HRH Prince William of Wales (Getty/A.G. Carrick)

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  • Name at birth: His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales
  • Place in the line of succession: 2nd
  • Royal duties: William is the eldest son of Prince Charles of Wales, who is first in line to the throne, and the late Princess Diana. Having been made a Counsellor of State aged 21, William carries out a number of state functions and visits on behalf of his grandmother, The Queen and is patron of a large number of charities. He is President of the English Football Association.
  • Famous for: Like his late mother, William is an avid supporter of humanitarian causes. He is a keen polo player and a trained search and rescue helicopter pilot, having reached the rank of flight lieutenant in the Royal Air Force.
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