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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is a member of the British royal family.

Duke of Cambridge, one of the six current royal dukedoms in the United Kingdom, is a hereditary title of specific rank of nobility in the British royal family.

The British royal family comprises the monarch of the United Kingdom and her close relations.

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He is a grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, and the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales.

Elizabeth II is, and has been since her accession in 1952, Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth.

Prince of Wales was a title granted to princes born in Wales from the 12th century onwards; the term replaced the use of the word king.

Charles, Prince of Wales is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Since birth, he has been second in the line of succession to the British throne after his father.

Succession to the British throne is determined by descent, sex, legitimacy, and religion.

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William was educated at four schools in the United Kingdom and studied for a degree at the University of St. Andrews.

The University of St Andrews is a British public university in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.

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During a gap year, he spent time in Chile, Belize, and Africa.

A gap year, also known as a sabbatical year, is typically a year-long break between high school and college/university.

Belize, formerly British Honduras, is an independent country on the eastern coast of Central America.

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In December 2006, he completed 44 weeks of training as an officer cadet and was commissioned in the Blues and Royals regiment.

The Blues and Royals is a cavalry regiment of the British Army, part of the Household Cavalry.

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In April 2008, William completed pilot training at Royal Air Force College Cranwell, then underwent helicopter flight training and became a full-time pilot with the RAF Search and Rescue Force in early 2009.

The Royal Air Force Search and Rescue Force was the Royal Air Force organisation which provided around-the-clock aeronautical search and rescue cover in the United Kingdom, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands.

The Royal Air Force College is the Royal Air Force training and education academy which provides initial training to all RAF personnel who are preparing to be commissioned officers.

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His service with the British Armed Forces ended in September 2013.

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He then trained for a civil pilot's licence and spent over two years working as a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance is an air ambulance providing Helicopter Emergency Medical Services across the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.

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In 2011, Prince William was made Duke of Cambridge and married Catherine Middleton.

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The couple have three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

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