Prince William of Wales KG FRS, William Arthur Philip Louis was born on 21 June 1982.He is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, and grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
He is second in the line of succession, behind his father, to the thrones of Australia, Canada New Zealand, the United Kingdom and 12 other independent states.
After graduating with a Master of Arts degree from the University of St Andrews, and spending parts of a gap year in Chile, Belize, and countries in Africa, he volunteered for service in the armed forces.
He was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Blues and Royals regiment of the Household Cavalry, serving with his brother Prince Harry. He then earned his wings by completing pilot training at Royal Air Force College Cranwell, transferring to the Royal Air Force in 2009.
Prince William was promoted to Flight Lieutenant and underwent helicopter flying training and completed generic and special-to-type helicopter training.He is now at RAF Valley on No. 22 Squadron performing co-pilot duties on the Sea King search and rescue helicopter.
On 16 November 2010 it was announced that Prince William and Catherine Middleton were to marry on 29 April 2011. It was later announced that this would be at 11.00 am in Westminster Abbey, London.
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Republicans are not happy. Indeed some are spitting chips.
Rather than working out what they are proposing in relation to the the constitutional system and our Flag, they spend much of their time in personal attacks on the Royal Family and of course, constitutional monarchists.
Having been unwelcome about Prince William's 2010 visit, they have run stories against him in the lead-up to the wedding and repeated unfounded gossip and innuenedo against Prince Andrew. The campaign against Prince Andrew is obviously intended as a distraction.
Some republicans are now calling for a boycott of the Royal Wedding. They are suggesting that instead of watching the wedding they get together to discuss a republic.
The couldl use the time to work out what has eluded them for over ten years- just what they are actually proposing.
It is time for the republicans to do this themselves and not have the taxpayers fund yet another attempt.
After all there have been eleven such taxpayer funded exercises in Australia diverting millions from hospitals, schools etc.
...United Kingdom republicans...
According to the Daily Telegraph Sydney (9/4l, the United Kingdom republicans are holding an alternative street party in Covent Garden on the day of the wedding.
A pretty mean spirited group who make threats if they don’t get their way and indulge in very personal campaigns, the United Kingdom republicans work closely with the Australian Republican Movement.
However their intelligence on Australia is somewhat dated.They say on their website:
“Australia currently leads the Commonwealth in the republican debate with the leaders of both main federal political parties now committed republic supporters.
"Most recent Australian prime ministers have been supporters of a republic.”
In any event, on 30 April, let’s compare the TV ratings with the republican party attendances.
...threats against the BBC, misleading press release...
Australia Post is commemorating the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton with the release of a stamp issue on the 12 April.
There are two stamps featuring an image of the couple taken after their engagement was announced, one a domestic rate (60c) and the other the international rate to the United Kingdom ($2.25).
“Australia Post is delighted to commemorate the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. We trust this special stamp issue provides collectors and the public with a memento to mark this historic and happy event. The Royal Wedding stamps follow the recent stamp issue commemorating the 85th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II,” said Australia Post Managing Director and CEO, Ahmed Fahour.
Prince William and Catherine Middleton were unofficially engaged whilst holidaying in Kenya in October 2010. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales formally announced his elder son’s engagement to Miss Catherine Middleton on 16 November 2010. The couple’s wedding will take place in Westminster Abbey on 29 April 2011.
On Friday 29th April HRH Prince William of Wales will marry Miss Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey.
In this Royal Parks' video - Royal Wedding anticipation builds for visitors to the Royal Parks.
The Royal Parks has launched some Royal Wedding web pages to celebrate this regal celebration - you can even follow the Royal Wedding route on our interactive guide. See all the information about the Royal Wedding route and plan your day.