His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge

His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge

His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge during the 2016 tour of Canada.

Prince William, now The Duke of Cambridge, was born on June 21, 1982, and was christened Prince William Arthur Philip Louis on August 4, 1982, at Buckingham Palace, in London, England. He is the first child of the Prince of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. He is second in line of succession to The Throne.

Early life and education

After attending a pre-preparatory school in London, The Duke of Cambridge attended Ludgrove School in Berkshire for five years. In 1995, he went on to Eton College, where he studied geography, biology and art history.

His Royal Highness was 15 years old when his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, died tragically in 1997. After a gap year during which he visited Chile and Belize, worked on British dairy farms and visited countries in Africa, The Duke of Cambridge chose to study geography at the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland, where he earned his degree in 2005. The Duke met Catherine Middleton, now The Duchess of Cambridge, while studying at St Andrews.

Military Service

After a period of work experience, The Duke of Cambridge joined the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as an officer cadet. Shortly thereafter, he was commissioned as an army officer and joined the Household Cavalry as a second lieutenant. Today, His Royal Highness is a fully qualified and operational search and rescue pilot.

Marriage and family

On November 16, 2010, the Prince of Wales announced the engagement of his eldest son, Prince William, to Miss Catherine Middleton. The couple celebrated their wedding at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. Shortly after the wedding the couple received the titles Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have three children: Prince George of Cambridge,  Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince Louis of Cambridge.

Charitable work and military appointments

The Duke of Cambridge is president or patron to a number of charities and organizations whose work he supports. He is involved in The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Royal Patronage — Canadian Organizations

Tours of Canada

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Yukon during the 2016 tour of Canada.

His Royal Highness visited Canada in 1991 and again in 1998. After his marriage to The Duchess of Cambridge, they toured Canada in 2011, their first official visit in the Commonwealth as a couple. In 2016, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Canada again, bringing Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge with them, their first official visit as a family.

For more information, visit the official website of the British Monarchy.

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