Read these Prince William quotes to see how a man’s love for his family and country can change the world.
Born on June 21, 1982, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge is the second in the line of succession to the British throne. He’s the elder son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. He was 15 when his mother died in a car accident in 1997.
For college, he attended the University of St. Andrews where he initially studied art history before switching to geography in his second year. He graduated with a master of arts with upper second class honours. After college, Prince William decided to pursue a career in the military. This led him to finish 44 weeks of training as an officer cadet in 2006.
Two years later, he completed his pilot training at Royal Air Force College Cranwell. After undergoing helicopter fight training, he became a full-time pilot with the RAF Search and Rescue Force in 2009. He served with the British Armed Forces until 2013. Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011. They have three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
Prince William may be a member of the British royal family and second in the line to succeed his grandmother Queen Elizabeth, but his priorities are quite simple — to love his family and try his best to do his duties.
Here are 20 Prince William quotes reflecting his noble heart.
As any new parent knows, you’re only too happy to show off your new child and, you know, proclaim that he is the best looking or the best everything. – Prince William
My guiding principles in life are to be honest, genuine, thoughtful and caring. – Prince William
I’ve had lots of kids come up and ask for my autograph, I’ve had a grandmother stop me and ask me if I know a good place to buy underwear. – Prince William
I’m always open for people saying I’m wrong. – Prince William
I have to say that I thought search-and-rescue duties over Snowdonia were physically and mentally demanding, but looking after a 3-week-old baby is up there! – Prince William
As I learned from growing up, you don’t mess with your grandmother. – Prince William
I want to bring my children up as good people with the idea of service and duty to others as very important. But if I can’t give my time to my children as well, I worry about their future. – Prince William
People say it’s not ambitious, but it is actually quite ambitious wanting to help people. – Prince William
I think it’s very important that you make your own decision about what you are. Therefore you’re responsible for your actions, so you don’t blame other people. – Prince William
My grandmother certainly does not care for celebrity. – Prince William
Only the mad girls chase me, I think. – Prince William
No one is going to try to fill my mother’s shoes, what she did was fantastic. It’s about making your own future and your own destiny and Kate will do a very good job of that. – Prince William
I always remember having a healthy respect for my grandmother. – Prince William
I encourage all fathers to take a moment to ask their children how they are doing. Take the opportunity to discuss how you are coping with life and fatherhood with your wife, partner or with your friends. And know that if your son or daughter ever needs help, they need their father’s guidance and support just as much as they need their mother’s. – Prince William
I looked up to her because (of) what an achievement it was to live to 101. – Prince William
There are times where you can’t do it yourself and the system takes over, or if it’s appropriate to do things differently. But I think driving your son and your wife away from hospital was really important to me. – Prince William
The last thing I want to do is cause loads of hype or problems, I just want to go in there and get my asparagus or whatever. – Prince William
When I was younger and my parents used to always slap my hand if I was picking my nose or if I was running around screaming I was told to shut up. – Prince William
Being a small boy it’s very daunting seeing the Queen around and not really quite knowing what to talk about. – Prince William
The fish only knows that it lives in the water, after it is already on the river bank. Without our awareness of another world out there, it would never occur to us to change. – Prince William
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