Prince William has been under a spotlight since the day he was born. A look at the life so far of the future king.
This formal portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales and her infant son Prince William was made by Lord Snowdon on July 20, 1982 at Kensington Palace.
Prince William taking his first steps in public in the grounds of Government House, New Zealand April 23, 1983 with his parents, the Prince and Princess of Wales looking on.
Four-year-old Prince William of Wales sticks his tongue out at bridesmaid Laura Fellowes, 6, during the marriage Wednesday of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey on July 24, 1986.
Britain's Queen Mother celebrates her 94th birthday outside Clarence House, Thursday August 4, 1994 with her great-grandson Prince William.
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Earl Spencer, Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Charles look at the coffin of Diana, Princess of Wales, after it was put into a hearse, September 6, 1997. Millions of mourners lined the streets of central London to watch the funeral procession.
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Prince William makes his way to classes, followed by fellow schoolboys, for the first time at the world famous Eton College September 7, 1999. Prince William and other new boys, known as "Tits," attended school in the distictive uniform of tails.
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Prince William jokes with his father Prince Charles after being presented with a jacket and hat from the Canadian Olympic Team Uniform at a environmental heritage event in Vancouver, 1998.
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Prince William carries, against a backdrop of the Andes mountain range, a log used to construct walkways linking buildings in the village of Tortel, southern Chile during his Raleigh International expedition. The then-18-year-old Prince and fellow volunteers undertook various construction projects in the village during his 10-week expedition to Chile.
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Prince William relaxes in front of the extinct volcano, Arthur's Seat, in the grounds of Holyrood House Palace, Edinburgh, UK, 21 September, 2001.
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Prince William (R) watches with teammates while making his water polo debut for the Scottish national universities' squad in the annual Celtic Nations tournament against Wales and Ireland in Cardiff, April 17, 2004.
Princes Harry (L) and William (C) greet Elton John at the start of the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium in London July 1, 2007. Princess Diana's sons staged a charity concert in her memory on Sunday which they hope will quell her critics and celebrate her humanitarian achievements.
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Britain's Prince William drives an armoured vehicle while military undergoing training at Bovington, England.
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