Prince William: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Joann F. Price

By Joann F. Price

This biography examines the lifetime of the most charismatic participants in public existence this present day, in nice Britain and beyond―Prince William.

• contains photos of the prince all through his existence and of the royal family

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Andrew Gailey, stands at far left. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) including Prince Charles, William’s father, had attended. But Charles’s time at that school had been difficult. The school was known for, during Charles’s time there at least, its austere regime of cold baths and early morning cross-country runs. Charles was pleased when Diana and the Queen suggested William attend Eton, one of the most famous and prestigious schools in the world. Diana was said to have always wanted both her sons to attend this prominent school, and she was instrumental in the choice.

26 PRINCE WILLIAM When William was five years old, he was presented with a few changes. He was enrolled in a new school, and he had a new nanny. By this time, his behavior was thought to be getting out of hand, and his mother blamed everyone but herself. In her eyes, it was the nanny, Barbara Barnes, who was to blame. As his nanny, she too had spoiled William, and because she was a servant, she could not defend herself or answer Diana when blamed. When Diana made the decision to let Ms. Barnes go, she said it was because the nanny was not able to control William.

The editor of the magazine, Jeremy Mark, concluded, “Our readers have latched onto the fact that he’s the same age as they are and has the same interest. This is the first time a member of the Royal Family has been popular with teenagers. ” In October 1996, William arrived at London’s Hammersmith Palais nightclub, along with two Scotland Yard detectives, for his first teenage dance. 12 A SMALL AMOUNT OF FREEDOM—WILLIAM LEARNS TO DRIVE Learning to drive and getting a car provides most young men a certain amount of freedom and independence, and for William, any sort of freedom was welcomed in his tightly controlled and narrow royal world.

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