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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 of 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 Prinz William 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

16. Februar 2017  Barbie und Ken war gestern, in Madrid kommen William und Catherine als Barbies in eine Ausstellung. Das romantische Hochzeitsoutfit stimmt fast bis ins letzte Detail. Einzig das Diadem erscheint bei Barbie-Kate anders als es in der Realität war.
12. Februar 2017  Glamouraftritt bei den BAFTAS, wo der Prinz und die Herzogin strahlend und gut gelaunt über den roten Teppich schreiten.
6. Februar 2017  "Mental Health", die mentale Gesundheit, ist ein Herzensthema von Prinz William und Herzogin Catherine, das sie gemeinsam nach London führt.
5. Februar 2017  Noch schreiten sie Kopf an Kopf aber später, beim Wettlaufen, hängt William seine Kate gnadenlos ab.

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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 Kate Middleton, 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 schlagen William und Catherine ein ganz neues Kapitel für die britische Königsfamilie auf: Mit Söhnchen Prinz George, 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 Paparazzi 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 Barack Obama und seine Frau Michelle haben "die Cambridges" dort schon besucht.

Autorin: Stefanie Behrens, Claudia Fudeus

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Claire Cashmore MBE Stephanie Millward MBE Ellie Robinson MBE Susannah Rodgers MBE Hannah Russell MBE Alice Tai MBE A special day for ParalympicsGB swimming as The Prince of Wales presented six Paralympic swimmers with their MBEs, at Buckingham Palace - congratulations! At today's Investiture, The Prince of Wales honoured people from across the community, including charity volunteers, foster carers, artists and medics. Find out more about Investitures here → https://www.royal.uk/investitures

17.02.2017

Watch Liban & Ammaar show us what a great conversation looks like during @Place2Be Children's Mental Health Week… https://t.co/UJGdXZ3QiT

17.02.2017

A year ago today, The Duchess of Cambridge guest edited @HuffPostUK Young Minds Matter series - read it here:… https://t.co/pHcFP5g08E

17.02.2017

Great to see so many people involved in @EnglandRugby's youth programmes among the 12,000 fans at Twickenham today! https://t.co/CfweQnGKfp

17.02.2017

RT @EnglandRugby: Thank you to the 12,000 fans who joined us at Twickenham today for #EnglandTraining🌹 #CarryThemHome https://t.co/q9XH909…

17.02.2017

Prince Harry, @EnglandRugby Patron, meets Head Coach Eddie Jones and members of the team following today's open tra… https://t.co/bJfhTVaUcG

17.02.2017

Prince Harry joins representatives from @EnglandRugby’s National Youth Council and Young Rugby Ambassadors programm… https://t.co/WNk9AMJ8Qh

17.02.2017

Meeting young people from @DidcotRUFC, who were chosen to make the Guard of Honour for @EnglandRugby's open trainin… https://t.co/dZLUPVlKAr

17.02.2017

Prince Harry catches up with @WeAreCoachCore apprentices as he arrives at Twickenham for today's @EnglandRugby open… https://t.co/kkX9qovMNh

17.02.2017

The Queen held audiences today with Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha, the High Commissioner for India, and with Derick Ally, the High Commissioner for the Seychelles. Both High Commissioners presented their Letters of Commission, as part of a traditional ceremony carried out by newly-appointed Ambassadors or High Commissioners when they visit London. Throughout the year, The Queen holds many Audiences, which allow her to maintain close ties with officials from the UK, the Commonwealth, and across the world. Find out more → http://bit.ly/1O52byJ

15.02.2017

Take a look at our photos of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh at the new National Cyber Security Centre in Victoria, London, which Her Majesty officially opened today. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is the UK's authority on cyber security. As part of GCHQ, it works to make the UK the safest place to live and work online by reducing cyber security risk. The Queen and The Duke explored the history of GCHQ, and were shown items such as a Second World War Royal Household telephone directory and secret cyphers used by her father, King George VI. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness also met Cerys, aged 12, who applied for the CyberFirst girls competition via an encrypted email, which had to first be decoded by GCHQ.

14.02.2017

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall received a wonderful welcome to Hull this week as Their Royal Highnesses arrived for a visit! The Prince and The Duchess were given a taste of what the city has in store as it begins its year as the UK City of Culture 2017. #Hull2017

12.02.2017

Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Mark Discombe was a volunteer pilot with a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight in his first display season flying a Hurricane at a flypast at Cadwell Park. As he was conducting the flypast he encountered fluctuating oil pressure and a stream of oil onto windscreen of the aircraft. He called off the flypast, declared an emergency and gained altitude so as to divert to a RAF Airfield 25 miles away. The other aircraft pilot in the flypast circled the Hurricane and informed Discombe that the underside of the aircraft was covered in oil and he could expect engine failure at any stage. As Discombe arrived at the RAF airfield he had no forward vision and as he prepared to land the engine failed, but managed to land the aircraft safely. Today Sqn Ldr Discombe received the Air Force Cross for his actions from The Prince of Wales at an Investiture at Buckingham Palace.

10.02.2017

From launching #TimetoTalk Day with the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust and a London Marathon training day, through to launching Children's Mental Health Week with Place2Be, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have a had a great few days talking #MentalHealth with their Heads Together Partners. Thank you to everyone for sharing your stories on how talking about Mental Health can change lives! Find out more about Their Royal Highnesses' Foundation here → https://www.royal.uk/royal-foundation

08.02.2017

"The suicide rate among young men in this country is an appalling stain on our society. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 40 in this country. Not cancer, not knife crime, not road deaths – suicide. If one of these other issues took so many young lives, there would be a national outcry. But there has only ever been silence. And this has to stop. This silence is killing good people." – The Duke of Cambridge, speaking at the Guild of Health Writers 'Anxiety Epidemic' conference last night. The event was an opportunity for Their Royal Highnesses to engage with members of the Guild of Health Writers working in print, online and broadcast media on Heads Together and its ambition to create millions of conversations on mental health in 2017.

07.02.2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Place2Be's Big Assembly yesterday, as part of the Heads Together campaign to start millions of conversations on mental health in 2017. The Big Assembly, on the theme of kindness, was one of many being held at primary schools across the UK to mark Children's Mental Health Week. Their Royal Highnesses met staff and pupils at the Assembly, and presented the first Place2Be 'Kindness Cup' to Nadia Dhicis, for showing exceptional kindness in her community. Read The Duchess of Cambridge's speech here → https://www.royal.uk/speech-duchess-cambridge-place2be-big-assembly-childrens-mental-health-week

07.02.2017

Watch The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry meet inspiring #TeamHeadsTogether runners at yesterday's London Marathon training day. #TeamsHeadsTogether runners are fundraising for the eight Heads Together Charity Partners or the campaign itself, but not just that... Our hope is to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health, and we look forward to making 2017 the Mental Health Marathon. Share a message of support and cheer on #TeamsHeadsTogether → https://www.headstogether.org.uk/

06.02.2017

Today marks The Queen's #SapphireJubilee It has been 65 years since Her Majesty acceded to the throne. On 6 February 1952, King George VI sadly died following a prolonged illness. Princess Elizabeth immediately acceded to the throne, becoming Queen Elizabeth II and taking on all of the responsibilities which came with her new title. In the photograph, The Queen is wearing a suite of sapphire jewellery given to her by King George VI as a wedding gift in 1947. Find out more about The Queen's accession and coronation on our website: http://bit.ly/24irGhZ

06.02.2017

02.02.2017

Prince Harry has visited the London Ambulance Service today to help kick off this year’s #TimetoTalk Day, as part of the Heads Together mental health campaign. The annual awareness day is run by charity Time to Change and is aimed at getting the nation talking about mental health. The theme of this year’s Time to Talk Day is "conversations change lives". Prince Harry champions mental health campaign Heads Together with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, supported by the Royal Foundation. Find out more: http://bit.ly/2klYQyM

02.02.2017

Announced today: The Duchess of Cornwall has been named as the new Royal Patron of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. During today’s visit to Battersea Old Windsor, it was announced that Her Royal Highness will take over the Patronage from Her Majesty The Queen. The Duchess has visited Battersea’s London centre before, but it was Her Royal Highness's first visit to their Old Windsor centre. During the visit, Her Royal Highness was joined by her two Jack Russell Terriers, Beth and Bluebell! Beth and Bluebell are both rescue dogs from Battersea’s London centre, with Beth being adopted in 2011 and Bluebell a year later. Read more about The Duchess’s visit: www.royal.uk/duchess-cornwall-visits-battersea-dogs-and-cats-home-old-windsor-and-announced-charitys-new-royal

01.02.2017

Congratulations to the winners of The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering: Eric Fossum, George Smith, Nobukazu Teranishi and Michael Tompsett...announced today in the presence of The Princess Royal. These engineers are described as the founding fathers of digital photography and their work has truly changed the world. They have enabled us to view NASA live stream images of Rosetta landing on Mars; watch our favourite sports live on TV, help doctors and researchers to see cancers inside our body and share photographs with our friends on Facebook. We use their technology - digital imaging sensors - over 3 billion times a day! Find out more about the winners: http://qeprize.org/winner-2017/

01.02.2017

A statue of Diana, Princess of Wales will be erected in the grounds of Kensington Palace at the request of her sons, The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The Princes have convened a committee to commission and privately raise funds for the creation of the statue. This committee will advise on the selection of the sculptor and will work with Historic Royal Palaces on the statue's installation in the public gardens at Kensington Palace. The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry said: "It has been twenty years since our mother's death and the time is right to recognise her positive impact in the UK and around the world with a permanent statue. "Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy." While the sculpting of the statue will begin soon, it is not currently possible to advise when it will be unveiled. It is hoped that this will occur before the end of 2017. Further announcements on the statue's sculptor and design will be made in due course.

28.01.2017

Fancy taking a look at the #GeorgianPapers online? Here's a handy guide in how to use the resource which is now open for members of the public, students, academics and historians alike to browse and gain a fascinating insight into the world of the Royal Family from the Georgian period. You can access the website here - enjoy http://bit.ly/2kxjdsi

28.01.2017

Private letters and papers from the Royal Archive are now online as The #GeorgianPapers Programme is launched. More than 33,000 papers relating to the Georgian period, including intimate letters from King George III have been digitised and are now available for the public to see. But this is just the beginning - the ambition for the Georgian Papers Programme is to digitise a further 317,000 of them to create an online archive open to all around the world. Find out more and explore the archive here > http://bit.ly/2kE0Lxl

28.01.2017

RELEASED TODAY: The Prince of Wales has co-authored a new #LadybirdExperts book on climate change. His Royal Highness's book was written alongside environmentalist Tony Juniper and climate scientist Emily Shuckburgh. The book explains the history, dangers and challenges of global warming and explores possible solutions to reduce its impact. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2jibWL8

26.01.2017

"Supporting our farmers and the industry is a priority for me in my work and I very much look forward to my role with this unique part of our country and its special agricultural show.” Last week, as she celebrated her birthday, The Countess of Wessex was honoured to be elected President of the Devon County Agricultural Association for 2017, which organises the Devon County Show. The Countess is a keen supporter of British agriculture in general, and agricultural shows in particular. Her Royal Highness is a past President of the Royal Bath and West, the Royal Cornwall and the New Forest and Hampshire Shows, and is Patron of the Association of Shows and Agricultural Organisations (ASAO), which represents agricultural shows across the country. Want to find out more about The Countess of Wessex's charities and patronages? Take a look at our website here: https://www.royal.uk/the-countess-of-wessex

23.01.2017

Farms for City Children was founded in 1976 by Michael and Clare Morpurgo to give urban children the experience of living and working on a real farm - The Princess Royal, Patron, made her fifth visit to one of their farms to celebrate their 40th Birthday 🎂 Her Royal Highness visited their farm at Nethercott House and saw the piggery, the forest school and walled gardens where children from Lipson Vale Primary School in Plymouth were undertaking their farm work under supervision of the Nethercott staff.

18.01.2017

🎥 Watch The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry outline their vision for the Heads Together campaign for 2017. Their Royal Highnesses believe that mental health is at a tipping point and that together we can change the conversation on mental health in 2017.

18.01.2017

The Earl of Wessex visited Maidenhead Synagogue today to open their new Community Centre. The Earl met members of the congregation, including a team of dedicated lunch co-ordinators who provide lunches for the elderly and the homeless, before joining a service conducted by Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain. Read the full story 👉 https://www.royal.uk/earl-wessex-visits-maidenhead-synagogue

17.01.2017

The Duchess of Cornwall returns in animated form for the launch of this year’s BBC Radio 2 #500Words writing competition! #500Words is an annual creative writing 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. For the second year running, The Duchess will help decide competition winners in her role as an Honorary Judge. The winning entries will be read out by famous faces at the Tower of London.

16.01.2017

The Princess Royal visited the UK Parliament to meet Speakers and Deputies of Commonwealth Parliaments. The Committee of the Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers' of the Commonwealth (CSPOC) brings together the Speakers and Presiding Officers of the national parliaments of the independent sovereign states of the Commonwealth. Its aims are to maintain, foster, and encourage impartiality and fairness on the part of Speakers and Presiding Officers of Parliaments; Promote knowledge and understanding of parliamentary democracy in its various forms; and develop parliamentary institutions.

13.01.2017

Yesterday The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a Child Bereavement UK Centre in Stratford, as the London Centre marks its one year anniversary. Their Royal Highnesses attended one of the charity’s Family Support Group sessions where children, their parents, and carers can meet other families to explore themes of memories, feelings, support networks and resilience. These sessions can help to decrease their sense of being alone and feeling ‘different’ when someone important in their lives has died. Read the full story of the visit 👉 https://www.royal.uk/duke-and-duchess-cambridge-visit-child-bereavement-uk-centre Earlier in the day The Duchess visited the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families' Early Years Parenting Unit (EYPU) to learn more about their work with families who have children under five years old. Read about The Duchess's visit 👉 https://www.royal.uk/duchess-cambridge-visits-anna-freud-centres-early-years-parenting-unit

12.01.2017

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