Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge was born on the 1st June 1982 and is the son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. He is second in line to the throne of the United Kingdom. After finishing his schooling Prince William spent parts of his gap year in Chile, Belize, Tanzania and Kenya. Following his graduation from the University of St. Andrews, Prince William trained as an officer, eventually becoming a lieutenant, in the Blues and Royals Regiment in the RAF. He now works as a full-time search and rescue pilot with the Search and Rescue Force.
Engagement in Cultural Diplomacy
As second in line to the throne of the United Kingdom, Prince William has worked tirelessly in the field of cultural diplomacy. At the age of 21 he was appointed Counsellor of State and began his royal duties. His first overseas tour was completed in New Zealand on behalf of his grandmother to participate in World War II commemorations. In January 2010 William opened the new building of the Supreme Court of New Zealand and was welcomed by a Maori chief. Prince William succeeded Lord Attenborough in 2010 as the fifth President of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
In 2005 Prince William and Prince Harry volunteered at the British Red Cross aid distribution centre to pack emergency supplied for countries that were affected by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. He is a patron of a homeless charity called Centrepoint and The Tusk Trust Charity which works towards conserving wildlife and initiating community development and education. In 2009 Prince William and Prince Harry created their own foundation to focus on supporting issues that are close to their hearts. Their main focuses are: The Armed Forces, Young People and Conservation. Prince William works full time as a charity activist and campaigner.
Prince William has committed to a great number of charitable donations including $150,000 to the Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge which raises funds for military charities. Following floods in Wales in 2014 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pledged £5,000 from their own pockets to help a local town with their restoration.