September 12, 2013 |
LONDON -- Prince William, second in line to the throne and father of the world's most celebrated newborn, is giving up active duty in the British military for a life devoted to charity and public service, the royal family announced Thursday. The prince, 31, is completing a seven-and-a-half-year military tour, most of it spent as a rescue pilot based in Wales. Leaving the armed forces will allow William to become, in effect, a full-time royal representative dedicated to shaking hands, cutting ribbons, promoting worthy causes and generally preparing for the day he will be king.
August 30, 2013 |
Duchess Catherine, the former Kate Middleton, joined husband Prince William on Friday for their first joint appearance since debuting the royal baby, Prince George. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Ring of Fire race in Anglesey, Wales, where they are currently living as William wraps up his Royal Air Force duties there. Kate's appearance was a surprise, and she came out to thank members of the local community for their support, according to Sky News. The new parents stood on a grassy hill overlooking the bay, joining the crowd as they counted down from 10 to kick off the race.
September 12, 2013 |
Prince William is bidding adieu to the Royal Air Force and active military duty. The Duke of Cambridge, 31, second in line to the British throne and father of Prince George, will conclude active duty to focus on his royal responsibilities instead. What royal responsibilities, you say? Mostly those that involve public service, giving speeches, promoting worthy causes, being a national icon, preparing to be king and all things aristocratic that don't always make as much sense to residents of a country with a history of anti-royalist dissent, according to World Now. PHOTOS: Kate Middleton through the years The announcement comes after 7½ years of military service, which included his post as a search-and-rescue pilot.
June 19, 2013 |
Kate Middleton, Prince William and St. James's Palace are revealing quite a bit about their royal baby preparations. It's a welcome change from the secrecy normally cloaking the royals. The palace has been much more forthcoming with some details ever since the announcement of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's engagement in November 2010. Royal watchers have said this is quite a departure for the family, which was once viewed as aloof and cold after the death of William's beloved mother, Princess Diana.
December 11, 2010 |
( CNN) -- The upcoming nuptials of Prince William and his fiancee, Kate Middleton, became even more official Saturday, with the release of a pair of engagement photographs. The pictures, sent by Prince William's press office and distributed by the Press Association, came out several months ahead of the April 29, 2011, wedding at London's Westminster Abbey. The prince proposed to Middleton, whom he had dated for much of the past eight years, on October 20 in a remote spot 10,200 feet (3,100 meters)
June 4, 1991 |
A schoolmate swinging a golf club Monday fractured the skull of Prince William, 8, son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Buckingham Palace said. The injury was accidental and not life-threatening but required a 70-minute operation to correct a depressed fracture on the boy's forehead, a spokesman said. William is second in line to the British throne.
June 25, 2007 |
Prince William and former girlfriend Kate Middleton are back together, British newspapers reported. The young couple, who announced in April that they had split, attended a party at an army barracks this month, newspapers said. A spokeswoman for William's Clarence House office declined to comment on the reports. William, second in line to the British throne, celebrated his 25th birthday on Thursday and gained access to part of the inheritance left him by his mother.
April 5, 2011 |
A Lego tribute to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton , which scales down Britain's biggest social event of the year to a miniature diorama, has been erected at Legoland Windsor . Photos : Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Lego Royal Wedding The 4-inch-tall royal bride and groom are joined by Lego versions of Queen Elizabeth , Prince Charles and Prince Harry ...
July 9, 2011 |
For newlywed royals Prince William and Catherine, there's no evading the limelight. So in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday night, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attempt to share it with a group of up-and-coming Britons in the film, television and video-game industries. As part of the couple's three-day trip to Southern California, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts has organized "Brits to Watch," a black-tie event at the Belasco Theater that will allow 42 young British actors, directors, producers and other professionals to rub elbows with Hollywood executives and celebrities — and thus raise their profiles stateside.
July 27, 2008 |
Prince William took part in a British navy helicopter raid that opened fire on a speedboat believed to be used by drug runners, the Ministry of Defense said. It was the second time the prince, second in line to the throne, has helped his crew mates on the Iron Duke go after suspected narcotics traffickers in the Caribbean as part of his program to gain experience in all the branches of the British armed forces. Royal Marine commandos aboard a Lynx used high-power, long-range rifles to disable the 30-foot vessel after it ignored warning shots.