Prince William

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Prince William is a member of the British royal family. Prince William is famous for being the second one in the line of succession to the British throne. He was made Duke of Cambridge. Duke of Cambridge is one of the six current royal dukedoms in the UK.

Early life and Childhood

Prince William was born on 21 June 1982 at Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, London at 9:03 pm. He is the first child of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. His full name is William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor as well holds British nationality. Currently, William is 39 years old. His horoscope is cancer.

Initially, the little he wanted to be a police officer to protect her mother. It was a statement to his younger brother Harry. However, he had a great responsibility on his shoulder, which is to be a King. Similarly, he started attending his parents on official visits at an early age. He leads them on a tour to Australia and New Zealand in 1983. It was indeed Diana’s decision.

Genuinely, William needed to admit to Royal Berkshire Hospital when a fellow student accidentally hit on his forehead wielding a golf club. This incident led to the permanent scar, which he considered as a “Harry Potter” scar.

Additionally, Diana wanted her two sons to have extensive experience. So, she used to take them to various places such as Walt Disney World McDonald’s, and many more.

Sadly, Diana expired in a car accident on 31 August 1997. At that instant, William was 15 and his brother was 12. William accompanied his family members at his mother’s funeral.

Prince William

Caption: Prince William enjoys his time with his wife and children. Source: E! News

Education

Correspondingly, he was studying at Jane Mynors nursery school and the preparatory Wetherby School. Latterly, he attended Ludgrove School near Wokingham.

During that time, he used to participate in many extracurricular activities such as football, swimming, basketball, clay pigeon shooting, and also cross country running. Getting admitted to Eton College, he had excellent results in all subjects such as Biology, Geography, and so on.

Furthermore, he even got involved in British Army training exercises in Belize after completing his studies at Eton. In 2001, William was back from Africa to the UK. He had enrolled at the University of St Andrews. He then commenced on a degree course in Art History, later changing his main subject to Geography. Simultaneously, he earned a Scottish Master of Arts degree with upper second class honors in 2005.

As a patron of the university’s 600th Anniversary Appeal, he went back to St Andrew’s in February 2011.

Similarly, William was engaged in a vocational agricultural management course at Cambridge for the arrangement of his eventual management of the Suchy f Cornwall in 2014. It was organized by the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL).

Prince William- Professional life

Despite being a member of the royal family with lots of responsibility, William dared to decide to follow a military career at a young age. In October 2005, William passed the selection in the Regular Commissions Board at Westbury. He was admitted to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. William was appointed as a Second Lieutenant at Sandhurst after completing the course.

Nonetheless, there occurred certain doubt about William’s deployment possibility. This was because of his position as second-in-line to the throne. The doubt expanded after Prince Garry’s deployment was canceled in 2007 due to “specific threats”.

After completing the course at RAF Cranwell, he was presented with his RAF wings by his father. The royalty was then seconded to train with the Royal Navy from June to August 2008.

Even though he originally joined the military on a short service was unlikely to be fulfilled. Then, he extended his forces career in 2008. He also accepted another secondment that included working at the Ministry of Defence and non-operational flying with the Army Air Corps.

Consecutively, it was declared that he would transfer from the Army to the RAF to train as a full-time search and rescue helicopter pilot.

Royal Air Force service

The monarch was promoted to Flight Lieutenant by transferring his commission to the RAF in January 2009. He received training with the RAF’s Search and Rescue Force. Also, he graduated from the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury. William then graduated from the training on the Sea King. This made him, the first member of the British royal family since Henry VII to live in Wales.

Ultimately, the elder gained enough qualifications and became a captain or pilot in command of a Sea King rather than a co-pilot. However, his active service as an RAF search-and-rescue pilot ended in September 2013.

Uniquely, there was an announcement about William’s acceptance of a full-time role as a pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) in 2014. He donated his full salary to the EAAA charity. He started his new job after undergoing training as an EAAA pilot at Norwich Airport. Conclusively, he left his job and became more active in his royal duties.

Noble duties

Equally important,  William obtained work experience by interning in land management at Chatsworth House and in banking at HSBC. He was even appointed as a Counsellor of State at 21. William had his first private office when the Queen set it up for him with Sir David Manning as his adviser.

Especially, he has performed many royal responsibilities properly through many tours, and charities for the better of the people of the country. There were many tours and endowments. Some of the tours include a visit to Christchurch, New Zealand, visit to Australia.

Particularly, the Duke met US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office in December 2014. He made a speech at the World Bank in Washington D.C. There was further visits to Chinese cities, Beijing, Shangai, and Yunnan in 2015. Similarly, he visited Israel and Palestine in June 2018.

Human welfare charities

Specifically, he had been active in many human welfare activities. The two princes of the royal family were active in volunteering at a British Red Cros aid distribution in the mid-1990s. William was involved in the children’s unit at The Royal Marsden Hospital for two days of work experience in 2005.

Under those circumstances, he also sponsored the Tusk Trust in December 2005. Accordingly, the Duke and Duchess set up a gift fund held by The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry in 2011.

His brothers had endowments regarding sports as well. William was the President of England’s Football Association in May 2006 and vice-royal patron of the Welsh Rugby Union. William was also operating in the one-mile run to support the charity Sport Relief. Like his father and paternal grandfather, William also became president of the British Sub-Aqua Club. He also took part in an event in Stockholm in January 2018.

Prince William – Awards and Honors

Consequently, the Duke is the 1000th member of the register of the Order of the Garter. In the year 2008, the Queen at a service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle officially invested it. Prince received medals of Golden Jubilee Medal and Diamond Jubilee Medal from Queen Elizabeth II in 2002 and 2012 respectively.

His commonwealth honor was on 1st October 2016: Tuvalu Order of Merit.

Prince William Philanthropist

Caption: Prince William (Source: whatkatewore)

Prince William – Net Worth

As William and his brothers are anxious motorcyclists, William is an owner of a Ducati 1198 S Corse.

All things considered, he is a prince, he is about to inherit a whole lot of properties and money when his father, Prince Charles becomes the king of England. Though he has a net worth of millions of dollars, his net worth will drastically increase once he inherits his father’s lush estate.

To summarize, the future King of England has a net worth to be almost $40 million marks. Nevertheless, he has worked for a living, and he inherited a good chunk of his fortune.

What is more, he annually earned $50,000 as a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance. He donated those to local charities as royals do not need a salary.

Personal life

In 2003, the royal member dated Catherine Middleton. There was so much media attention regarding the couple. Notwithstanding, the couple had split up in April 2007 but they resumed their relationship a few months later.

The couple’s wedding was held on 29 April 2011 in Westminster Abbey, London. At that point, there was an announcement of William’s new titles Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, and Baro Carrickfergus.

The couple has three children together. Into the bargain, the prince and his wife gave birth to their first child Prince George. Similarly, his wife was pregnant with her second child after a year. She gave birth to their second child, Princess Charlotte. Apart from this, the Duchess’s third pregnancy led to the birth of Prince Louis on 23 April 2018.

Scandal

Unfortunately, a video of the prince dancing with an unidentified woman at a nightclub in Switzerland circulated in the media. The rumor hiked when the press criticized William’s behavior because he could not attend the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey.

Body Measurement

Regarding body measurement, William has a height of 190 cm tall and weighs 89 kg. His shoe size is 14 US. The prince has brown hair color with blue eyes color.