Factbox: Facts about Britain's Prince William

Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:47am EST
 
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(Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his girlfriend Kate Middleton are to get married next year, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday.

Here are some details about William:

William is second in line to the throne after his father Prince Charles.

* EARLY LIFE:

- Born William Arthur Philip Louis on June 21, 1982 at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, west London, he is the elder son of heir-to-the-throne Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana.

- After attending Mrs Mynors School, Prince William became a pupil at Wetherby School in London, until 1990 and then Ludgrove School in Berkshire, until 1995. He then attended Eton College. William studied at St Andrews University in Scotland and graduated in Geography in 2005.

* HIS MOTHER DIANA:

- Prince William was 15 when Diana, Princess of Wales was killed in a car crash in Paris at the end of August 1997. William and his younger brother Prince Harry walked behind their mother's cortege at her funeral procession in London.

* MILITARY SERVICE:   Continued...