The two walked together on their way to Church at St. Mary Magdalene in 2017. [17], William was educated at independent schools, starting at Jane Mynors' nursery school and the pre-preparatory Wetherby School, both in London. [181] In December 2014, The Duke founded the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce, which aims to reduce worldwlide illegal wildlife trade. Williamson, D (1981) "The Ancestry of Lady Diana Spencer". Jason Knauf, communications secretary to the Cambridges, wrote the letter to media standards organisations in various countries. The wedding took place on 29 April 2011 in Westminster Abbey, London. [76][77][78], On 16 November 2010, Clarence House announced that Prince William and Catherine Middleton were to marry; the couple had become engaged in Kenya in October. He grandson of Queen Elizabeth, II, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. [161][162][163] Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed his support for the initiative, while First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon criticised the tour, citing travel restrictions; UK, Scottish and Welsh governments were consulted before planning the tour. Ancestors of Prince William of England. He sat the entrance exam to Eton College and was admitted. [73] Middleton and her family attended the Concert for Diana in July 2007 at Wembley Stadium,[69] where she and Prince William sat two rows apart. Diana's father and brother both attended Eton. Prince William roared with laughter when he was inadvertently introduced as his grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh, before handing a philanthropic award to the wife of Bill Gates. [38], The Prince's position as second-in-line to the throne and the convention of ministers advising against placing that person into dangerous situations cast doubts on William's chances of seeing combat. 2014), the eldest child of his paternal cousin, Zara Tindall. [167] In 2013, he succeeded his grandfather Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, as president of the UK charity Fields in Trust. [16] William accompanied his father, brother, paternal grandfather Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and his maternal uncle Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, at his mother's funeral. [144] Countries visited by the couple in 2017 include France, Poland, Germany, and Belgium. While Peter and Zara attended Port Regis, their royal grandparents opened the Queen's Hall, which contains a gym and heated swimming pool, on school grounds. As "Lieutenant Wales"—a name based on his father's title Prince of Wales—he followed his younger brother[37] into the Blues and Royals as a troop commander in an armoured reconnaissance unit, after which he spent five months training for the post at Bovington Camp, Dorset. [15] His parents divorced in 1996. In October 2020, William launched the Earthshot Prize, a £50 million initiative to incentivise environmental solutions over the next decade. [70] On 15 December 2006, Middleton attended Prince William's Passing Out Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace on 4 August, the 82nd birthday of his paternal great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Award, This page was last edited on 27 December 2020, at 18:29. [167][168] The Duke opened their new facility, Apprenticeship House, in November 2019 to mark their 50-year anniversary. The royal revisited the words his great-grandfather, King George VI, offered the … In honor of his 99th birthday on June 10, here are photos that show Prince Philip is just a regular grandpa. [47] On 26 January 2010, he transferred to the Search and Rescue Training Unit at RAF Valley, Anglesey, to receive training on the Sea King search and rescue helicopter; he graduated in September 2010. [10] He traveled with his family to Canada in 1991 and 1998. [46], In January 2009, William transferred his commission to the RAF and was promoted to Flight Lieutenant. Prince William Echoes Great-Grandfather’s Words as He Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. [107] Prime Minister of Australia John Howard said, "We have for a long time embraced the idea that the person who occupies that post should be in every way an Australian citizen". [123], In September 2012, they toured Singapore, Malaysia, Tuvalu, and the Solomon Islands as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. [88], His wife's first pregnancy was announced on 3 December 2012. [192] In May and June 2020, the Duke and Duchess, alongside their children, delivered food parcels made on the Sandringham Estate to local isolated pensioners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although his position was paid, Kensington Palace announced that William would donate his full salary to the EAAA charity. In September 2013, the Queen granted to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a conjugal coat of arms consisting of their individual arms displayed side-by-side beneath a helm and coronet denoting the Duke's status as grandson of the Sovereign. [7][fn 2] He was the first child born to a Prince and Princess of Wales since Prince John in 1905. She is variously described in contemporary documents as "a dark-skinned native woman", "an Armenian woman from Bombay", and "Mrs. Simon Perry. Their great-grandmother, Queen Mother Elizabeth, died at the age of 101. [132] On 21 October, the Duke and Duchess met the President of Singapore, Tony Tan, during his state visit to the UK. [279][280], William descends matrilineally from Eliza Kewark, a housekeeper for his eighteenth-century ancestor Theodore Forbes—a Scottish merchant who worked for the East India Company in Surat. In 2017, Zara — now married to Mike Tindall — attended the Royal Ascot with her grandfather. [64] In May 2020, the Duke granted permission to the charity to use Kensington Palace's private lawn to refuel during the COVID-19 pandemic. [61] The Duke has discussed his work with BBC Future, describing working "odd shifts" and dealing mostly with critical care cases. 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Diana died in a car accident in the early hours of 31 August 1997. [214], The death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in Paris while being chased by paparazzi in 1997,[215] influenced the Duke's attitude towards the media. Later that year, William and Harry organised the Concert for Diana, in memory of their mother, which benefitted the charities and patronages of Diana, William, and Harry. [97][98], William and his brother Harry inherited the "bulk" of the £12.9 million left by their mother on their respective 30th birthdays, a figure that had grown since her 1997 death to £10 million each in 2014. [184] Later that month, the Duke and Duchess launched Shout, the UK's first 24/7 text messaging service for those who suffer from mental issues. Thus, before his marriage, Prince William was styled "Prince William of Wales". [175] The gift fund supported 26 charities of the couple's choice, incorporating the armed forces, children, the elderly, art, sport and conservation. [9] William accompanied his parents on their 1983 tour of Australia and New Zealand, when he was nine months old, as his first trip overseas. Generations 1 - 16 are in this file. [60] On 13 July 2015, William started his new job, which he felt was a natural progression from his previous role as an RAF search-and-rescue pilot. To save space, ancestors beyond Generation 11 are omitted unless they are alleged descendants of Charlemagne or Alexander the Great. Image … [133] In December 2014, the Duke met with President Obama in the Oval Office, and made a speech at the World Bank in Washington, D. C., condemning the illegal trade in wildlife. He is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. Looking for smart ways to get more from life? In January 2005, William and his brother volunteered at a British Red Cross aid distribution centre to pack emergency supplies for countries affected by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. [169] In 2005, William worked in the children's unit at The Royal Marsden Hospital, his mother's former patronage, for two days of work experience; he also assisted in the medical research, catering, and fundraising departments. In March 2020, the Duke appeared in a video for the National Emergencies Trust, launching a fundraising appeal to help charities during the coronavirus pandemic. Subscriber Patrilineally, he descends from the House of Oldenburg, one of Europe's oldest royal houses; and more specifically the cadet branch known as the House of Glücksburg. [66] She reportedly caught William's attention at a charity fashion show on campus. ", "What will Prince Harry and Prince William inherit from Princess Diana? [79] The engagement ring given by William to Catherine had belonged to his mother. The four of them drove to the event in their Range Rover. [195] In September 2020, the Duke established the Emergency Responders Senior Leaders Board, commissioned by the foundation to research the mental health and wellbeing of emergency responders. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Prince Louis is the youngest child of Prince Harry and Kate Middleton. Families are always confusing, but for Prince William, his genealogy comes with added complexities. [59] He underwent part of his training as an EAAA pilot at Norwich Airport. [207], In December 2010, William and Prime Minister David Cameron attended a meeting with FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon at which Chung suggested a vote-trading deal for the right to host the 2018 World Cup in England. [174], In March 2011, the Duke and Duchess set up a gift fund held by The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry to allow well-wishers who wanted to give them a wedding gift to donate money to charities instead. He died in 1992. 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