Fast Facts

  • Spent a gap year between Eton College and university traveling to Chile, Belize and Africa, and working on a dairy farm in Britain.
  • Played water polo at both Eton and University of St. Andrews.
  • After university, trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, becoming commissioned as an officer in 2006.
  • Appointed as a Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter by his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II in 2008.
  • Became a Patron of Centrepoint, a homelessness charity, in 2005; his mother, Diana, was a former Patron of the charity.
  • Created, with his brother Harry, the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry in 2009.
  • Succeeded Richard Attenborough in 2010 as the president of BAFTA, a post formerly held by his grandfather, Prince Philip, and his aunt, Princess Anne.

Relationships

  • Frances Spencer — Grandmother
  • Princess Eugenie — Cousin
  • Louise Windsor — Cousin
  • Prince Philip — Grandfather
  • King Constantine — Godparent
  • Prince George — Son
  • Prince Harry — Brother
  • Jane Fellowes — Aunt
  • Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall — Stepmother
  • Grace van Cutsem — Godchild
  • Prince Constantine Alexios — Godchild
  • Natalia Grosvenor — Godparent
  • Charlotte Elizabeth Diana — Daughter
  • Elizabeth II — Grandmother
  • Diana, Princess of Wales — Mother
  • Norton Knatchbull — Godparent
  • Susan Hussey — Godparent
  • Princess Beatrice — Cousin
  • James, Viscount Severn — Cousin
  • Prince Andrew — Uncle
  • Prince Edward — Uncle
  • Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge — Wife
  • Laurens van der Post — Godparent
  • Zara Phillips — Cousin
  • Peter Phillips — Cousin
  • Prince Charles — Father
  • John Spencer — Grandfather
  • Charles Spencer — Uncle
  • Princess Anne — Aunt
  • Sarah McCorquodale — Aunt
  • Tom Pettifer — Godchild
  • Princess Alexandra — Godparent

College

  • University of St Andrews, Fife, Scotland (Scottish Master of Arts in Geography, 2005)

Details

  • Birth Name: William Arthur Philip Louis
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Birthday: June 21, 1982, Gemini
  • Profession: Royal Air Force pilot, Humanitarian
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