Factbox: Facts about Prince William

Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:28am EDT
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(Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his girlfriend Kate Middleton are to get married on April 29.

Here are some details about William:


-- 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 and second in line to the throne.

-- 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.


-- 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.


-- William joined the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as an Officer Cadet and was commissioned as an army officer in front of the Queen at Sandhurst in December 2006 and joined the Household Cavalry (Blues and Royals) as a Second Lieutenant.   Continued...

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