Prince William tries to live a normal life, but being royalty makesit just too hard (Morton, Diana: Her True Story, 79). “He is the mostfascinating person of 1997,” says Walters (Unknown, Facts on PrinceWilliam, 1). Prince William lives an active life where he deals withdisappointments of the past, but family members help him deal with thefuture.
In Paddington, London William was born at St. Mary’s Hospital (Gilmer,The Royal Archive, 1). Prince William Arthur Phillip Louis MountbattenWindsor (Prince William) was born on the twenty-first of June in 1982 atapproximately 9:03 PM (1). When the young boy first arrived, QueenElizabeth II said at the hospital, “Thank goodness he hasn’t ears likehis father” (Morton, Diana Her True Story, 79). The birth of this childwas glorious for he would one day rule Whales. The title of this princewould be known as either King William 5th of the House of the Windsor orKing William 5th of the House of Spencer (Holdon, “Will William ever beKing” Newsweek 47).
This Prince averaging 6’2″, weighing 140-145 pounds, with sandy blondehair and hazel eyes is everything a girl could dream (Gilmer 1). Of themany hobbies and sports the Prince loves to do, he mostly enjoysshooting, skiing, rafting, rowing on the Thanes River, and swimming(Gilmer 2). Another hobby of William’s is painting (2). Many peoplesay he is really good at it (2). Also, in his free time he watches asmuch TV as possible so that he can stay informed of the world around him(2). This young love is a Cancer although his Birthday is borderlinebetween Gemini and Cancer, but the sun moved into cancer at 5:23 PMUnited Kingdom Time. Therefore, Since he was born at 9:03 PM that makeshim a cancer (Unknown 2, Prince William Fact sheet 2). There are manyfoods and drinks that William has taken a like to such as pasta,hamburgers, chocolate, venison, fruit salads, poached eggs from hens onhis fathers estate, coke, and red wine (Gilmer 2). His Uncle EarlSpencer says that his characters are very different from the publicimage (Morton 149). “The press have always written up William is theterror and Harry as the rather quiet second son (149). He also has ablack Labrador retriever named Widgeon (Unknown 1). Oh and also girlsthis man is able to marry anyone he chooses as long as his lovinggrandma approves of her first (Gilmer 2). Not only do you have to gothrough his grandmother, but also they hold all his mail back so that hecan study in school (Auldsey, No title, People Weekly 59).
“In September Harry will join William at Eton College Britain’s primmerprivate school, for the best education the pound sterling can buy”,quoted Anthony Holden (Holden 47). Of the many schools that The Princehas attended, he has attended West London, Inkensington London, LudgraveSchool in Workingham, and the present college Eton. The tuition of thisvery exclusive college is $25,000 (Unknown 1). He is studyinggeography, biology, and art history (Hubbard, “Crown Jewel” PeopleWeekly). Also at college he enjoys disco clubs, driving, and playingsports (Unknown 1). In March of 1997, he was confirmed into the Churchof England (Graham, Diana, Princess of Whales 5). Although Williamenjoys these things, he will not rush into his full time royal dutiesbut stay at his college boards and keep specializing at A level courses(Holdon 41).
Once, Harry and William were discussing their future plans to theirmother and William said, “When I grow up I went to be a policeman andlook over you mommy” (Morton Diana Her True Story 149). Princess Diana(his “mummy”) would soon need some one to look over her. William andhis mother were very close. William would always go to her with advicefrom his mother no matter what kind it was, but when she didn’t know theanswer she sent him to his father (Kay “William and Harry” Ladies HomeJournal 174). On Prince William’s 15th birthday, his mother surprisedhim with a cake decorated with topless female figures, but of course,his father was away visiting school chums (Hubbard 57). Prince Williamused to take trips with his mother to the Caribbean, unknowing when thelast one will be. Prince William and Harry returned to their apartmentat Kennsington Palace, in London, where they use to live with theirmother knowing that they’d never return (Kay 116). On August 31, 1997William would experience an unspeakable emptiness inside his heart, forhis mother passed away in a horrible wreck which killed her, herboyfriend, and the driver. Princess Di left her two sons each 11million dollars and told her family her wishes for her sons (173). TheSpencer family said that they would take care of the two princes but italmost seemed impossible when they never attended any of theirinvitations to the Spencer family events (Hubbard 60). Diana’s brotherpledged that Diana’s family would take care of the 2 boys and help withtheir upbringing (Kay 173). Prince Charles tried to keep the boys doingthings as Princess Di did but William felt out of place and it shows onhis face (Kay 173). It was hard for everyone to really take it all inabout Prince William’s mothers death.
Prince William has many family members. On his fathers side he has hisGrandmother, Elizabeth 2nd and his grandpa Phillip Mountbatten (Fox,Pedigree of Prince William, 1). On His mother’s side, he has hisgrandma Frances Burke and his grandpa Edward Spencer (1). William hastea with his grandma (the queen) often on Sunday at the Windsor Castlewhere he can walk over the Thomas River, about 1-2 minutes from the EtonCollege (Gilmer 1). Prince William and Harry keep in touch with hermostly by e-mail (1). She sets very high standards for Prince Williamthat must be met in order for him to get the Royal Thrown (3).
As you can see, this royal heartthrob is really involved in life. Henot only is famous from his royalty but, he is active in sports, attendscollege, and shares a bond with his mother that no one could everreplace. So now, you can answer the question of who is Prince William.