Prince William was born 21st June 1982 in St Mary’s Hospital to Princess Diana and Prince Charles. William was born second in line to the throne in the UK and still remains the runner up to be the next King of England. He spent his early years in London in Kensington Palace and was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Buckingham Palace.
Prince William was educated in independent schools around London, receiving 12 GCSE’s and 3 A-Levels. He decided upon attending the University of St Andrews in Scotland, which is also where his now fiancé, Kate Middleton attended, and gained a Scottish Master of Arts degree along with an upper second class honours in Geography.
William is the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and of Earl Spencer and his first countess. His great-grandparents include King George VI, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Prince Andrew of Greece.
On his father’s side, William has two uncles, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and one aunt, Princess Anne. On his mother’s side he has one uncle, Earl Spencer, and two aunts, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes.
William’s godparents are King Constantine of Greece, Sir Laurens van der Post, Princess Alexandra, the Duchess of Westminster, Lord Romsey, and Lady Susan Hussey.