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Honestly, there hasn’t been a year when William wasn’t popular. From William Shakespeare to William the Conqueror (the Duke of Normandy, who brought the name to England in 1066), no fewer than four American presidents and three British kings have had the name William. The eldest son of Princess Diana, Prince William (the Duke of Cambridge) is a royal who grows more popular with each year.
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Second in line to the British throne, William was born on June 21, 1982, to Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales. After graduating from St. Andrews University in 2005, the Duke of Cambridge studied at the Royal Air Force school and became an air ambulance pilot. Today he works on public service endeavors to support the queen and his beloved mother's favorite causes. When he proposed to Kate Middleton, William gave her Diana’s famous sapphire engagement ring. William has two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
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