Prince Charles and Lady Di did not want their children to be educated in the strict system that the Prince of Wales had endured. Guillermo was one year old and had already traveled with his parents to Australia and New Zealand. Because they did not want to entrust the work of educating their son to someone else (and the enjoyment of seeing how the child was growing, learning, becoming an adult).
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge,(William Arthur Philip Louis; born 21 June 1982) is a member of the British royal family. He is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. Since birth, he has been second in the line of succession to the British throne.
In 1995, after attending primary school at Wetherby Prep School in Kensington and Ludgrove, William became the first future Heir to the British throne to complete his secondary education at Eton College , one of the most prestigious schools in Britain. . There the little prince excelled in sports, especially in swimming, and set out to become a serious student.
At just ten years old, Guillermo found himself face to face with a painful circumstance: the inevitable separation from his parents , surrounded by scandal. He, a mature child, knew how to protect his mother and understand his father. He supported them both in his own way. It was low-key and sweet. The worst for a child, at the gates of adolescence, was yet to come. If there had been few public appearances by the young prince, on September 6, 1997, he was the target of the cameras on what would be, perhaps, the saddest day of his life: the funeral of his mother in Westminster Abbey.
A year later, William issued a joint statement with his younger brother, Prince Harry, asking the press and the public for privacy so they could get on with their lives . The result was a great success, and the Prince expressed his appreciation on the 10th anniversary of the Press Complaints Commission (a body charged with solving problems between the media and the people) in February 2001, his first official act after the death of his mother.
After successfully completing his studies at Eton, William of England decided to study art history at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland , where he simply enrolled as William Wales, thus giving a more modern approach to the traditional English monarchy.
But before starting the race, in the fall of 2001, the Prince chose to take a year off to travel. Guillermo spent ten weeks volunteering in Chile, then spent 15 weeks conducting an environmental conservation study in Botswana, Africa. And as William toured the world, student applications for St Andrews University skyrocketed, increasing 44 percent from British applicants and doubling from foreigners.
In an interview conducted shortly before starting his university studies, the young man confessed: “I just want to go to university, have fun and be a normal student.”. But not everything went as planned and the Prince was not too sure of the career he had chosen and even considered giving up completely in his first year of university. However, his father and also his classmates and especially Kate Middelton , who with the passing of time would become his future wife, encouraged him to continue his training, finally changing his studies in art history for geography. .
From that moment Kate, whom she met between class and class and with whom she shared a flat with two other classmates in a country house in Scotland, would become a fundamental pillar of her life. After finishing his studies, Prince William decided to follow in the footsteps of his father, Prince Charles, and in January 2006He began his training in the Navy and the English Air Force (RAF) at the prestigious Sandhurst Military Academy, where he coincided with his brother, Prince Harry, who had started his training a year earlier. Upon graduation on December 15, 2006, and officially awarded the rank of Lieutenant, Princess Diana’s eldest son joined the Royal Cavalry of the Blues & Royals . Without a doubt, the oldest and most important battalion in the British Army.
Once completed and learned in this land corps, in 2008 Guillermo entered to serve in the British Navy (Royal Navy) and in the British Air Force (Royal Air Force (RAF), where he learned to pilot helicopters and acquired the necessary knowledge about the life of submarines and ships. But he liked the air more than the sea and ended up becoming a pilot in the RAF (Royal Air Force) Search and Rescue Forces in September 2010.
With a university degree and military training Forged through effort, Guillermo was forging the personality of a King of the 21st century: regular internet navigator, restless art researcher, polo, rugby, soccer, hockey athlete; passionate about traveling and learning about different cultures, supportive … and in love since his college years with a young middle-class brunette who stole his heart, the student Kate Middleton, whom he married on April 29, 2011 after 8 years of courtship . Catherine, as she began to be called after her marriage, has not only won the affection of all British people, but also that of all the members of the English Royal Household who have seen in this young woman the best companion of the future King. from England.