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Prince William Biography

Birth Name:
William Arthur Philip Louis
Birth Place:
London, England
Royal Air Force pilot, humanitarian

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