_ June 21, 1982 _ Prince William is born at St. Mary’s Hospital in London at 7 pounds, 1 1/2 oz.
_ Aug. 4, 1982 _ Prince William Arthur Philip Louis is christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Robert Runcie, in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace.
_ July 1995 _ Prince William begins his studies at Eton College, the exclusive school founded by King Henry VI in 1440.
_ Aug. 31, 1997 _ Prince William’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales is killed in a Paris car crash.
_ Sept. 6, 1997 _ Prince William and his younger brother Prince Harry walk behind their mother’s cortege at her funeral.
_ Late 2000 _ After finishing his studies at Eton, Prince William works on volunteer projects in Chile, takes part out exercises with the Welsh Guards in Belize and rises at dawn to milk cows on a dairy farm in England.
_ September 2001 _ Enrolls at St. Andrews University in Scotland, where he meets Kate Middleton _ a fellow art history student. She persuades him to stay at university after he admits finding it difficult to settle. Prince William later switched to a geography course.