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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Celebrate the Royal Engagement with Tony Abbott, ACM's first National Executive Director and other constiutional monarchists by coming to the 11th National ACM Conference.
From the 26th - 28th November, constitutional monarchists from all over Australia will gather in Sydney for the 11th National Conference of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy when they will plan their educational and other activities in 2011 and over the next decade.
The flyer / booking form is now available for download -click here.
With over 50,000 supporters, ACM led the No case in the 1999 referendum, winning nationally, in all states and in 72% of electorates.
This year The Hon. Tony Abbott MHR has agreed to deliver the much anticipated Annual Neville Bonner Oration in conjunction with the National Conference.This will be the conference's keynote address, to be delivered on Saturday night, 27th November.
He will also award the First Prize to the winning student in our national constitutional education competition which is now in its second year
The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, and the Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, Tony Abbott, warmly welcome the news of 16 November 2010 that Prince William and Kate Middleton are engaged to marry.
Young ACM Spokesman Jai Martinkovits, recently engaged himself, noted “Having experienced the excitement and joy associated with this important milestone firsthand, I can imagine what His Royal Highness must be feeling.”
“Teresa and I, both on behalf of Young ACM and personally, would like to wish His Royal Highness, and new fiancé Kate Middleton, a long and happy life together” he added.
(Young ACM Spokesman Jai Martinkovits with fiancée Teresa Ragusa)
As seen in his recent visit, Prince William’s engagement will cause young Australians to consider the role of the Crown in our current Constitutional arrangements.
[This release was written by Young ACM, posted to the ACM website at 11.45 pm AEST and made available to the nation's media within one hour of the announcement from London. The story, as relayed by UK Sky TV news, was also made available, with a full acknowledgement as to the source, to visitors to the ACM site.]