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William, Prince of Wales

(1982-), Prince of Wales; son of King Charles III

Sitter in 20 portraits
The elder son of King Charles III and Diana, Princess of Wales, William is heir to the British throne. On leaving school, Prince William spent a gap year in Chile, Belize and Africa before studying at St Andrews University in Fife, Scotland. After a period of work experience, Prince William joined the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as an Officer Cadet. He was commissioned as an army officer in December 2006 and joined the Household Cavalry (Blues and Royals) as a Second Lieutenant. In 2010 he became a Search and Rescue Pilot with the Royal Air Force, where he held the rank of Flight Lieutenant and then served as an air ambulance pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (2015-7). He married Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on 29 April 2011 and was made Duke of Cambridge. He has three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The Prince performs official duties on behalf of the King and is patron of over 30 charities and military organisations. Following the accession of his father, Charles III, to the throne on 8 September 2022, he was made Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester.

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'The Royal Family: A Centenary Portrait', by John Wonnacott - NPG 6479

'The Royal Family: A Centenary Portrait'

by John Wonnacott
oil on canvas on foamboard, 2000
NPG 6479

'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge' (Catherine, Princess of Wales; William, Prince of Wales), by Jamie Coreth - NPG L293

'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge' (Catherine, Princess of Wales; William, Prince of Wales)

by Jamie Coreth
oil on canvas, 2022
On display in Room 33 on Floor 0 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L293

William, Prince of Wales; Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, by Fergus Greer - NPG x133413

William, Prince of Wales; Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

by Fergus Greer
bromide fibre print, 8 December 2006
NPG x133413

William, Prince of Wales; Catherine, Princess of Wales, by Hugo Burnand - NPG x200213

William, Prince of Wales; Catherine, Princess of Wales

by Hugo Burnand
archival inkjet print, 29 April 2011
NPG x200213

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William, Prince of Wales; Catherine, Princess of Wales

by Hugo Burnand
archival inkjet print, 29 April 2011
NPG x200214

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