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HRH Prince William

Prince William is the eldest son of The Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

Prince William Arthur Philip Louis was born on 21 June 1982 at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, in London. He was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Buckingham Palace.

In 1998 both young Princes were with The Prince of Wales, for brief public appearances and a skiing holiday in Whistler, British Columbia. Like his brother, Prince William is a keen skier.

Prince William studied at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. In June 2005 he completed his four-year course, graduating with a 2:1 in his Master of Arts (Honours) degree in Geography.

After a period of work experience, Prince William joined the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. He was commissioned as an army officer in front of Her Majesty The Queen at Sandhurst in December 2006 and joined the Household Cavalry as a Second Lieutenant. Prince William is now training to be a search and rescue Pilot with the Royal Air Force.

Prince William is a keen sportsman and loves football, rugby, tennis, swimming and water polo. At Ludgrove, he was rugby and hockey team captain and represented the school at cross-country running. At the same time, Prince William is President or Patron to a number of charities and organisations whose work he wishes to support.

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(Source: Official web site of the British Monarchy)

    Updated: 2010-06-27