Birthday Boy: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge–Born June 21, 1982!

(Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

(Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)


We have good news and bad news for you. The good news: We’re here to talk about Prince William. The bad news: He’s still married. But, hey, Prince Harry is still on the market, so there’s that. [homepage photo: WPA Pool/Getty Images]


You’d think that the amount of success Prince William has had in his life would spark jealousy rather than adoration. Seriously, think about it. First of all, he’s royalty. That in and of itself is enough. But then you read about his military accomplishments, his studies at University of St. Andrews, his athleticism — it’s polo, but we’ll let it slide — and his philanthropic work and you’re just confused by the fact that such a person exists. Well, he does. And he’s good looking to boot. (Still married. Sorry.) But the world seems to love him in spite of the fact that he’s clearly a superior being to, well, everyone.


You know, some people say that turning 30 is a bad thing. Some even pretend — for as long as they can — that they haven’t hit that milestone yet, when, in reality, they’re pushing 40. But in Prince William’s case, turning 30 isn’t such a bad thing. In fact, it’s a really, really good thing. Why? On his 30th birthday, Prince William officially inherits $15.5 million from his deceased mother, Diana. Is there any way we can make that a world-wide tradition? Turn 30 and receive $15 million? It would make that whole getting-older thing a lot easier.


But you’re probably all well aware of Prince William’s talents and successes. And we know that you’re all aware of his love life. Don’t pretend like the Royal Wedding isn’t sitting in your DVR queue right this minute. And don’t pretend like you haven’t already watched it four times. So, instead of posting the all-too-typical royal biography, we’re here to shed some light on aspects of the prince’s life that you might not already know.


  • Prince William has, perhaps shamefully, admitted that he enjoys Justin Bieber’s song “Never Say Never”.
  • Kate and William have started calling their unborn baby their “little grape,” and now we’re mad at them because that makes them even more irresistible as a couple.
  • He calls the scar on his forehead — which he got from being hit with a golf club as a kid — his “Harry Potter scar”. Stop being adorable, William. This is getting ridiculous.
  • He, like Professor Dumbledore, has five names: William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor. (It’s Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, in case you were wondering.)
  • His favorite book is “Fledgling Jason Steed,” by Mark A. Cooper. We were embarrassed that we had never heard of it, but then we realized William calls it a “typical British boys book,” and we were less embarrassed.
  • This is his full title: His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.
  • Prince William does not wear a wedding ring.
  • Kate is six months older than the prince.
  • His nickname in college was P. Willy. Ouch.
  • Kate can, supposedly, drink Prince William under the table. ‘Atta girl!




Prince William, it seems, doesn’t have any flaws. Happy 30th birthday, P. Willy!