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Prinz William

34 Jahre

Ein warmes Lächeln, einen eigenen und klugen, wenn auch zunehmend haararmen Kopf sowie Sinn für Humanitäres - so zeigt sich Prinz William, die Hoffnung der Windsors

  • Geboren , London/ England, UK
  • VornameWilliam Arthur Philip Louis
  • Name Mountbatten-Windsor, Herzog von Cambridge
  • Grösse 1.91 m
  • Sternzeichen Zwillinge
  • Partner Herzogin Catherine (verheiratet)
  • Kinder George Alexander Louis, Prinz von Cambridge  (*2013); Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Prinzessin von Cambridge  (*2015)

Biografie von Prinz William

William war sich schon als Kind und Jugendlicher seiner Verantwortung als zukünftiger König und Chef der "Firma Windsor" bewusst. Seine Mutter setzte sich dafür ein, dass er einen Kindergarten und öffentliche Schulen besuchen konnte - natürlich immer in Begleitung von Bodyguards. Auch sein Vater respektierte, dass er so lange wie möglich ein weitgehend normales Leben führen wollte. Das "gap year", die Auszeit zwischen Schule und Studium, verbrachte William in Südamerika und Südafrika, weit entfernt von nervenden Paparazzi-Kameras. "Ich liebe die Menschen Afrikas, will mehr über sie wissen und mit ihnen sprechen können" sagt William und lernte deshalb sogar Suaheli.

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Ein ganz normaler Student

In einem seiner seltenen Interviews mit den britischen Medien im November 2004 erzählte von seinem Leben an der Universität im schottischen St. Andrews: Er streite mit seinen Mitbewohnern über Haushaltspflichten, kämpfe gegen Wäscheberge und quäle sich mit seiner Abschlussarbeit. "Ich gehe selbst in den Supermarkt, hole am Imbiss Essen, leihe Videos aus, gehe ins Kino." Da war ihm aber auch schon klar, dass danach die Streitkräfte auf seinem Lebensplan stehen.
Im Sommer 2005 hatte er das Universitätsdiplom in der Tasche.

Prinz William + Kate Middleton

Die englische Lovestory

13. Mai 2017  Ausgelassen zeigen sich William und Kate bei einer Teeparty im Garten des Buckingham Palace.
1. Mai 2017  Einen Tag vor ihrem zweiten Geburtstag veröffentlicht das Königshaus ein neues Foto von Prinzessin Charlotte. Aufgenommen wurde das zuckersüße Porträt von Herzogin Catherine selbst. 
23. April 2017  Das muss Liebe sein! Prinz William und Herzogin Catherine beobachten gemeinsam die Londoner Marathon-Läufer und haben auch noch genug Zeit für alberne Spielchen mit der Druckluft-Tröte.
18. März 2017  Prinz William und Herzogin Catherine sind auf offiziellem Besuch in Frankreich. Ein Foto vor dem Eiffel-Turm darf da im Familienalbum natürlich nicht fehlen.

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Im Job mag er's riskant

Nach ein paar Monaten Verschnaufpause begann der Zweite der britischen Thronfolge im Januar 2006 in der Offiziersschmiede Sandhurst seine elfmonatige Ausbildung. Motto: "Hier hat jeder die gleiche Braut und die heißt Enfield." Gemeint ist das Enfield-Sturmgewehr SA-80, Kaliber 5,56 Millimeter. Kriegsstudien und Lektionen in Innen- und Außenpolitik bilden den Background. Mit seiner Militärkarriere folgt William einer königlichen Tradition, der auch sein Vater und seine Onkels sich beugten.

William blieb dabei: "Household Cavalry", Pilotenausbildung bei der Royal Airforce, Helikoptertraining, Such- und Rettungsstaffel. Inzwischen ist der sportliche junge Mann ein fester Bestandteil der "East Anglian Air Ambulance", bei der er im Frühjahr 2015 begann. Obwohl sich sicherlich mancher wünscht, der Prinz hätte sich einen etwas weniger riskanten Job ausgesucht.

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Seine Familie ist sein großer Rückhalt, seine Frau seine Jugendliebe

Seine Gattin Catherine, geborene , beispielweise, die mit Ausnahme einer kurzen Trennungsperiode seit 2003 an Prinz Williams Seite ausharrte, bis dieser zu einer Hochzeit bereit war. Im Oktober 2010 machte der Prinz während eines Urlaubs in seiner schönen Freundin einen Antrag, wie im November auch der Öffentlichkeit verraten wurde. Am 29. April 2011 war es dann soweit: Prinz William heiratete Kate Middleton in der Westminster Abbey vor den Augen von fast 2000 geladenen Gästen und etwa zwei Milliarden Zuschauern, die sich das Spektakel im Fernsehen ansahen.

Seitdem schlagen William und Catherine ein ganz neues Kapitel für die britische Königsfamilie auf: Mit Söhnchen , nach drei Wochen Medienhype im Juli 2013 in London geboren. Und der Tochter, Prinzessin Charlotte, die im Mai 2015 nach ebenso viel Trubel und immerhin zwei Wochen intensiver Wartezeit auf die Welt kam. Die Familie lebt schwerpunktmäßig im Landhaus Anmer Hall in Norfolk und versucht, dem Presserummel um sich so weit wie möglich zu entgehen. Schlagen die über die Stränge, folgen böse Briefe. Doch perspektivisch wird sich die kleine Familie, nach einigen Jahre der Ruhe auf dem Land, sicherlich wieder in Richtung London orientieren müssen, wo sie mit dem Appartment 1a im Kensington Palace auch eine komfortable Wohnung zur Verfügung haben - sogar der US-Präsident und seine Frau Michelle haben "die Cambridges" dort schon besucht.

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Founded in 1913, #RHSchelsea will attract 165,000 visitors a year. https://t.co/YC5UBKAtdy

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Set on the grounds of Royal Chelsea Hospital, #RHSChelsea is one of the world's greatest showcases for horticultura… https://t.co/sN0jwSPrFD

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The Duchess meets Mary Berry and @achrisevans at The Chris Evans Taste Garden. #RHSChelsea https://t.co/oXcoLwtUlA

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HRH visited The David Austen Rose exhibit where she saw the 'William and Catherine Rose' named in 2012 for The Roya… https://t.co/KDRHNHa4AQ

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There are over 500 exhibitors at #RHSchelsea this year including gardens, nurseries, floristry & educational displa… https://t.co/lzjtyWIP2s

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The Duchess of Cambridge is at #RHSchelsea this evening to tour several of the garden exhibits. https://t.co/atlg74QGLd

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RT @Tog4ShortLives: HRH The Duchess of Cambridge supports #ChildrensHospiceWeek - helping #UpTheVolume for families https://t.co/meT2m2ghg5

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RT @EACH_hospices: Our Royal Patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has shared a video message to celebrate #ChildrensHospiceWeek https://t.co…

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“For any parent, being told that your child may have a life-limiting condition, or may die young, will be one of the most difficult and isolating experiences you can face. As Patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospice (EACH), I have seen the incredible difference that children’s hospice and palliative care services can make for children, young people and their families.” To mark Children’s Hospice Week, The Duchess of Cambridge asks everyone to join her in celebrating and shining a light on the lifeline services provided by children’s hospices across the UK. Find out more about Children’s Hospice Week on the EACH website here → https://www.each.org.uk/childrens-hospice-week

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Yesterday, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry presented a new award on behalf of The Diana Award. The Diana Award honours the legacy of their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, by celebrating her belief in the power of young people. The Inaugural Legacy Award celebrates the outstanding achievements of 20 young people from around the world, who have shown qualities of kindness, compassion and service to others – without expecting a reward. As well as presenting each recipient with their award, The Duke and Prince Harry met the 20 winners before the ceremony. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/2qBexFd

19.05.2017

"Of all of today's pressures on the ocean, perhaps the most visible is the build-up of plastic debris. We need to progress beyond our "take-make-and-waste" economy." "Collaboration across the whole supply chain, from chemists to designers and from manufacturers to retailers, will be essential if we are to develop truly game-changing solutions." – The Prince of Wales, speaking last night at the launch of the #NewPlasticsEconomy Innovation Prize, which encourages innovators to find new ways of designing packaging to help keep plastics out of the ocean. The prize has been launched by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and The Prince’s International Sustainability Unit. Watch The Prince's speech from the event in full:

19.05.2017

The Queen, Colonel-in-Chief, presented new colours to the 1st Battalion and F Company Scots Guards in the Garden at Buckingham Palace, accompanied by The Duke of Kent, Colonel of the Regiment. Her Majesty's association with the Scots Guards dates back to her Coronation, when she became Colonel-in-Chief. The Queen first presented new colours to the Scots Guards at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in 1965 and last presented new colours in 2002, in the year of her Golden Jubilee. Read the full story → https://www.royal.uk/queen-presents-new-colours-scots-guards

19.05.2017

In 1762, King George III purchased nearly 200 paintings and drawings by Venetian artist Canaletto from the art collector, Joseph Smith. The artwork was originally bought to decorate King George III's new London residence, Buckingham House (Palace) and now forms part of Royal Collection Trust. Opening on 19 May at The Queen's Gallery in Buckingham Palace, Royal Collection Trust's exhibition 'Canaletto & the Art of Venice' showcases one of the finest groups of works by Canaletto in the world. Find out more on their website → http://bit.ly/2pBcUFi

19.05.2017

Today The Queen, alongside The Duke of Edinburgh, hosted a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace - accompanied by other members of The Royal Family and attended by than 8,000 guests. Guests were invited in recognition for the work they have done in their communities and whilst a band played a selection of music, more than 20,000 cakes and 27,000 cups of tea were served. Members of The Royal Family also met guests attending the Party - which is one of four The Queen will host this year. Find out more about the day here > http://bit.ly/2qsIQhc

16.05.2017

Today, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry held a party at Buckingham Palace in honour of children of those who have died serving in the Armed Forces. Over 850 children and their guardians attended. Find out more about the event: http://bit.ly/2rdcAPr

13.05.2017

"On this visit, as on our visits to the West of Ireland in 2015 and to Donegal last year, I can assure you that we have felt, and cherished, every single one of the 'Céad míle fáilte' (hundred thousand welcomes) for which Ireland is so very famous." Yesterday, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall ended the #RoyalVisitIreland with a reception at the British Ambassador's Residence in Dublin. Watch His Royal Highness's speech from the reception in full.

13.05.2017

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have received an amazing welcome from the people of Ireland on the second day of #RoyalVisitIreland! Their Royal Highnesses spent the day in Kilkenny, meeting residents and stallholders at the local Farmers Market, and even trying their hand at hurling in the grounds of Kilkenny Castle! Later that day Their Royal Highnesses visited Grennan Mill Craft School, and The Prince viewed the Emergency Medical Service Helicopter at the United Nations Training School Ireland. The Duchess ended the day at the Irish National Stud. Tomorrow, The Prince and The Duchess will spend a third and final day in Ireland visiting communities in Dublin. Follow #RoyalVisitIreland to keep up to date with the visit.

11.05.2017

Today, The Duchess of Cambridge visited Luxembourg at the request of Her Majesty's Government. The Duchess participated in the official commemoration of the 1867 Treaty of London and took part in several engagements to celebrate the cultural and historic ties between the UK and Luxembourg. Find out more here: bit.ly/2q8MtsH

11.05.2017

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall received a wonderful welcome to Northern Ireland today as Their Royal Highnesses arrived for a two-day visit. Today’s engagements included a visit to the village of Bellaghy for a tour of the Seamus Heaney HomePlace. This new art and literary centre is dedicated to the legacy of the Nobel Prize winning Irish poet and playwright Seamus Heaney. The Prince and The Duchess also officially opened new North West Cancer Centre and hosted a concert at Hillsborough Castle. Follow #RoyalVisitNI for updates from the visit. Catch up on today's news from the Royal visit to Northern Ireland: https://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/news-and-diary/the-prince-of-wales-and-the-duchess-of-cornwall-arrive-northern-ireland Read The Prince of Wales's speech delivered at Seamus Heaney HomePlace: https://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/media/speeches/speech-hrh-the-prince-of-wales-the-seamus-heaney-homeplace-bellaghy-county

09.05.2017

Today Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Pangbourne College to celebrate its centenary. The Queen and The Duke attended a Thanksgiving Service before watching the college on parade. Founded as a training college for officers of the Merchant Navy, the school still practices Royal Navy ceremonial traditions with a modern focus on developing leadership. Find out more about the visit here: http://bit.ly/2qVHOt6

09.05.2017

🎥 Yesterday The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attended a Service for Members of the Order of Merit at St James's Palace. The Order is one of several honours conferred by The Queen, and has 24 members at any one time, rewarding achievement in the arts, learning, literature and science.

05.05.2017

The Duchess of Cornwall, a longstanding literacy supporter, visited the BBC Radio 2 studios in London today. The Duchess is Honorary Judge of the 500 Words short story competition and helped pick this year's winners. 500 Words is an annual competition which asks children aged 13 and under, up and down the country, to put pen to paper to compose an original work of fiction using no more than 500 words. This year, the competition received a record-breaking 131,798 entries! The winning entries will be read out by famous faces at the Tower of London next month. Find out more about the judging and The Duchess’s visit to the studios → https://www.royal.uk/duchess-cornwall-visits-bbc-radio-2-studios-500-words-competition-judging Read some of the top 50 stories → http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/KNWsKPrg7stQ54tTbcf6P7/500-words-the-stories

05.05.2017

Today The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attended a Service for Members of the Order of Merit at the Chapel Royal, St. James's Palace. The Order of Merit is one of several honours conferred by The Queen; The Order of Merit has 24 members at any one time, and rewards those who have achieved greatly in the arts, learning, literature and science. Find out more about the Order of Merit on our website here → https://www.royal.uk/queen-and-honours From left to right back row: Sir James Dyson, Lord Darzi of Denham, David Hockney, Neil MacGregor, The Rt Hon Jean Chretien, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Lord Rees of Ludlow, John Howard, Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, Professor Dame Ann Dowling, Lord Robert Fellowes. From left to right seated: Sir David Attenborough, Lord Rothschild, Professor Lord May of Oxford, Professor Sir Roger Penrose, Sir Michael Atiyah, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Queen, Lord Foster of Thames Bank, Sir Tom Stoppard, Baroness Boothroyd, Professor Sir Michael Howard and Lord Eames.

04.05.2017

An announcement regarding The Duke of Edinburgh. https://www.royal.uk/announcement-regarding-duke-edinburgh

04.05.2017

Today The Duke of Edinburgh opened the new Warner Stand at Lord's Cricket Ground. The Duke has a long association with cricket and is officially involved with over 20 cricketing institutions worldwide. At Lord’s His Royal Highness met representatives of Marylebone Cricket Club, including England legend Mike Gatting, and he team involved in creating the new Warner Stand, before formally opening the Stand. Read the full story here → http://bit.ly/2pxpKYz

03.05.2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share a new photograph of Princess Charlotte to mark her second birthday tomorrow. The photograph was taken in April by The Duchess at their home in Norfolk. The Duke and Duchess are very pleased to share this photograph as they celebrate Princess Charlotte's second birthday. Their Royal Highnesses would like to thank everyone for all of the lovely messages they have received, and hope that everyone enjoys this photograph of Princess Charlotte as much as they do.

01.05.2017

Today The Earl of Wessex visited Bletchley Park, Britain's main decryption hub during the Second World War. It was at Bletchley Park that code-breakers including Alan Turing penetrated the secret communications of the Axis Powers, most notably the German Enigma and Lorenz ciphers. Historians say the efforts made here shortened the war by four years. The Earl visited two newly updated exhibitions which celebrate the pioneering achieved made by those who waged the 'secret war'. Read the full story of The Earl's engagements today, which also included visits to Milton Keynes and Cambridge → http://bit.ly/2oPOBnG Image by Jakob Ebrey Photography for the Bletchley Park Trust.

27.04.2017

In the White Drawing room in Windsor Castle, The Queen holds an Audience with His Excellency David Granger, President of Guyana. Throughout the year, The Queen holds many Audiences, which allows her to maintain close ties with officials from the UK, the Commonwealth, and across the world. Find out more → http://bit.ly/1O52byJ

26.04.2017

Her Majesty The Queen hosted a ceremony at Windsor Castle on 25 April 2017 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Motability. The charity enables disabled people, their families and carers to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair using their mobility allowance. The Queen, who has been Patron of Motability since 1977, gave keys to five Motability customers including Edward Todino, a disability advisor at Kingston University (pictured below). Several Motability vehicles were on display at Windsor Castle to show the technological advances that have been made over the course of 40 years. Find out more about the event here: http://bit.ly/2pwjZLZ

26.04.2017

On #ANZACDay The Duke of York pays tribute to Australian and New Zealand servicemen and women at a Dawn Service at the Australian War Memorial in London. The Duke will later attend a Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey. On 25 April each year, New Zealanders and Australians commemorate Anzac Day, in honour of the men of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who died during the landings at Gallipoli in the Dardanelles.

25.04.2017

The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition was founded in 1883 and is the world’s oldest international schools’ writing contest. Last year, 13,500 entries were received from nearly every Commonwealth country, from the UK all the way to Tristan de Cunha (5,592 miles away)! Thousands of young writers from across the Commonwealth have already submitted their stories for this year’s competition, and there is just one week left to take part. The Duchess of Cornwall, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, has held Awards Ceremonies at Buckingham Palace for competition winners annually since 2014. Read more about the competition and find out how to enter → bit.ly/CWEssayComp Read a past winning story → http://bit.ly/CWEssayWinner

24.04.2017

Watch The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Patrons of Heads Together, support #TeamHeadsTogether runners in the 2017 London Marathon. The Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry are thrilled that so many runners have chosen to wear #TeamHeadsTogether headbands today. Regardless of the great causes they are running for, thousands of people have put on a headband to make this the Mental Health Marathon. Read the full story here → https://www.royal.uk/duke-and-duchess-cambridge-and-prince-harry-2017-london-marathon Find out more about Heads Together → https://www.headstogether.org.uk

23.04.2017

And they're off! The 2017 London Marathon Men's Elite and 'Mass' race is officially started by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry! Their Royal Highnesses, as Patrons of Heads Together, London Marathon charity of the year, will spend the day supporting #TeamHeadsTogether. Before the race, TRH met Heads Together runners to wish them the best of luck for the day. Heads Together aims to raise awareness, tackle stigma and create a national conversation around mental health. Each of the 39,000 marathon runners have been given a Heads Together headband, to help make the 2017 marathon the 'Mental Health Marathon'. Find out more → http://bit.ly/2p5iEc6

23.04.2017

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