Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is working today, his 29th birthday, as a search and rescue pilot in the Royal Air Force. The Prince has not made any public arrangements for a birthday event, and is reportedly celebrating his birthday privately.
After the whirlwind surrounding his April 29 wedding extravaganza to Kate Middleton (Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge), it seems fitting that the Prince would want a low key event.
The Prince and his wife will soon be taking a trip across the pond. The newlywed couple has made arrangements to tour the United States and Canada next month, which will mark William's first official trip overseas and Kate's first trip to either country. The couple departs for their trip on June 30.
Prince William was born in 1982 to Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. He is the grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who celebrated his 90th birthday this month. He is the second in line to the thrown.
The Prince was only 15-years-old when his mother Diana was tragically killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997.
Prince William finished school at Eton College where he studied Geography, Biology and History of Art. He then attended the University of St Andrews under the name William Wales. He studied art history, but later changed his degree to geography. He also earned a Scottish Master of Arts degree in geography from the university.
Kate Middleton, who met Prince William at St Andrews, majored in art history at the university. Both William and Kate began studying in 2001 and shared a four bedroom house together.
William joined the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as an Officer Cadet, and in 2010, Prince William graduated as an RAF Search and Rescue Pilot, and now works for the RAF as part of a four-person crew.
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