Prince William identify historical past has been unveiled by a royal professional.
The primary baby of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and second in line to the throne, William was virtually named Arthur by his father.
It was Diana, who as a substitute wished a extra sturdy identify for her first born.
Royal biographer Robert Lacey instructed PEOPLE: “Diana, Princess of Wales, proposed a extra sturdy identify — William, as in ‘William the Conqueror,’ victor of the famed Battle of Hastings in 1066.”
Nevertheless, the professional provides there was one more reason the long run King was named William.
The daddy-of-three is known as after a deceased member of the royal household, who was well-known for his daredevil life-style.
Prince William Henry Andrew Frederick was born in Barnet in December 1941 to Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Alice, Duchess of Gloucester.
He was a grandson of the late King George V and Queen Mary and tragically died younger in a airplane crash.