Profile of the Day: William, Prince of Wales

Posted June 21, 2024 by Amanda | No Comment

Happy birthday to Prince William! Today the British heir apparent celebrates his 42nd birthday.

Image: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge / USAID,Vietnam

Prince William was born on June 21, 1982 at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, England to Charles, Prince of Wales (later King Charles III) and Diana, Princess of Wales. Each of his three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, were also born at the same hospital.

At the age of 15, William lost his mother in a tragic car crash in Paris, France. He and his brother, Harry, had been staying with their father at Balmoral Castle in Scotland at the time. His mother’s death left a profound impact on his life and to this day, he continues to honor her legacy through his charitable work.

In 2011, he married Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London. The couple had met while they were students at the University of St Andrews. Recently, the Princess of Wales disclosed that she was undergoing treatment for cancer.

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