Prince William is the oldest son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. He was born on June 21, 1982, and from that moment he became second in line for the British throne. All his life he managed to stay away from scandals, unlike his brother Harry. He made an expensively military career and is beloved in his county- the Brits are thrilled that one day he will become the king.
Who is the Prince Named After?
His full name is William Arthur Philip Louis. Lady Diana chose his first name, as she explained in the book “Diana: Her Story”, written by Andrew Morton. She said that Charles wanted to name their sons Albert and Arthur, but she found it too old. William of Gloucester, who was ninth in line for the British throne and died in a plane crash in 1972 was the one who inspired her. Prince Charles chose their middle names, and most of them are family names that they share.
The royal title of Prince William
Prince’s official title is His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge which he has been called since his wedding in 2011. His grandmother also gave him new titles on that day, the title of Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus, which connect him to Scotland and Nothern Ireland. His titles will also change when his father becomes the king.
Prince William’s last name
Since William has the title of His Royal Highness, he doesn’t have the last name. In school, he was known as William Wales, but if you want to get technical, the last name of all Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s children is Mountbatten-Windsor, which came from last names of their parents.
Prince William becoming the King of England
Prince William is currently the second in line for the throne, so for him to become a king, both his grandmother and father would have to pass away. When Prince Charles becomes the king, William will slowly prepare for his upcoming role. When the time comes, he will move to Buckingham Palace with his family.
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