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Prince William of Wales

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Prince William

Prince William of Wales was born at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington on 21 June 1982. His parents are Charles, Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. He is next in the line of succession to the British throne.[1]

On 1 March 1991 (St. David's Day), Prince William made his first official public appearance during a visit to Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. After arriving by plane, the eight-year-old prince was taken by his parents to Llandaff Cathedral. After a tour of the cathedral, he signed its visitors book, which showed that he was left-handed. Prince William went to the Mrs Jane Mynors' nursery school and the pre-prep Wetherby School both in West London, and later attended Ludgrove School in Berkshire. After passing an entrance exam he went on to attend Eton College in Berkshire. Whilst there he studied geography, biology and history of art at A-level.

Like a growing number of British teenagers, Prince William chose to take a gap year after finishing Eton College. He took part in British Army training in Belize. He spent the final stage of his gap year in southern Chile as a volunteer with Raleigh International. Pictures of the prince cleaning a toilet were broadcast around the world. After his gap year, Prince William attended the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland from 2001 until he was graduated in 2005. He started doing a degree course in Arts History, although he later changed his main subject to Geography and gained a Scottish Master of Arts degree with upper-second class honours. In January 2006, the prince began his cadet course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to train as an Army Officer. William joined his brother who had been there since May 2005.

In July 2005, William carried out his first official engagements representing Elizabeth II, as Queen of New Zealand, at World War II commemorations in New Zealand. In September of the same year, it was announced that William will become president of The Football Association in May 2006 and patron to the UK charity Centrepoint, which works with homeless young people. In April 2011, he married Kate Middleton.[2] In July 2013, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to their son, Prince George of Cambridge, third in line to the throne. The couple's second child, their daughter Princess Charlotte of Cambridge who is fourth in line to the throne, was born in May 2015. Prince Louis of Cambridge, the fifth in line to the throne, was born in April 2018.

Prince George

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Prince George (2013)

After William, Prince George of Cambridge will be the king of England. He was born on the 22nd of July, 2013. His full name is George Alexander Louis.

References

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  1. "British Royal Line of Succession | Britannica | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 2024-05-11.
  2. "Catherine, princess of Wales | Biography, Children, Family, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. 2024-05-10. Retrieved 2024-05-11.