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Prince William, 38, is the eldest child of Prince Charles, 72, and the late Princess Diana. William and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, 39, are future heads of the monarchy and provide vital support to the crown. As with all senior royals, William has a number of titles, honours and ceremonial military appointments – here they are in full.

Prince William’s official royal title

Prince William has had a His Royal Highness (HRH) style and royal title from birth.

William was born on June 21, 1982, and from his birth until his wedding day on April 29, 2011, his official royal title was His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales.

In keeping with royal custom, William received a new title from the Queen upon his wedding day to Kate.

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Prince William’s military ranks

As is custom for senior male members of the Royal Family, Prince William had a career in the Armed Forces before dedicating himself to the crown fulltime.

During his time in the forces, William earnt ranks in the British Army, The Royal Navy and The Royal Air Force.

British Army

January 8 2006: Officer cadet

December 16 2006: Cornet (Second Lieutenant), The Blues and Royals (short service commission)

December 16 2006: Lieutenant, The Blues and Royals

January 1 2009: Captain, The Blues and Royals (and transferred to a full regular commission)

January 1 2016: Major, British Army

Royal Navy

January 1 2008: Sub-lieutenant, Royal Navy

January 1 2009: Lieutenant, Royal Navy

January 1 2016: Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy

Royal Air Force

January 1 2008: Flying Officer, Royal Air Force

January 1 2009: Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force

January 1 2016: Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force

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Prince William’s royal honours and medals

Prince William holds the following royal honours:

April 23 2008: Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter

May 25 2012: Extra Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle

Medals:

February 6 2002: Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal

February 6 2012: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

William also possesses a number of special royal appointments:

July 6 2009: Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

June 23 2010: Royal Fellow of the Royal Society

March 17 2013: Personal Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty The Queen

June 9 2016: Member of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council

March 1 2017: Royal Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

17 January 17 2018: Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

January 25 2020: Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

Prince William’s honorary military appointments

As well as having earnt certain ranks while serving in the Armed Forces, William holds several ceremonial military roles in the UK:

August 8 2006: Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Navy Submarine Service

August 8 2006: Commodore-in-Chief of Scotland

October 3 2008: Honorary Air Commandant of RAF Coningsby

February 10 2011: Colonel of the Irish Guards

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