1982 (21st June)
A son, William Arthur Philip Louis was born to Prince Charles and Diana
at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, London. He was second in line to the throne.
1982 (4th August)
William was baptised in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie.
William made his first trip abroad when his parents, Charles and Diana took him on a six week tour of Australia and New Zealand.
1984 (15th September)
William’s brother, Henry Charles Albert David, known as Harry
, was born to Prince Charles and Lady Diana.
William attended Mrs Mynor’s Nursery school.
William attended Wetherby Prep School, Kensington, London.
William attended Ludgrove School, Berkshire.
1991 (1st March)
William made his first public appearance on St David’s Day in Cardiff.
1991 (3rd June)
William needed surgery after being hit on the head by a golf club.
1991 (23rd October)
William and his brother Harry went with their parents Charles and Diana on a 4 day visit to Ontario, Canada.
1992 (29th March)
William’s maternal grandfather, Earl Spencer, died of a heart attack.
1992 (9th December)
It was announced in the House of Commons that William’s parents, Prince Charles and Lady Diana, were to separate.
William enrolled at Eton College.
1996 (28th August)
The marriage of William’s parents. Prince Charles and Lady Diana, was formally dissolved. Custody of their children was shared equally.
1997 (31st August)
William’s mother, Lady Diana Spencer, was killed in a car crash in Paris. William and his brother Harry were told the news at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
1997 (6th September)
William and his brother Harry walked in procession behind their mother’s coffin with Prince Philip
, Prince Charles and Earl Spencer. After a service at Westminster Abbey she was buried on an island at the Althorpe family estate.
William and his brother Harry made a formal request to the media to allow them some privacy in their lives.
William left Eton. He gained 12 GCSEs and 3 A-levels in Geography, Art History and Biology.
William took a gap year from his studies which was spent doing community and conservation work in Chile, Kenya and New Zealand.
William entered St Andrew’s University in Scotland to study Art History, he later changed to study Geography. He became friends with fellow student Kate Middleton.
William and Kate began a romantic relationship.
William and his brother Harry volunteered to help the British Red Cross organising supplies for countries affected by the Boxing Day 2004 tsunami.
William graduated from St Andrews University with a degree in Geography.
William made his first solo overseas tour when he went to New Zealand to represent the Queen in World War Two commemorations.
William became patron of the Centrepoint charity for the homeless.
William became a patron of the Tusk Trust, a wildlife conservation charity in Africa.
William entered the Sandhurst Military Academy.
William became President of the England Football Association.
2006 (15th December)
William graduated from Sandhurst Military Academy. The Queen
, Prince Charles and other members of the royal family attended his graduation.
William became vice royal patron of the Welsh Rugby Union.
William split from Kate Middleton. However, the two were often in each other’s company.
William became a patron of the Mountain Rescue England and Wales.
2007 (1st July)
William and Harry organised the Concert for Diana, a benefit concert at Wembley Stadium with proceeds going to charity.
2007 (27th July)
William accompanied the Duke of Kent to Hylands Park, Chelmsford to open the 21st World Scout Jamboree.
2008 (11th April)
William completed his RAF training at Cranwell.
William undertook a period of training with the Royal Navy to give him experience of that service.
William was made a Royal Knight Companion of the Order of the Garter.
William was given an office and Sir David Manning became his adviser.
William began training as a helicopter pilot in the RAF’s Search and Rescue Force.
William became fifth president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
William made a tour of New Zealand on behalf of the Queen.
2010 (26th January)
William completed his training as a pilot in the RAF Search and Rescue Force. He remained with the service and was based in Wales.
William made a 10 day trip to Kenya accompanied by Kate Middleton. During the holiday William proposed to Kate and she accepted.
Kate Middleton’s parents visited William’s father, Prince Charles at his private residence at Balmoral.
2010 (16th November)
The engagement of William to Katherine (Kate) Middleton was announced.
William and Kate attended a fundraising event for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
2011 (24th February)
William and Kate attended a lifeboat anming ceremony in Anglesey, Wales.
William visited Christchurch, New Zealand after an earthquake had struck the city. He then visited areas of Australia that had been badly affected by flooding.
2011 (29th April)
William married Katherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. William was made Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn and Baron Carrickfergus.
William and Kate made a tour of the United States and Canada.
William began a six week spell in the Falkland Islands.
2012 (25th May)
William was made Extra Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle.
2012 (29th June)
William gained a qualification which allowed him to be a captain of a Sea King helicopter.
William, Kate and Prince Harry were ambasadors for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
William and Kate toured Singapore, Malaysia, Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations.
2013 (17th March)
William was appointed Personal Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty the Queen.
2013 (22nd July)
A son, George Alexander Louis was born to William and Kate at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, London.
William ended his military service with the RAF Search and Rescue Service to spend more time on royal committments and charity work.
William took up a position with the East Anglia Air Ambulance Service.
William and Kate made a tour of New Zealand and Australia. They took Prince George with them.
William became president of the British Sub-Aqua Club.
William and Kate attended the ceremony to mark the anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France.
William and Kate visited the United States and William met US President Barack Obama.
2015 (1st March)
William made a four day visit to China visiting Beijing, Shanghai and Yunnan.
2015 (2nd May)
A daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born to William and Kate at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, London.
William and Kate made a tour of India and Bhutan.
2016 (9th June)
William was appointed a Member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.
William and Kate made a tour of Canada.
William gave up his position with the East Anglia Air Ambulance Service to take on more royal duties on behalf of his grandmother, Elizabeth II.
William and Kate visited Sweden and Norway.
2018 (23rd April)
A son, Louis Arthur Charles was born to William and Kate at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, London.
2018 (19th May)
William was best man at the wedding of his brother Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. His children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte were page boy and bridesmaid.
2018 (9th July)
Prince Louis Arthur Charles was christened at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.