Prince William is the son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, former Princess of Wales. He is also second in line to the throne, after his father. He was educated in several schools around the UK, and despite his royal heritage, his mother Diana tried to give him and his brother Harry as normal a life as possible, taking them to McDonalds and Disneyland as well as visiting AIDS clinics and homeless shelters. After he admitted having an affair with Camilla Parker Bowles, Princess Diana divorced Prince Charles. In 1997, she died in a car accident.
Prince William went to Independent schools, and was admitted to Eton, where he studied for his A Levels. He submitted an application to study for a degree at St Andrews under the name William Wales. His acceptance prompted a swell in applications from young women who wanted to meet him. But it was classmate Kate Middleton that won the Prince's heart - the pair dated for several years before announcing their engagement in 2010. The Royal Wedding took place in Westminster Abbey on 29 April 2011 and reached a global audience of around 300 million. On the 3 December 2012 it was announced by St James's Palace that Kate was pregnant with their first child. She gave birth to Prince George Alexander Louis on the 24 July 2013.