William Prince Of England
William Arthur Philip Louis, born on June 21, 1982, is better known as Prince William of Wales or William, Prince of England. He is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales and late Diana, Princess of Wales. As a child, the prince was affectionately called Wombat or Wills by both his parents.
William, Prince of England, is the elder brother of Prince Harry and he is second in the line of succession to the British throne and each of the other Commonwealth Realms. As the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, William, Prince of England is the member of the British Royal Family. He was the first prince to be born into the royal family since the birth of Prince Edward in 1964.
On August 4, 1982, nearly two months after his birth, Prince William was baptized by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Robert Runcie. This was also the 82nd birthday of his paternal great grandmother, the Queen Mother. The baptism took place at Buckingham Palace and his godparents are former King Constantine II of Greece, Sir Laurens van der Post, Princess Alexandra, the Duchess of Westminster, Lord Brabourne and Lady Susan Hussey.
In 2007, the prince served as a Lieutenant in the Blues and Royals Regiment of the British Army’s Household Cavalry along with his younger brother. Within his regiment, the prince was known as Lieutenant William Wales. In April 2008, William, Prince of England completed his pilot training at the RAF Cranwell and he gained the rank of Flying Officer.
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