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Prinz William

35 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
  • 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. 

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 Südafrika 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 ist sie Catherine, die Herzogin von Cambridge. Oder kurz:

Prinz William + Kate Middleton

Die englische Lovestory

7. September 2017  Für Prinz George brechen neue, aufregende Zeiten an: Er hat seinen ersten Schultag in der Privatschule Thomas's Battersea in London.
Hier wird er herzlichst an der Schule empfangen und schüttelt die erste Hand.
An diesem großen Tag begleitet ihn sein Papa, Prinz William. Seine Mutter, Herzogin Catherine, bleibt hingegen zu Hause. Sie schont sich scheinbar schon, befindet sie sich doch in ihrer dritten Schwangerschaft.
Während George an der Hand von seinem Papa läuft, redet dieser ihm gut zu. So richtig glücklich scheint der kleine Prinz dennoch nicht. Er bleibt skeptisch.

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Zwei süße Kinder: Prinz George und Prinzessin Charlotte

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, , 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 Paparazzi über die Stränge, folgen böse Briefe. Denn abgelichtet werden die Kinder am liebsten von Mama selbst, die ist immerhin eine passionierte Fotografin.

Ab Herbst 2017 wieder im Kensington-Palast

Doch nach einigen Jahre der Ruhe auf dem Land musste sich die kleine Familie wieder in Richtung London orientieren. Wo sie mit dem Appartment 1a im "Kensington Palace" immerhin  auch eine komfortable Wohnung zur Verfügung haben - sogar der US-Präsident  und seine Frau Michelle haben "die Cambridges" dort schon besucht. Die Umgebung des Palastes wurde extra noch ein bisschen sicherer gemacht, um insbesondere George - der in die Vorschule kommt - und Charlotte vor allzu viel Neugier zu schützen. William legte seinen Flugjob nieder, weil er und Kate - jetzt, wo die Großeltern immer älter werden und zumindest die wohlverdiente Rente anstrebt - mehr Termine schultern müssen. Und dann ist da ja noch Baby Nummer drei, das im späten Frühjahr 2018 zur Welt kommen wird - alle Hände voll zu tun für William! 

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Prinz William macht erste Schritte in Neuseeland 1983.

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Watch the highlights as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attend the Coach Core Graduation Ceremony at the London Olympic Stadium. Coach Core is an apprenticeship scheme that trains young people, aged 16-24, who are not in education or employment, to be sports coaches and positive role models and mentors in their communities. Believing in the power of sport to change lives, the scheme was founded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in 2012. Currently 98% of its graduates continuing into full-time employment or education. Read more: bit.ly/2zy6mxp

18.10.2017

The Duchess of Cornwall has had a busy week, full of engagements. On Monday, HRH attended the Women of the Year Lunch, where she gave a speech: "You all represent, not only yourselves and your own achievements, but also the millions of remarkable women who make a difference every day." On Tuesday, HRH launched a new campaign with the Royal Voluntary Service #OurAmazingPeople (with a little help from Brian Blessed and Felicity Kendal amongst others!) In the evening, HRH presented George Saunders with the #ManBooker2017 Prize for his novel Lincoln in the Bardo. Finally, today The Duchess opened the new Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre at Worcester College, University of Oxford.

18.10.2017

Prince Harry will visit Lancashire for a day of engagements on 23 October. https://t.co/tjLq943zg1

17.10.2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2018. https://t.co/jOzB1TJMof

17.10.2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Norway and Sweden at the request of the FCO i… https://t.co/ic3VCrCygy

17.10.2017

The Duke of Cambridge will visit Finland on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th November at the request of the FCO. https://t.co/MHBxkb7znQ

17.10.2017

"This is my tenth year as WellChild's patron and of course I'm honoured to be here at another awards ceremony celebrating the powerful work of this organisation." - Prince Harry This evening Prince Harry attended the annual WellChild Awards, meeting children and their families, before presenting 'The Most Inspirational Child Award' (age 4-6). The annual Awards celebrate the inspiring qualities of some of the country's seriously ill young people, and the dedication of those who go the extra mile to keep children health and happy, including outstanding health, social care and education professionals. Read the full story: http://bit.ly/2zsXkBQ

16.10.2017

Congratulations to all of tonight’s winners! #WellChildAwards https://t.co/KxPGOILBLp

16.10.2017

Prince Harry shares the impact of @WellChild on young people and their families. https://t.co/k8eUhkQiLt

16.10.2017

Prince Harry joins @AshleyBanjo & @GabyRoslin to present Finley and Erin with their Most Inspirational Child Award… https://t.co/FzzONk5YmI

16.10.2017

The @WellChild Awards are being streamed live on their Facebook page. Watch here → https://t.co/LmcWZa657u

16.10.2017

Today, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry met children about to set off for the trip of a lifetime onboard a British Pullman, sister train to the Orient Express. The children were nominated by Their Royal Highnesses' Charities Forum which brings together their key charities to benefit from each other’s different specialisms and experience and make wonderful things like today’s train journey happen! The event is supported by film charity BAFTA of which The Duke of Cambridge is President. Their Royal Highnesses met cast and crew of the forthcoming film Paddington 2 who will join the children on their journey through the English countryside.

16.10.2017

Last night Prince Harry collected an Attitude Legacy Award on behalf of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales, at the #AttitudeAwards. Attitude Magazine awarded the prize to the late Princess in honour of her significant work in drawing attention to HIV/AIDS, and challenging of the stigma and fear that surrounded the disease in the 80s and 90s. On collecting the award at London's Roundhouse, Prince Harry said: 'So when that April, she shook the hand of a 32-year-old man with HIV, in front of the cameras, she knew exactly what she was doing. She was using her position as Princess of Wales – the most famous woman in the world – to challenge everyone to educate themselves; to find their compassion; and to reach out to those who need help instead of pushing them away.' The Prince urged the importance of routine testing saying, 'I believe that she would be telling everyone across society – not just those most at risk – that with effective treatment being free and available in the UK, that we must all embrace regular testing – both for our own sake and for those that we love.'

13.10.2017

The Queen and The Princess Royal have attended a reception to mark the centenary of the Women's Royal Navy Service (WRNS) and the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). During the reception Her Majesty and Her Royal Highness met a number of women who have served or are serving; including Betty Webb, 94, who worked at Bletchley Park and Joan De-Vall, 92, and Barbara Danter,90, who served in Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS). The Queen is Patron of the WRAC Association which incorporates the WAAC and the ATS. In 1945, aged 18, Her Majesty joined the ATS and became the first female member of The Royal Family to joined the Armed Services as full-time active member. The Princess Royal has a long connection with the WRNS, she is Patron of WRNS Benevolent Trust, the Association of Wrens and the WRNS100 Project. Her Royal Highness is also Admiral and Chief Commandant for Women in Royal Navy. Read more: http://bit.ly/2i6NOAa

12.10.2017

The Duke of Cambridge, on behalf of The Queen, has attended the New Zealand National Commemoration for the Third Battle of Passchendaele. Today's commemoration marks the centenary of the battle, a date which became known as the 'darkest day' for New Zealand's armed forces. New Zealand lost 843 men and more than 100 others later died of their wounds. His Royal Highness delivered a speech at the service, before laying a wreath at the New Zealand Memorial Wall to the missing. Alongside HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium, The Duke also unveiled a centenary plinth to mark the occasion. "Kia mau mahara tonu tātou ki a rātou. We shall remember them." Read more: http://bit.ly/2xAn79k

12.10.2017

Yesterday The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace on World Mental Health Day to celebrate the work being undertaken by the UK mental health sector. The Duke told guests: "Tonight, on the evening of World Mental Health Day, we celebrate that while there is more work to do, the walls of judgement and stigma around mental illness are finally falling." Read more about how Their Royal Highnesses celebrated #WorldMentalHealthDay: http://bit.ly/2hZhdMN

11.10.2017

The Earl of Wessex has officially opened a new development at Jesus College in Cambridge. The new West Court includes a 180 seat lecture theatre, medical teaching suite, and guest and conference accommodation. During the visit The Earl saw a display of memorabilia, including a programme from when His Royal Highness appeared as Deputy-Governor Danforth in The Crucible, with the now Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. A reception was then held where The Earl unveiled a plaque and met College students, academics and staff members. HRH studied History at the college and graduated in 1986.

11.10.2017

Today is World Mental Health Day. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry hosted two events to celebrate the fantastic contributions of professionals and individuals from across the country who have helped change the way mental health is treated and talked about. The first, at St James’s Palace, was a reception for everyone who has supported the Heads Together campaign since it launched in 2016. The campaign set out to give people the confidence to start a conversation on mental health, and get help when they need it. Tonight, Their Royal Highnesses were at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the contribution of those working in the mental health sector across the UK. The event recognised the progress, hard work and dedication of those determined to raise awareness of mental health issues over many years. It also provided an opportunity for The Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry to thank those from the sector for the support they provide to so many going through difficult times in their lives.

10.10.2017

Countryfile on BBC One this week was all about HRH The Prince of Wales and the Dumfries House Estate. Anita Rani, Adam Henson and Matt Baker discover how Dumfries House is now an important centre for training and education. Matt is given a tour of its the house and its Chippendale furniture and hears how it was His Royal Highness's intervention that saved it for the nation. Matt also spends time on the estate's farms, seeing how local schoolchildren are given a taste of the farming life. The programme is available to watch in the UK on BBC iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b098v2t1/countryfile-dumfries-house

10.10.2017

This morning Prince Harry and Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon launched a new partnership to improve the mental health of all Armed Forces personnel. The joint initiative between the Ministry of Defence and The Royal Foundation will see The Royal Foundation provide resources to improve training and education around mental health for former and current servicemen and women. The training will emphasise the idea that mental fitness is just as important as physical fitness when working as part of the Defence community. Prince Harry delivered a speech at an event held at the Ministry of Defence, in which he spoke about the importance of mental health support for the Armed Forces. You can read Prince Harry's full speech here: http://bit.ly/2go4qzX

09.10.2017

As we approach World mental Health Day on 10th October, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have some exciting news to share. The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry is investing £2 million to establish a new start up for digital mental health innovation, which will develop new digital tools to help people have conversations about mental health. Through the Heads Together campaign, Their Royal Highnesses set out to give people the confidence to start a conversation on mental health, and get help when they need it. They are incredibly proud of the millions of conversations that the Heads Together campaign generated, working with The Royal Foundation and eight charity partners. Their Foundation also learned than better tools are needed to help give people the confidence to start a conversation on mental health – whether in times of calm or times of crisis – and to be able have this conversation wherever they are and whenever they need to. That is why they have announced this new digital mental health startup, which will be led by CEO Victoria Hornby and a Board made up of leading technology experts. The funding announced today represents the largest single grant the Foundation has made since it commenced operations in 2011. With the advice and support of its Heads Together partner charities, The Royal Foundation will also be investing in programmes to support better conversations on mental health in schools, workplaces, and within the defence community. Further announcements will be made in the year ahead.

08.10.2017

Today, a special message from Her Majesty, The Queen was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Gardeners' Question Time. The episode focuses on Frogmore House and Gardens in Windsor and celebrates the programme's 70th anniversary – an occasion shared by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, who will mark 70 years of marriage this coming November. In the message, The Queen reveals that Frogmore House, 'holds a special place in my family’s affection.' Bought in 1792 by Queen Charlotte, it has since become a cherished royal retreat ever since. The programme also includes interviews with Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art, Rufus Bird and the Keeper of The Gardens, John Anderson, takes listeners on a walk through the grounds. Listen to the full programme here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096jkfw You can also follow The Royal Family instagram story for more images. The Queen opens Frogmore House and Gardens to visitors in the spring. All proceeds are donated to charity. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2y4sqRD

06.10.2017

"We must act now!" HRH The Prince of Wales is in Malta this week, undertaking a number of engagements. Yesterday, The Prince attended the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Malta being awarded the George Cross, met World War Two veterans, and visited the restored Pro-Cathedral. Today HRH gave a speech at the Our Ocean Conference, where he announced the launch of a new Blue Economy Initiative, and spoke about the overwhelming amount of plastic pollution in our oceans. During his keynote speech The Prince of Wales said: "Yet while we should be relieved that the health of the Ocean is now understood, alongside rainforests, to be one of the essential prerequisites for our physical and economic survival, and I'm afraid I really do wonder if the Ocean’s fragility is yet truly grasped and how susceptible it is to the impacts of our economic activities?" Read the full speech here: https://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/media/speeches/speech-hrh-the-prince-of-wales-the-our-ocean-conference-malta

05.10.2017

The Duke of Cambridge is in Northern Ireland today to officially visit the city of Belfast. During the visit, His Royal Highness officially opened the new premises of the mental health charity Inspire, and met a number of its service users and counsellors. The Duke then travelled to the Titanic Quarter to see the work of two emergency services organisations – the Lagan Search and Rescue and the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service. His Royal Highness watched a live demonstration of a rescue mission in the harbour, before meeting volunteers and officially naming the new Lagan Search and Rescue lifeboat 'Ray of Hope.' Find out more about the visit here: http://bit.ly/2xZctMI

04.10.2017

A message from Her Majesty The Queen to the President of the United States of America. "Prince Philip and I were saddened to learn of the terrible attack in Las Vegas. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and those who have been injured." Elizabeth R. Read the full message here: http://bit.ly/2wtLxS0

02.10.2017

Last night was the closing ceremony of The Invictus Games. Prince Harry has been in Toronto all week to cheer on competitors, meet their supporters and hand out medals to winners. This year was the biggest Invictus Games yet involving 17 nations and over 550 competitors. Prince Harry founded the games back in 2014, after seeing amazing affect the competition had on wounded injured and sick service men and women at the Warrior Games – and now in its third year, the Invictus Games opens up the competition to countries across the world. During HRH's visit to Canada, Prince Harry held David Johnson, The Governor General of Canada, The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, and the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump – , who is led the USA team delegation to the Invictus Games. Prince Harry spoke during #WEDay Toronto and at the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research Conference, where academics share their research and ideas to improve care for members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families. There's a closer look at Prince Harry's time at the Invictus Games in Toronto here: http://bit.ly/2k6Roe8

01.10.2017

Today The Countess of Wessex was in Dorking to attend a service of thanksgiving and a military parade in honour of a rehabilitation centre which is relocating to Loughborough. Headley Court is the home of the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) & is currently based in Epsom but will move to a new facility in 2018. The #farewellheadley parade was led by the Band of the Household Cavalry and featured military and civilian personnel, as well as cadets and veterans. At a reception after the parade, Her Royal Highness met military personnel, patients and staff from Headley Court, and veterans including 92-year-old Don Pert who served in the Second World War.

29.09.2017

The Queen has been in Aberdeen to open the Robertson Family Roof Garden at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, and to visit the Sue Ryder Dee View Court Neurological Centre. The Robertson Family Roof Garden is a therapeutic space that allows patients, relatives, visitors and staff the chance to get fresh air and interact with nature, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is fully accessible to all, including patients who are fully ventilated an in intensive care. Dee View Court is run by Charity Sue Ryder, of which The Queen is Patron. It is the only purpose built specialist neurological centre in Scotland and offers 24/7 specialist care to those living with complex and progressive neurological conditions. Read more: http://bit.ly/2xPCJcv

29.09.2017

Yesterday, Prince Harry made a surprise visit to #WEDay in Toronto. His Royal Highness is in the city for the third Invictus Games, the sporting competition founded by Prince Harry for injured ex-servicemen and women. 'This year there are 550 competitors from 17 countries taking part. They are proving to the world, that great challenges can be confronted with resilience and determination, when you live by the values of service, duty and respect,' he said. WE is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. Broadcasting across the world, WE day brings together speakers and performers with millions of young people and families to celebrate and inspire another year of incredible change. Find out more here: https://www.we.org/gb/ Prince Harry pledged to do what he can to ensure this generation's voice can be heard. Read his speech in full http://bit.ly/2xzmq3V

29.09.2017

As President of the Imperial War Museum Foundation, The Duke of Cambridge visited the Imperial War Museum London this morning to learn about the second phase of the museum's transformation. ‘Transforming IWM London’ will create new galleries on the Second World War and the Holocaust and a digitally-enabled learning suite. Opening in 2020, the museum will become the only space to physically tell the history of the Holocaust within the context of the Second World War. The Duke also heard three remarkable stories from Ted Cordery and John Harrison who served on HMS Belfast during the Second World War, and Freddie Knoller, who took part in the French Resistance. The Imperial War Museum draws heavily on personal stories in order to tell a vivid narrative of the Holocaust, WWII and how they have shaped the world today. To find out more: http://bit.ly/2hxyf4n

28.09.2017

The Earl of Wessex visited Derbyshire today. First The Earl visited a new retreat for disadvantaged children called CHICKs (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids). Often these children are young carers or have been victims of abuse or bullying. Since 1992, the charity, which has two other locations in the UK, has been giving children a chance to enjoy free, respite breaks. Next, The Earl viewed a new exhibition on display at St. Oswald’s Church in Ashbourne - before touring exciting facilities, including a wind tunnel, at the University of Derby's new STEM centre. Find out more: http://bit.ly/2yHojJB The Earl ended his visit to Derbyshire at Trent College, watching students preparing for their Duke of Edinburgh Award. HRH also unveiled a plaque to celebrate the school’s 150th anniversary.

27.09.2017

Last night at the Invictus Games in Toronto Prince Harry attended the indoor rowing event where His Royal Highness presented a silver medal to Mark Ormrod, the UK's first triple amputee to survive the Afghanistan conflict. Prince Harry has met Mark previously, at rehabilitation centre Headley Court, in 2008. Find out more about the Invictus Games, which run until the end of this week, here: http://bit.ly/2xwgjgJ

27.09.2017

This morning, The Duke of Cambridge joined in celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of Milton Keynes. This extraordinary town is most famous and successful product of the new town movement. Its purpose was to help alleviate London's chronic housing problem and to provide a commercial centre for the region. In a speech, His Royal Highness spoke of the,'strong sense of community and belonging in Milton Keynes' and unveiled a new pillar honouring its founders. Find out more on our website: http://bit.ly/2fwO36Q

26.09.2017

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