Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; Prince William & Kate Middleton

In a short span of time, stature of both the Prince William and Kate Middleton has grown higher as the most celebrated international figures as well as couple. They have become very popular not only inside the Britain but across the globe. As per observations of some commentators and analysts, Kate Middleton may get the height of popularity like Princess Diana in coming years.

A brief analytical glance on the biography along with achievement depicts that the Duke of Cambridge was born on June 21, 1982, at St Mary’s Hospital Paddington, London. On August 04, 1982, Prince William Arthur Philip Louis was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Robert Runcie, in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace. William is the first royal prince to attend an ordinary primary school, rather than being educated at home. In other respects William’s childhood was anything but typical. Wherever Prince William went, bodyguards were not far behind.

At the age of eight, William was sent to Ludgrove, a boarding school, where he shared a room with four other boys during his five years there. It was around this time that his parents separated, forcing William and Harry to divide their time between Charles and Diana when they were not in school. He then attended Eton College from July 1995 and studied Geography, Biology and History of Art at A-Level.

The Duke was 15-years-old when Diana, Princess of Wales was killed in a car crash in Paris on August 31, 1997. The Duke and Prince Harry walked behind their mother’s cortege at her funeral which was held at Westminster Abbey on September 06, 1997. In 2000, Prince William graduated from Eton after passing three A-level exams and spent a year travelling and pursuing educational projects, before embarking on a History of Art degree at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he met his future wife. He graduated in Geography in 2005.

The Queen appointed His Royal Highness to be a Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. He earned his wings by completing pilot training at Royal Air Force College Cranwell. He went on to become a lieutenant in the Household Cavalry and started training to become a search and rescue pilot with the Royal Air Force.

2006 was an important year for the young royal, as the Queen appointed William to two patronages of the Royal Navy and he became Commodore-in-Chief for Scotland and Commodore-in-Chief for submarines. In January 2010, William graduated from the Defence Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury and by autumn of the same year, he had finished his generic and special-to-type helicopter training. This allowed the future king to be posted on Anglesey at RAF Valley on No. 22 Squadron where he performs co-pilot duties on the Sea King search and rescue helicopter.

William’s personal life has been the subject of intense media scrutiny. In 2005, the media began following his long-term relationship with then girlfriend Kate Middleton, formerly one of his university flat-mates, whom he began dating in 2003. Interest in the couple reached new heights in January 2007, amid mounting speculation they were about to get engaged, when a paparazzi scrum formed outside Miss Middleton’s home on her 25th birthday.

Prince William is president or patron to a variety of charities, including Centrepoint, which helps young homeless people, conservation charity Tusk Trust and the Child Bereavement Charity. In September 2009 The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry was set up to help them both forward their charitable ambitions. These will focus on three particular areas of interest for the Princes: young people, the environment and the armed forces. Recently William has written articles for the press concerning the armed forces, including a piece for the Daily Express in November 2010 in support of a planned memorial in honour of the members of Bomber Command who fought during the Second World War. In November 2010 it was announced that Prince William was engaged to his long-term girlfriend, Kate Middleton.  The couple met during their time at St Andrews University in Fife, Scotland, and has been together since. Their wedding was scheduled for 29 April 2011, which would have been the thirtieth anniversary of the marriage of his parents.

On 29 April 2011, all eyes were on Prince William when he married Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey. Just a few hours prior to his nuptials, William was made the Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathern and Baron Carrickfergus.
After their honeymoon, William was sent to the Falklands for ten weeks for RAF training and due to the remote location, his new wife couldn’t join him. The couple has moved into an apartment at Kensington Palace which is where they will stay when they are in London. They claim their home is their rented cottage in Anglesey.

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