1982 – Prince William of England is born

The eldest child of Prince Charles (himself the eldest child and heir of the current Queen of England), Prince William Arthur Phillip Louis Windsor is second in line to the British throne, and quite likely to be King of England someday. In fact, it is widely assumed that his father will stand aside for him in the event that the apparently indestructible cyborg that is Elizabeth Windsor ever malfunctions permanently, in which event, the current His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales will become His Majesty King William V of the United Kingdom.

William’s mother was the now-deceased Diana Spencer, whom his father separated from some years previously. Despite the personal tragey of his mother’s death and the pressure-cooker of media attention that flourishes around the Royal Family in England (and to a lesser extent, throughout the British Commonwealth, Europe and the United States), William appears to be a reasonably well-edjusted young man who appears to have absorbed the media and people skills of his father, grandmother and great-grandmother, and the sense of humour of the former.

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Heartland – Nenah Cherry