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Prinz William

  • Geboren , London/ England, UK
  • VornameWilliam Arthur Philip Louis
  • Jahre36
  • 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); Sohn  (*2018)

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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Die schönsten Szenen rund um Prinzessin Charlottes Taufe

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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

15. Juli 2018   Verliebte Blicke zwischen Herzogin Catherine und Prinz William bei m Tennisturnier in Wimbledon. 
Prinz George ist der Trubel um Meghan und Harry zu viel: Er versteckt sich, während Prinzessin Charlotte das Bad in der Menge genießt
Ganz schön schlicht ist der Look, den Herzogin Catherine für die Hochzeit von Harry und Meghan aus ihrem Schrank holt. Der Mantel stammt von Alexander McQueen und hat einen klassischen Schnitt. Das Schönste daran: Er passt perfekt zu dem Kleidchen von Prinzessin Charlotte. Der Mutter-Tochter-Look ist perfekt.
Hier kommt der Bräutigam! Prinz Harry und sein Trauzeuge Prinz William sind zu Fuß auf dem Weg in die Kirche. Gut gelaunt winken sie in die Menge.

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Drei süße Kinder: Prinz George,  Prinzessin Charlotte, Baby

Seitdem schlagen William und Catherine ein neues Kapitel für die britische Königsfamilie auf: Mit Söhnchen , nach drei Wochen Medienhype im Juli 2013 in London geboren. Der Tochter, , die im Mai 2015 nach ebenso viel Trubel und immerhin zwei Wochen intensiver Wartezeit auf die Welt kam.

Bei Baby Nummer drei lief dann alles etwas entspannter - die Parkverbotszone vor dem Krankenhaus währte zwar ebenfalls schon zwei Wochen, als das Baby am 23. April 2018 zur Welt kam. Doch die Presse ging etwas lockerer mit dem Thema um - sicherlich auch deshalb, weil sich gerade auch so trefflich Hochzeitsnews über Williams Bruder, Prinz Harry, schreiben lässt.

Ab Herbst 2017 wieder im Kensington-Palast

Die Familie lebte schwerpunktmäßig im Landhaus Anmer Hall in Norfolk und versuchte, 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.

Doch nach einigen Jahre der Ruhe auf dem Land musste sich die kleine Familie 2017  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 die Vorschule besucht - und sowie Kindergartenkind Charlotte vor allzu viel Neugier zu schützen.

William legte sogar seinen Flugjob nieder, weil er und Kate - jetzt, wo die Großeltern immer älter werden und zumindest die wohlverdiente Rente anstrebt - mehr Termine schultern müssen.  

Was wissen Sie über die Herzogsfamilie von Cambridge?

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Prinz William macht erste Schritte in Neuseeland 1983. Gleicht sein Sohn George ihm als Kind? Oder kommt er mehr nach seinem Großvater Prinz Charles?

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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Social Media von Prinz William

The Duchess of Sussex will attend the opening of 'Oceania' at @RoyalAcademy on Tuesday 25th September. The Duchess… https://t.co/pwTK82ImJA

18.09.2018

Profits from the sales of 'Together' will support the Hubb Community Kitchen, helping to keep it open for up to sev… https://t.co/4Uuq0PqUWm

18.09.2018

RT @royafrisoc: Last week we welcomed HRH The Duke of Cambridge as our new Royal Patron at a reception kindly hosted by @BritishAcademy_. W…

18.09.2018

The Duchess of Sussex is supporting a new charity cookbook, 'Together: Our Community Cookbook', which celebrates th… https://t.co/b1xxoJ5n6x

17.09.2018

Thank you everyone for your lovely messages on The Duke of Sussex's birthday! #HappyBirthdayHRH https://t.co/M80h8fIyzL

15.09.2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join more than 200 young Coach Core apprentices for the @WeAreCoachCore Awards… https://t.co/UVexzjxrGE

14.09.2018

RT @japanhouseldn: Today we had a very special visitor. Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge on a tour of #BiologyofMetal: Metal Craftsman…

13.09.2018

RT @RacingInvictus: It was an honour to have The Duke of Sussex in the driving seat of car 4️⃣4️⃣ 👌😎 #InvictusGamesRacing #InvictusGames #D…

13.09.2018

The Queen, as Head of the Commonwealth, has hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the achievements of the Commonwealth Diaspora community. The reception, also attended by The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duchess of Gloucester, offered an opportunity to recognise people of Commonwealth heritage who have made a positive contribution to business, community and culture in the United Kingdom. The Commonwealth is an international organisation, spanning every geographic region, religion and culture. During Her Majesty's reign the organisation has grown from just seven nations to 53 members and now represents over 2.4 billion people. In April, The Queen will host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London. Read more about tonight's reception: http://bit.ly/2EpPUBC

14.02.2018

Today The Prince of Wales hosted a meeting in London to discuss how organisations can work to improve coral reef health. The meeting was led by The Prince’s International Sustainability Unit, and explored how different sectors can work towards helping coral reefs recover from threats such as pollution and climate change. Prince Harry was also in attendance to hear his father's speech and learn more about the work being done to protect coral reefs. Read The Prince of Wales's speech delivered at the meeting here: http://bit.ly/2Hefo6I

14.02.2018

Today Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle visited Edinburgh for their first official joint visit to Scotland. On arrival Prince Harry and Ms. Markle were greeted by crowds gathered outside of Edinburgh Castle, before visiting Social Bite - a social enterprise cafe in the city centre which supports those suffering from homelessness. Prince Harry and Ms. Markle then attended a reception at the Palace of Holyroodhouse to celebrate Scotland's Year of Young People 2018. More here: http://bit.ly/2nWJRhC

13.02.2018

Last night, Princess Alexandra united the Alzheimer's Society, Wigmore Hall, London Philharmonic Choir and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra for a classical music concert at Buckingham Palace. The concert, involving four of Her Royal Highness' Patronages, celebrated the power of music to enrich people's lives – especially those suffering with dementia. Princess Alexandra met guests from each organization in The Picture Gallery before the performance took place in The Ballroom. The Princess has been Patron of Alzheimer's Society since 1990. Read about the evening here: http://bit.ly/2skGO7q

13.02.2018

12.02.2018

Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have announced further details of their wedding in May. They are looking forward to sharing their celebrations on the day and would like to thank the public for the good wishes they have received since announcing their engagement. The details: The wedding service will begin at noon on 19 May at St George's Chapel. The Dean of Windsor will conduct the service and The Archbishop of Canterbury will officiate. At 1pm the couple will travel through Windsor Town in a carriage procession, returning to Windsor Castle along the Long Walk. Afterwards, there will be a reception at St George's Hall for guests from the congregation. Later that evening, The Prince of Wales will give a private reception.

12.02.2018

The new ‘Charles I: King and Collector’ exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts features in a special programme on BBC Two at 9pm tonight. ‘Charles I’s Treasures Reunited’ explores the exhibition which showcases the works of art acquired and commissioned during his reign. The Prince of Wales, Chairman of the Royal Collection Trust, recently visited the exhibition. Around 90 works of art in the exhibition are on loan from the Royal Collection.

10.02.2018

Today, The Prince of Wales visited the Mercian Regiment in Salisbury to mark 10 years as Colonel-in-Chief. His Royal Highness was greeted by the Regiment's buglers and their mascot Private Derby XXXII, before meeting soldiers and presenting medals to those who have recently returned from Iraq and South Sudan. The Prince then met their families and gave a short speech to mark his long standing relationship with the Regiment. The visit finished with a demonstration of the Mercian's equipment, which included a test-ride in a Warrior Tracked Armoured Vehicle.

09.02.2018

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today officially opened the National Grid London Power Tunnels project, a 32km electricity superhighway below London’s streets. The Prince descended down 16 flights of stairs to see the work being done to create the electricity superhighway. Their Royal Highnesses also met staff, community members and young apprentices. Find out more about the visit here - bit.ly/2sdT5e9

07.02.2018

Last week, on behalf of The Queen, The Earl and Countess of Wessex visited Sri Lanka to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Independence. During the five-day visit, Their Royal Highnesses also carried out a series of engagements to celebrate the long-standing UK and Sri Lanka relationship, the Commonwealth, education and young people. Read more about the visit here: http://bit.ly/2sfEK0A

07.02.2018

06.02.2018

06.02.2018

The Duchess of Cambridge recorded this special message for Children's Mental Health Week, for charity Place2Be about the importance of pupils, parents and teachers working together to support young people as they learn to be the best version of themselves. #childrensmhw Find out more about Children's Mental Health Week and charity Place2Be, of which The Duchess is a Patron, here - https://www.place2be.org.uk/

05.02.2018

The final day of The Duke and Duchess's visit to Norway began at the Hartvig Nissen School, which was the location for the Norwegian television programme "Skam". Their Royal Highnesses then visited Holmenkollen, the hills overlooking the city of Oslo for an afternoon of winter sports. The Duke and Duchess thank everyone in Sweden and Norway for making them feel so welcome. For further highlights visit - http://bit.ly/2E09x6p

02.02.2018

Last night Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle attended the #EndeavourAwards in London. The Endeavour Fund seeks to help wounded, injured and sick ex-service personnel achieve their ambitions in the fields of sport and adventurous challenge. HRH and Ms. Markle met inspiring Endeavour Awards nominees and other Endeavour Fund participants. In a speech Prince Harry said: “I’m continually amazed by the tenacity, fortitude and unshakeable humour displayed by the men and women who sign up to run races, cross oceans, climb mountains or take on challenges few would even contemplate."

02.02.2018

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today arrived in Oslo for the first day of their two-day visit to Norway. 🇳🇴 Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed to the Royal Palace by members of the Norweigan Royal Family, and met crowds gathered in the Palace Garden's Sculpture Park. The Royal Highnesses then attended an event for MESH, a co-working space for entrepreneurs and start-up companies, before a celebratory dinner in honour of The Duke and Duchess at the Royal Palace. Read more about the tour: https://www.royal.uk/duke-and-duchess-cambridges-tour-sweden-and-norway

01.02.2018

Today a new creative initiative - the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange - was launched in the run up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) - which is being held in the UK this April. #FashionExchange #CHOGM2018 Launched by the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland QC The project aims to create partnerships between established & emerging designers & artisans from across the 52 member countries. And on February 19th The Duchess of Cambridge and The Countess of Wessex will host a reception on behalf of The Queen during London Fashion Week. The reception will bring together influential people from across the global fashion industry, including designers, manufacturers, textile producers, and craftspeople. The Queen will also host a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Commonwealth Diaspora Community, on February 14th. The Queen has been Head of the Commonwealth throughout her 65 year reign and as Head, Her Majesty personally reinforces the links by which the Commonwealth joins people together from around the world. Find out more about the events taking place around #CHOGM2018 here: http://bit.ly/2E3ZpcG

01.02.2018

In case you missed it, watch a clip from The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall's visit to the ITV studios in London yesterday. Their Royal Highnesses were invited to sit on This Morning's famous blue sofa during a special tour. The Prince and The Duchess were visiting the studios to mark the 90th anniversary of the Royal Television Society. Read more about the Royal visit: http://bit.ly/2GBU0YT

01.02.2018

On Day Two of The Duke and Duchess's visit to Sweden, Their Royal Highnesses spent time in the morning learning more about Sweden's approach to tackling mental health challenges in schools, before opening an interactive exhibition of UK brands with sustainable practices at a leading department store. In the evening, The Duke and Duchess attended an event at the Fotografiska Gallery celebrating Swedish contemporary culture. You can read more on The Duke and Duchess's tour of Sweden and Norway here: http://bit.ly/2E09x6p

31.01.2018

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited the ITV Studios in London today to mark 90 years of the Royal Television Society. During the visit, Their Royal Highnesses toured the studios and met presenters and production staff before chatting to Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby on This Morning's famous blue sofa! You can see more from the Royal visit by tuning in to This Morning on ITV from 10.30AM tomorrow.

31.01.2018

Today marked the first day of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's tour of Sweden and Norway. Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed to Stockholm by members of the Swedish Royal Family at the Royal Palace, took part in a Bandy Hockey event at a local park and in the evening attended a black-tie dinner at the Residence of the British Ambassador. The Duke and Duchess also had met crowds gathered in Stortorget, the oldest square in the city centre. Thank you to everyone who met The Duke and Duchess today for the warm welcome to Sweden!

30.01.2018

Today,as part of The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy Project, we’ve been out in the Garden at Buckingham Palace to find out more about trees Launched by The Queen at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in 2015, the #CommonwealthCanopy is a network of forest conservation initiatives throughout the 52 nations of the Commonwealth. The project will create and conserve areas of indigenous forest, preserving them for future generations, as well as marking Her Majesty’s lifetime of service and dedication to the Commonwealth. Head over to The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy to find out more about the different projects.

30.01.2018

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have spent the day in Cheshire with a range of local organisations. The day started at HMP Styal, where The Duchess learned about The Clink - a restaurant where prisoners can learn skills and gain qualifications prior to release. Their Royal Highnesses were then enthusiastically welcomed to Congleton, which is celebrating 700 years of Mayorality. TRH met scouts, guides, air and army cadets, a local knitting group and a Christmas Day Lunch team that cared for twenty residents (and one dog!) who would otherwise have been alone on Christmas Day.

24.01.2018

Learn more about The Queen's Commonwealth Canopy (QCC), a project that is creating and protecting areas of indigenous forest across all 52 Commonwealth countries that will be preserved for the benefit of future generations. The project, launched by The Queen in 2015 at the official opening of the 24th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), is also a way to mark Her Majesty’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth. With 21% of the world’s trees in Commonwealth countries,the project is helping to create a network to facilitate knowledge exchange, share best practise and create new, collaborative initiatives for forest conservation. Find out more about the QCC: https://queenscommonwealthcanopy.org/

24.01.2018

The Duchess of Cambridge today launched 'Mentally Healthy Schools', a Heads Together initiative to equip teachers with the right resources to support children's mental health at school. In her speech at Roe Green Junior School, Her Royal Highness discussed the vital role that teachers play in tackling children's mental health issues, and how the new Heads Together online resource can transform schools’ access to high-quality information. Watch The Duchess's full speech here:

23.01.2018

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