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Prince William - Pics and Vids

Updated on September 14, 2011

You know who he is

Prince William of Wales (William Arthur Philip Louis; born 21 June 1982) is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. He is second in the line of succession to the British throne and thrones of each of the other Commonwealth Realms. As the son of the Prince of Wales and grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William is a member of the British Royal Family. He has recently graduated as an army officer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and is due to enter the Blues and Royals regiment of the Household Cavalry of the British Army like his younger brother Prince Harry. His official name as an army officer is Second Lieutenant William Wales. He is 6ft 3in (1.90m) tall.

William and Kate Visit St Andrews

Early Life

Prince William was born on 21 June 1982 at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, West London, England. His father is Charles, Prince of Wales, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His mother is the late Diana, Princess of Wales, youngest daughter of the 8th Earl Spencer. As a grandchild of the British monarch and son of the Prince of Wales, he is styled His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales. As a child, he was affectionately called by his parents Wombat or Wills.

He was christened on his great-grandmother's 82nd birthday on 4 August 1982 in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Robert Runcie. His godparents are: (ex-)King Constantine of Greece, Sir Laurens van der Post, Princess Alexandra, the Duchess of Westminster, Lord Romsey and Lady Susan Hussey.

Through his grandfather on his mother's side, Prince William is descended from King Charles II of England and King James II of England. William, should he become King, would be the first monarch since Queen Anne to be a direct descendent of Charles I of England.

A fair haired little boy with blue eyes and at the time not at all camera-shy, he was sent Mrs. Mynors Nursery School in West London, where he was reported to be good at spelling, reading and swimming, a sport in which his mother, Princess Diana, had excelled. William was a mischievous toddler, who delighted in flushing his father's shoes down the toilet.

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, demonstrating that he was left-handed. Photographs of the Prince taken during his visit are on permanent display at the cathedral. On his departure, numerous school children and local residents from the surrounding area presented gifts to him, which he received with a smile and the whispered words "thank you".

Playing Water Polo

Playing Darts - yes Darts

Charles and William

The Prince becomes an officer

The Prince and Kate Middleton
The Prince and Kate Middleton

William's Love Life

William's love life has been the subject of much conjecture. In the latter part of 2005, the media began intensively reporting his long-term relationship with current girlfriend Kate Middleton, formerly one of his university flatmates, whom he began dating in November or December 2003. There has been no statement from the Queen or the Prince of Wales regarding their views of the relationship or a possible marriage.

Kate Middleton attended Prince William's passing out parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 15 December 2006. That was the first occasion that Middleton has attended a high-profile public event as Prince William's guest. Middleton was accompanied by both her parents and the prince's private secretary Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton. It was reported by Daily Mail, a British tabloid newspaper, that she was invited by the Queen to Christmas lunch in 2006, which, would make her the first unmarried partner of a royal to be asked to the festive celebrations at the royal estate of Sandringham House near Sandringham, Norfolk. Middleton declined the offer, preferring to spend Christmas with her own family. Middleton made it clear that she will not attend any future gathering with the Queen and royal family unless she and William are married. According to a 2006 December issue of People, a palace spokesman stated that Middleton is not at this time being groomed nor being advised to be a future princess. The royal family would prefer to see Prince William take the relationship slowly and not rush into a permanent commitment . It is also to be noted that he has professional obligations, such as his military service, which would not be conducive to starting a family. Despite media speculation concerning the couple's future together, Prince William himself has stated that he does not intend to marry until he is at least 28. Media interest in Middleton greatly increased at the time of her 25th birthday. There were eliciting requests from Prince Charles, Prince William and her lawyers that she should be left alone. A decision was made by two newspaper groups, News International and The Guardian, to refrain from publishing paparazzi photographs of her. However, as there is still no engagement and no funding for Middleton's security, the media and the paparazzi still continue to follow her every move.

Recently, it was reported in the DNA INDIA and Daily Mail, that the Prince was seen at an upscale London club kissing 22 year old Tess Shepherd while Middleton was on vacation in Barbados with her family. A few weeks later, the Prince was also photographed "groping" eighteen year old, Ana Ferreira's breast at Elements night club in Bournemouth, Dorset.

Update

William and Kate have now officially announced their engagement and will marry in spring or summer of 2011.

THAT Wedding, 29 Apr 2011
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      Gail Meyers 

      5 years ago from Kansas City - United States

      I enjoyed your hub. Voted up.

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      glassrailing 

      9 years ago

      great hub and info... thanks for putting it together... when i read stuff like this it makes me apprciate being a "regular" guy... dont think i'd like having my every move scrutinized by the media and society...

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      Craig 

      11 years ago

      Nice site, some interesting things about William

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      Royalist 

      11 years ago

      I like it. Thank you.

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