum.
With his father, 'Prince Charles', and brother, Prince Harry, was interviewed by Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly for The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live (2006).
Proposed to Catherine Princess of Wales during holiday in Kenya in October 2010. News of the engagement was announced publicly on 16 November 2010.
Is a distant cousin of Catherine Princess of Wales. They are fifteenth cousins.
After being married to Catherine Princess of Wales, he and his wife were given the titles of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Earl and Countess of Strathearn (used in Scotland only), and Baron and Baroness Carrickfergus (used in Northern Ireland only) by his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.
Married Catherine Princess of Wales at Westminster Abbey in London, on April 29, 2011.
Brother-in-law of Pippa Middleton and James Middleton.
Son-in-law of Michael Middleton and Carole Middleton.
One of Prince William's favourite hangouts is Casa Antica, a nightclub in the Swiss Alps.
The Swiss ski resort of Verbier is one of William and Kate's favourite haunts.
Member of the Club Boujis in West London.
Didn't consider marriage until he was at least 28.
Has poor eyesight, and has to wear glasses whenever flying, always with a pilot by his side. He also needs them to drive, but he rarely wears them in public.
When William was a boy, he wanted to be known as "just William".
William holds the highest academic record (2.1) of any Royal heir.
When he was a child, William wanted to be a policeman when he grew up.
Applications for courses at St Andrews University rose by 44% after William signed up.
His exercise regime from the Canadian Air Force consists of 11 minutes of stomach crunches, push-ups, stretches and running on the spot like his father and grandfather Prince Philip. Its easier to do in his own room.
Drinks Spring water during the day; never soft drinks.
Almost dropped out of university until Catherine Princess of Wales convinced him he needed it. She always treated him like any other student, which is just what he wanted. They used to sing karaoke together. He also did all of his own shopping as a student.
Appointed President of the FA in 2006, taking over from Prince Andrew.
William sat in on his first meeting of The Way Ahead, the Monarchy's inner sanctum in Christmas, 2005.
Whenever he's a guest in someone's house he writes a thankyou note with a fountain pen.
He has to study a lot of paperwork, as one of his duties as the future King of England.
Rides a motorbike. He enjoys sport bike riding and owns a 600cc Triumph Daytona. His protection officers and wife don't approve of this hobby.
Often plays tennis with his wife Catherine Princess of Wales.
William gave his mother's engagement ring to Catherine Princess of Wales. He proposed on the slopes of Mount Kenya. He did not ask Michael Middleton's approval to marry Catherine prior to his official proposal of marriage in Kenya, just in case Michael said no. (Refer to William and Catherine's engagement interview.).
The most senior member of the Royal Family to train at Sandhurst Military Academy. He had always wanted to join the Army Air Corps as a helicopter pilot; not serve in the Guard's regiment like his brother.
Will graduate from St. Andrews University, with a degree in Geography. [June 2005]
Graduated from the Royal Military Academy [December 2006]
Now attending Sandhurst military academy. [January 2006]
Named by his father after Prince William of Gloucester, son of Charles's great-uncle, the Duke of Gloucester. A licensed pilot, William died in 1972 while competing in the Goodyear International Air Trophy race.
Fourth cousin once removed of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden.
Third cousin once removed of Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark.
His wedding to Kate Middleton cost $34 million.
First cousin, once removed of David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon, Lady Sarah Chatto, Maximilian, Margrave of Baden, Princess Margarita of Baden and Maurice Roche, 6th Baron Fermoy.
2,500 guests attended his wedding to Kate Middleton.
Third cousin of George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews, Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor, Lady Amelia Windsor, Felipe VI of Spain, Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, Margareta of Romania, Alexander and Crown Prince of Yugoslavia.
First cousin, twice removed of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, Prince Michael of Kent and Margaret Rhodes.
Second cousin twice removed of Harald V of Norway.
First cousin of Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn.
Third cousin twice removed of Margrethe II of Denmark and Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse.
Second cousin of Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley, Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Samuel Chatto and Arthur Chatto and Alexander, Count of Schönburg-Glauchau.
Second cousin, once removed of Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster, Lady Davina Lewis, Lady Rose, George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews, Lady Helen Taylor, Lord Nicholas Windsor, James Ogilvy, Marina Ogilvy, Lord Frederick Windsor and Lady Gabriella Windsor, Queen Sofía of Spain, Constantine II of Greece, Michael I of Romania and Norton Knatchbull, 3rd Earl Mountbatten of Burma.
Born at 9:03 PM (GDT).
In 2015, he became the first member of the British royal family to publicly speak about LGBTQ rights when he spoke out against homophobia and bullying during a visit to Hammersmith Academy.
On September 9, 2022, the first full day of the reign of his father King Charles III, he was made the Prince of Wales, the title usually bestowed upon the heir apparent of the British throne.

Personal Quotes (8)

(about becoming King) I am worried about it, but I don't really think about it too much because there's no point in worrying about things which are not really present yet. It's not that I never want to do it, it's just that I'm reluctant at such a young age to throw myself in at the deep end.
[why he gave Catherine Princess of Wales his mother's engagement ring] She (Princess Diana) can't share in any of the fun and excitement of it all. This was my way of keeping her close to it.
The thing is with me, I look on the brighter side of everything. There's no point being pessimistic or being worried about too many things because frankly life's too short.
She (Diana) understood more than any other Royal that the press can be wooed over if you know how.
The last thing I want to do is be mollycoddled or wrapped up in cotton wool, because if I was to join the Army, I would want to go where my men went, and I'd want to do what they did. I would not want to be kept back for being precious, or whatever-that's the last thing I would want.
I'm very much the person who doesn't want to rush into anything without really thinking it through. I don't shy away from doing particular events but I do like to go to the ones that I really feel passionately about.
[on baby Prince George Alexander Louis' hair, August 2013] He's got way more than me. Thank God.
I like the challenge...It's more responsibility looking after two little ones, especially when George is around, as he's a little monkey.

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