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Has a scar like Harry Potter's and has never worn an engagement ring: 13 facts about Prince William you didn't know

13 facts about Prince William you might not know

Prince William of Wales is one of the most important members of the royal family, second only to his father, King Charles III. He gained such influence through continuous public work and fulfillment of his duties almost throughout his life. Another important factor was the fact that his mother was the world-famous Princess Diana, who broke the stereotypes of society and violated numerous rules.

Prince William is partially following in her footsteps as the network often discusses this or that violation of social protocols. This is because the Duke of Cambridge has been performing royal duties for 34 years and is trying to show the British that he is a person like everyone else. OBOZ.UA has collected facts about the Prince of Wales that you might not even know.

Has a scar like Harry Potter's and has never worn an engagement ring: 13 facts about Prince William you didn't know

1. Baptized on the day of his great-grandmother's birthday

Princess Diana gave birth to the heir to the royal throne on June 21, 1982, and the baby was baptized on August 4. On the same day, Prince William's great-grandmother and Elizabeth II's mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, celebrated her 82nd birthday. Perhaps Charles III and Lady Di chose this date because of the coincidence of the age of the Queen Consort and the year of birth of the Prince.

Has a scar like Harry Potter's and has never worn an engagement ring: 13 facts about Prince William you didn't know

2. The full title consists of 29 words

His Royal Highness Prince William, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, 1st Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Chester, Earl of Carrick, 1st Earl of Strathearn, Baron of Renfrew, 1st Baron Carrickfergus, Lord of the Isles, Prince and Grand Steward of Scotland.

In his 42 years, Prince William has received 13 titles.

3. He performed his first royal duties at the age of 8

When William was 8 years old, in March 1991, he traveled to Cardiff, the capital of Wales, to celebrate St. David's Day with his parents, Princess Diana and the then-Prince Charles III. During a walk near Llandaff Cathedral, they received flowers from the crowd, and then the little prince put his first royal signature in the cathedral's guest book.

That same year, he made his first official royal visit abroad, visiting Canada with his parents and younger brother Prince Harry.

Has a scar like Harry Potter's and has never worn an engagement ring: 13 facts about Prince William you didn't know

4. He wanted to do military service in Iraq

Like most members of the royal family, Prince William served in the army before officially assuming the role of royalty. This is necessary so that in the event of war, the king, whose title the Prince of Wales is aiming for, can be the commander-in-chief of a British military regiment.

It is known that he really wanted to serve in Iraq, but he was denied because of the position of the senior member of the royal family who would have taken the throne. All for the sake of security.

Has a scar like Harry Potter's and has never worn an engagement ring: 13 facts about Prince William you didn't know

5. University friends did not call the Prince William, he had a code name

While studying at St. Andrews, the prince could not cope with the large number of paparazzi who followed him at every turn. That is why his friends came up with a new name for him: Steve. This helped to divert public attention from the royal person. Moreover, even Kate Middleton used this nickname so that listeners would not know about His Highness's upcoming presence.

6. He has poor eyesight but is happy with it

The Prince of Wales is rarely seen wearing glasses, but he used to complain about his poor eyesight. However, His Majesty found a huge advantage in this: not being able to see people and their emotions, the Prince could calmly cope with anxiety.

Has a scar like Harry Potter's and has never worn an engagement ring: 13 facts about Prince William you didn't know

7. He was the first future king to be born in a hospital

Princess Diana insisted on giving birth to Prince William in a hospital, not at home in the palace, as had happened to all family members before. By doing so, the then future queen broke protocol. After this event, all subsequent royals gave birth in a hospital.

8. He had a regular job for two years

For two years, the Prince of Wales worked in the East Anglian Air Ambulance. He performed search and rescue operations. At the time, the Prince even received a salary, but he gave it all to charity.

Interestingly, while working, he also had to fulfill royal duties, but on a half-time basis. Already in 2017, the prince switched to a full-time job as a member of the royal family.

Has a scar like Harry Potter's and has never worn an engagement ring: 13 facts about Prince William you didn't know

9. He is left-handed

The public first learned that His Highness writes with his left hand when he signed his name on the first day of school at Eton College. He probably inherited this from his mother, Lady Di. Rumor has it that his eldest son Prince George is also left-handed, but no one has seen him write.

Has a scar like Harry Potter's and has never worn an engagement ring: 13 facts about Prince William you didn't know

10. He had a favorite sponge cake at his wedding with Kate Middleton

For Prince William, a simple chocolate sponge cake is such a favorite dessert that he even demanded to have it baked for his wedding to Kate Middleton. Interestingly, this cake was also adored by Elizabeth II.

11. He has a scar like Harry Potter's on his forehead

As a student, Duke was accidentally hit on the forehead with a golf club by a fellow student. After being hospitalized, it turned out that he had a depressed skull fracture that required surgery to fix. Today, it is not so easy to notice this vertical scar on the prince's face.

Has a scar like Harry Potter's and has never worn an engagement ring: 13 facts about Prince William you didn't know

12. He loved getting his hair cut as a child

Prince William was always looking forward to the arrival of the hairdresser. He would even put a chair on the coffee table while waiting for him. After all, the young prince was allowed to watch "extra TV" during his haircut. So while the hairdresser was working, Prince William enjoyed watching his favorite TV programs.

13. He has never worn a wedding ring

A month before his wedding to Kate Middleton in 2011, St. James's Palace announced that William would not be presented with a wedding ring. The thing is that the prince does not like to wear jewelry and finds it uncomfortable.

Has a scar like Harry Potter's and has never worn an engagement ring: 13 facts about Prince William you didn't know

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