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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.

Am 21. Juni 1982 bekam Prinzessin Diana ihren ersten Sohn. Das Baby wurde am 4. August getauft. Welche Namen erhielt es?

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On the second day of his visit to Toronto, Prince Harry will visit @CAMHnews to see their world leading work in mental health.

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22.09.2017

The Earl of Wessex visited Germany earlier this week to watch The Royal Wessex Yeomanry in training. The Earl, who is the Royal Honorary Colonel of the The Royal Wessex Yeomanry, watched the regiment conduct a demonstration of their urban combat skills. Find out more: http://bit.ly/2xglGka The Royal Wessex Yeomanry is currently training alongside the U.S Michigan Army National Guard at the Sennelager Training Area in Germany. The Earl spent time speaking to soldiers from both units to get an insight on how their training was progressing.

21.09.2017

A message from The Queen to the President of Mexico following the recent earthquake. "I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the devastation following the terrible earthquake yesterday in Mexico. "That it happened so soon after the powerful earthquake that hit southern Mexico less than two weeks ago is all the more concerning. "Prince Philip and I send our sincere condolences to the victims of this disaster, to those who have lost loved ones, and to those who have seen their homes and property destroyed. "My thoughts and prayers are with those affected." Elizabeth R. Read the full message here: bit.ly/2xQrx0f

20.09.2017

Today The Queen received Madame Julie Payette, Governor-General designate of Canada, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Payette is an astronaut, engineer, scientific broadcaster and corporate director. During her time as an astronaut, Payette completed two spaceflights, STS-96 and STS-127 and logged more than 25 days in space. She also served for many years as CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator) at NASA Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas, and was Chief Astronaut for the Canadian Space Agency. Payette has become well respected for her work in developing policies to promote science and technology. From 2011 to 2013, she worked as a scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and was appointed scientific authority for Quebec in the United States. Ms. Payette can also converse in six languages, holds a commercial pilot license and has 27 honorary doctorates. She is a Knight of the Ordre national du Québec and an Officer of the Order of Canada.

20.09.2017

Last week, as Head of Great Britain’s International Olympic Committee (IOC), The Princess Royal attended the annual IOC meeting in Lima, Peru. During her time in the country, The Princess was hosted by UK in Peru - British Embassy Lima and the British Ambassador to Peru, Anwar Choudhury. On behalf of @vinetrust, a UK charity of which Her Royal Highness is Patron, The Princess Royal attended the inauguration of a medical ship, the Forth Hope, which will provide high-quality healthcare to remote Amazonian communities and visited the International Potato Centre, to see how scientists there are working to end world hunger. More on the trip here: http://bit.ly/2hdF6Qg

19.09.2017

The Duke of Cambridge has visited the Spitalfields Crypt Trust (SCT), a charity and social enterprise that provides a holistic recovery service for those dealing with addiction and homelessness. His Royal Highness met a number of SCT service users and heard how facilities such as the homeless drop-in centre and the personal development and training centre has helped to change their lives. SCT also runs two social enterprises which enables those in rehabilitation to start work again. The Duke was able to sample some coffee from ‘Paper & Cup’, a coffee-bookshop, and was shown some of the impressive furniture restoration projects at the Restoration Station. Read more on our website → http://bit.ly/2hf5Jkb

19.09.2017

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall joined war veterans, who received a standing ovation from the guests at Westminster Abbey yesterday, for a Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication to mark the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum said he finds the service "more and more emotional each year”. The Battle of Britain was a WWII military campaign in which the Royal Air Force defended the United Kingdom. It was the first major campaign to be fought entirely in the skies and took place between July and October 1940. Those who fought in the campaign earned the nickname, The Few, taken from Winston Churchill's line: "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." Following the service, The Prince and The Duchess enjoyed tea with the veterans at a reception and the guests watched a Spitfire and a Hurricane flypast. Find out more → https://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/news-and-diary/the-prince-of-wales-and-the-duchess-of-cornwall-attend-service-westminster-abbey-mark 📸 PA

18.09.2017

The Duke of Cambridge made a series of visits around Liverpool today. First The Duke opened the new Urgent Care and Trauma Centre at Aintree University Hospital and spoke to patients in the Frailty Assessment Unit. For the full story on The Duke's visit to Liverpool: http://bit.ly/2eFFvqb The Duke of Cambridge then stopped by one of the UK's leading mental health trusts, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust's Life Rooms, in Walton. Here HRH learnt how they are breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health by providing community activities and 1-2-1 coaching sessions. The Duke also visited the Guinea Gap Leisure Centre to watch activities involving three related patronages of His Royal Highness – the British Sub-Aqua Club, English Schools Swimming Association and Swim England. There The Duke spoke to Frankie Wycherley who has ADHD and autism, but has been supported by the club to learn to scuba dive. The Duke ended the day of visits by watching an English Schools Swimming Association water polo session.

14.09.2017

Prince Harry has visited The Chatham Green Project, a conservation, education and sustainability initiative run by Wilderness Foundation UK. Set in 400 acres of farmland, the Project aims to educate over 3,000 pupils a year how to value the countryside and take action to protect it and our wider environment. During the visit His Royal Highness joined pupils who were taking part in a nature immersion programme. Here they are able to learn skills such as Nettle tea making, shelter building, fire lighting and leave no trace ethics. Prince Harry also had the opportunity to hear how the Wilderness Foundation's TurnAround programme has positively transformed the lives of young people. TurnAround helps young people aged 15-21 who have struggled with family, social and personal problems to overcome challenges through wilderness therapy. Read more on our website → http://bit.ly/2h2hmhL

14.09.2017

Today, The Duke of Cambridge visited the charity Sporting Chance to learn more about their work with the Football Association, supporting those affected by non-recent cases of childhood sexual abuse in football. Afterwards, His Royal Highness visited McLaren Production Centre where he learnt more about the company, which has diversified from its racing roots to become one of the world's leading automotive technology brands. Read our news stories on both visits on the Royal Family website: http://bit.ly/2fgi6fM and http://bit.ly/2wni0sa

12.09.2017

This morning The Countess of Wessex took to the trading floor as part of the BGC Charity Day. The annual event commemorates those lost in the World Trade Centre attacks by donating all the day's revenue to over a hundred charities worldwide. Since 2004 over $137 million has been raised globally. This year DEBRA UK and Brainwave were two of the participating charities. Her Royal Highness is Patron of DEBRA UK, which supports those affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), and President of Brainwave, a charity that helps children with disabilities achieve greater independence. Read more → http://bit.ly/2y0wYq2

11.09.2017

The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay have finished a wonderful three days of engagements in Scotland. Yesterday, Their Royal Highnesses joined guests at Dumfries House for a tea party to celebrate the stately home's 10th anniversary - The Duke and Duchess had a great time on the dance floor! Today marked a big day for the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales as it was officially named by The Duchess of Rothesay, Lady Sponsor of the ship.The Duchess took part in the traditional naming ceremony, which included signalling for a bottle of whisky to be smashed against the hull of the ship, as is tradition in Scotland! Their Royal Highnesses also visited a number of communities and organisations in Scotland, including Emergency One, a manufacturer of emergency service vehicles. #TRHinScotland 📷 PA

08.09.2017

Yesterday Prince Harry spent the day in Northern Ireland, meeting people from across the region, with a focus on the emergency services and young people. His Royal Highness started his first visit to Northern Ireland in Ballymena, where he opened the new Northern Ireland Ambulance Service station and North Division Headquarters. In Belfast Prince Harry visited Co-operation Ireland, a peace-building organisation working to encourage and promote interaction, dialogue and practical collaboration between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The day finished at Hillsborough Castle where Prince Harry attended the annual Garden Party. Every year around 2,000 guests are invited, drawn from a wide cross-section of Northern Irish society, including the voluntary and community sectors, local charities, youth organisations and wider civil society. Read more on our website → http://bit.ly/2wKszcs

08.09.2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share a photograph of The Duke and Prince George at Kensington Palace this morning. The image was taken shortly before Prince George left for his first day of school at Thomas's Battersea. Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to share this lovely picture as Prince George starts school, and would like to thank everyone for all of the kind messages they have received.

07.09.2017

A message from The Queen to the Governor-General of Antigua and Barbuda following Hurricane Irma: "Prince Philip and I have been shocked and saddened by the reports of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those whose homes and livelihoods have been destroyed or adversely affected by this terrible storm. "Please convey my gratitude and good wishes to members of the emergency services and to those who are working on the rescue effort at this very difficult time for you all." ELIZABETH R.

07.09.2017

This morning Prince George, accompanied by The Duke of Cambridge, attended his first day of school at Thomas's Battersea in London. Their Royal Highnesses were met by the Head of Lower School on arrival, before The Duke took Prince George inside to his reception classroom.

07.09.2017

Today, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay met with The President of Ireland at Dumfries House - and celebrated a joint birthday! Dumfries House is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and Classic FM their 25th. A special 25th birthday broadcast live from Dumfries House included performances from Myleene Klass and Aled Jones. The final performance of the evening was a premiere of “Twilight Falls on Temple View”, written about the house itself. #TRHinScotland 📷 PA and Paul Burns

06.09.2017

Today The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry visited the Support4Grenfell Community Hub, a new centre for organisations already working in the area in response to the Grenfell Tower fire. The Hub was established by The Royal Foundation, of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, to provide additional mental health resources to children and young families affected by the tragedy. Read more here: http://bit.ly/2eFXnVu Afterwards, The Duke and Prince Harry visited Al-Manaar, The Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre and one of the first centres to respond to the fire. There, Their Royal Highnesses learnt how volunteers offered food, water, shelter and counselling to survivors on the night of the tragedy and how they continue to support those affected in the community today.

05.09.2017

"Being a member of the emergency services takes considerable mental strength and resilience, and I believe there is more that we can and should do to support all first responders to look after their mental health". – The Duke of Cambridge The Duke of Cambridge has attended the National Mental Health and Police Conference, where he delivered a speech on the issue of mental health and the impact it has on policing. The Conference is part of the new national strategy for a mental health provision in the police force and other first responders. Read The Duke's full speech on our website → http://bit.ly/2xLj4bn

05.09.2017

Today Prince Harry visited organisations and projects across Manchester, which are working to support sections of the city's community. Read more about Prince Harry's visit to Manchester here: http://bit.ly/2iNnYRW Prince Harry began the day meeting with ex-servicemen and women at the Walking With The Wounded training house in Canada Street and visited the NHS Manchester Resilience Hub, which has been providing mental health services for people affected by the Manchester Arena Attack that took place on 22 May. Prince Harry also dropped in on a Coach Core training session at Manchester City Football Club and attended a reception for England's Rugby Football League Squad. Prince Harry, who is newly Patron of Rugby Football League, met with players and coaches ahead of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup squad announcement in October.

04.09.2017

"First Minister, The Duke of Edinburgh and I are delighted to be able to join you, and the people of Scotland, to celebrate this extraordinary achievement." - The Queen The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, has opened the new Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth. Today's event takes place exactly 53 years after Her Majesty opened the Forth Road Bridge. The Queen met a number of the 10,000 people who built the bridge, who have collectively worked over 13 millions hours to complete the crossing over the last six years. The RAF Red Arrows then performed a spectacular flypast as The Queen and The Duke crossed the new bridge, which is 1.7 miles long and the longest triple tower cable-stayed bridge in the world. Read more on our website → http://bit.ly/2wyiyz3

04.09.2017

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their third child. Read the press release in full below:

04.09.2017

A message from The Queen to the President of the United States of America following Hurricane Harvey: "I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the devastation following the recent terrible floods caused by Hurricane Harvey. "Prince Philip and I send our sincere condolences to the victims of this disaster, to those who have lost loved ones, and to those who have seen their homes and property destroyed. My thoughts and prayers are with those affected." ELIZABETH R.

02.09.2017

From Cavalier King Charles Spaniels to Pembroke Corgis, The Royal Family has a long and well known love of dogs. To celebrate #NationalDogDay, watch this video to find out more about Royal Dogs throughout history. Royal Collection Trust's book 'Noble Hounds and Dear Companions' is also available to read free online → http://bit.ly/2xycNia

26.08.2017

This Sunday, a new documentary 'Diana, 7 Days' will be shown on BBC One focusing on the week between the death of Diana, Princess of Wales and her funeral. Both The Duke and Prince Harry have contributed to this film and have described their memories from that extraordinary week. The film also features interviews with the friends and family members of The Princess who were involved during those seven days. More information on the programme, which will be shown this Sunday on BBC One at 7.30pm BST, can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/proginfo/2017/35/diana-7-days

23.08.2017

Last week, The Duke of Rothesay and The Duke of Cambridge attended The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The Duke of Rothesay (the title The Prince of Wales adopts when in Scotland) was this year's Guest of Honour. The Royal Edinburgh Tattoo is an annual series of military tattoos performed by British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and international military bands held at Edinburgh Castle. The evening also includes artistic performances from across the world. Read more on The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo: http://bit.ly/2i9lqwT Their Royal Highnesses also met some of the performers and watched a short pre-Tattoo performance on the Forecourt at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. The Tattoo has sold out for 18 consecutive years and more than 14 million people have attended since the event was first held in 1950.

21.08.2017

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