What is his given name?
A: William Arthur Philip Louis.
Who baptized him?
A: He was baptized by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie.
Where was he baptized?
A: In the Music Room of Buckingham Palace.
Since his birth, William has been what?
A: Second in the line of succession to the British throne.
At age seven, he reportedly told his mother what?
A: He wanted to be a police officer when he was older so that he might be able to protect her.
His five-year-old brother Harry reportedly replied what?
A: "Oh, no you can't. You've got to be
In 1983, William accompanied them on a tour to where?
A: Australia and New Zealand.
When was his first public appearance?
A: It was on 1 March 1991, Saint David's Day, during an official visit of his parents to Cardiff.
After arriving by airplane, William was taken where?
A: To Llandaff Cathedral.
At the Cathedral he signed the visitors' book, showing he is what?
On 3 June 1991, William was admitted to Royal Berkshire Hospital after being what?
A: Accidentally hit on the forehead by a fellow student wielding a
He suffered a depressed fracture of the skull and was operated on at Great Ormond Street Hospital, resulting in what?
A: A permanent scar.
In a 2009 interview, he dubbed this scar a what?
A: "Harry Potter scar" and said, "I call it that because it glows sometimes and some people notice it—other times they don't notice it at all".
William's mother wanted him and his younger brother Harry to have wider experiences than are usual for what?
A: For royal children.
She took them to Walt Disney World and McDonald's, as well as AIDS clinics and shelters for the homeless, and bought them items typically owned by teenagers, such as what?
A: Video games.
Where was William educated?
A: At independent schools, starting at Jane Mynors' nursery school and the pre-preparatory Wetherby School, both in London.
Following this, what school did he attend?
A: Ludgrove School near Wokingham, Berkshire, and was privately tutored during summers by Rory Stewart.
At Ludgrove, he participated in what sports?
A: Football, swimming,
basketball, clay pigeon shooting, and cross country running.
He sat the entrance exam to what college and was admitted?
A: Eton College.
There, what did he study?
A: Geography, Biology, and History of Art at A-Level.
At Eton, he took up what sport?
A: Water polo and continued to play football, captaining his house team.
The decision to place William in Eton went against the family tradition of sending royal children to where?
A: Gordonstoun, which William's grandfather, father, two uncles, and two cousins all attended.
Where did Diana's father and brother attended?
The Royal Family and the tabloid press agreed William would be allowed to study free from intrusion in exchange for what?
A: Regular updates about his life.
By 2001, William was back in the United Kingdom and had enrolled where?
A: At the University of St Andrews.
News of this caused a temporary increase in what?
A: The number of applications to St Andrews.
Mostly from young women who wanted what?
A: An opportunity to meet him.
William embarked on a degree course in what?
A: Art History, later changing his main subject to Geography.
What degree did he earn?
A: A Scottish Master of Arts degree with upper second class honours.
While at university, he represented the Scottish national universities what?
A: Water polo team at the Celtic Nations tournament in 2004.
He was known as "Steve" by other students to avoid what?
A: Any journalists overhearing and realizing his identity.
William returned to St Andrews in February 2011 as what?
A: Patron of the university's 600th Anniversary Appeal.
To prepare for his eventual management of the Duchy of Cornwall, in 2014 William enrolled in what?
A: A vocational agricultural management course at Cambridge.
Having decided to follow a military career, in October
2005 William attended the what?
A: Four-day Regular Commissions Board at Westbury in Wiltshire, where he underwent selection to judge his suitability to become an
He passed selection and was admitted to what?
A: The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in January 2006.
After completing the course, William was commissioned as a what?
A: A Second Lieutenant.
The graduation parade was attended by whom?
A: The Queen and the Prince of Wales, along with other members of the Royal Family.
William went on to train in the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, obtaining his commission as a what?
A: A sub-lieutenant in the former and flying officer in the latter.
Both are broadly equivalent to what army rank?
After completing his training, William undertook an attachment with what?
A: The Royal Air Force, undergoing an intensive, four-month training course at RAF Cranwell.
Upon completing the course on 11 April
2008, he was presented with what?
A: His RAF wings by his father, who had received his own wings after training at Cranwell.
William was then seconded to train with the what?
A: The Royal Navy.
He spent a day on what submarine?
A: HMS Talent.
During a five-week deployment on HMS Iron Duke in the Caribbean, he took part in a joint operation with whom?
A: The United States Coast Guard that identified and captured a speedboat carrying 900 kg (2,000 lb) of cocaine worth about £40 million.
Because of William's future royal role, a long-term career in the military was considered what?
A: Out of the question.
William originally joined the military on a short-service commission lasting how long?
A: Three years.
In January 2009, William transferred his commission to the RAF and was promoted to what?
A: Flight Lieutenant.
He trained to become a helicopter pilot with what?
A: The RAF's Search and Rescue Force.
In January 2010, he graduated from what?
A: The Defense Helicopter Flying School at RAF Shawbury.
On 26 January 2010, he transferred to the Search and Rescue Training Unit at RAF Valley, Anglesey, to receive training on what?
A: The Sea King search and rescue helicopter.
He graduated from this course on 17 September 2010, making him the first member of the British royal family since Henry VII to live where?
A: In Wales.
William's first rescue mission as co-pilot of an RAF Sea King was a response to an emergency call from where?
A: The Liverpool Coastguard on 2 October 2010.
William, who was excited to take part in an active mission, and the other three crew members, flew from their base at RAF Valley to where?
A: An offshore gas rig in Morecambe Bay, from where a man who had suffered a suspected
heart attack was airlifted to hospital.
In November 2011, he participated in a search-and-rescue mission involving a what?
A: A cargo ship that was sinking in the Irish Sea; William, as a co-pilot, helped rescue two sailors.
In June 2012 Prince William gained a qualification to be what?
A: Captain or pilot in command of a Sea King rather than a co-pilot.
When did his active service as an RAF search-and-rescue pilot end?
A: In September 2013.