.. Sixth School” and an hour later, at 6:00 p.m., they have a forty-five minute study period. At 7:45 p.m., the student’s supper is served. Then, 8:00 p.m. the school is required to have house prayers.
At 8:30 p.m., there is another study period, and finally, the day ends at 10:00 p.m. when all lights are ordered off. The “Fifth School” and “Sixth School” are on the whole school days only. In winter, spring and summer, the hours are slightly modified; for instance, teatime for the summer is at 4:45 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. Prince William’s life is indeed intriguing and his life’s details would be interesting.
Being a Prince, alone makes anyone famous and well known. However, Prince William is related to the most charitable woman in the world, his mother, Princess Diana who he loved very much. Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Henry, his brother and his “nanny,” Alexandria Legge-Bourke are also great influences in Prince William’s life. As most fathers have the greatest predominance in a boy’s life, Prince Charles will be discussed first. Prince William adores his father very much and now that his mother is gone, Prince William and Prince Charles will grow so much closer. Prince William is said to be more comfortable with his father than anyone else for the reason of photographers: When Prince William is with he father, he is photographed much less than when he was with his “mum.” Prince William also enjoys being with his dad at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
Prince William is said to keep his emotions inside like Prince Charles. Prince William is said to get his love for the outdoors, fishing and fast cars from Prince Charles. Prince William’s father has been said not to be a worthy parent and not as fun loving as Diana but many times he has proven that wrong. Recently, Prince Charles let Prince William drive a Land Rover on the Balmoral Estate at an estimated seventy-five miles per hour. Many claim that Prince Charles has trouble showing his feelings because of his childhood feelings were not allowed to be shown in public and one famous picture that details this is when Prince Charles was four and after not seeing his mother for a few months, she stepped off a plane to shake his hand and straighten his collar.
In 1991, Price William was accidentally struck in the head with a golf club when a fellow schoolmate was swinging it around his head and Prince William happened to be in the way. Princess Diana got behind the wheel of her Jaguar and sped thirty-six miles to the hospital and Prince Charles was driven to the hospital in his Aston Martin. Princess Diana stayed in the hospital for two days with Prince William and Prince Charles left before the seventy minute operation to repair Prince William’s “depressed fracture” to go to an opera concert that had been planned two months before. Then, Prince Charles came back, visited Prince William for forty-two minutes and left for another “private engagement.” The next day, headlines were screaming with “WHAT KIND OF A DAD ARE YOU?” type articles. At Christmas, Princess Diana was alone and heard Prince Henry’s solo at the school Christmas concert.
Over the Easter break, Prince Diana and the boys were on their own again, except for a brief appearance with Prince Charles at church. “There’s a certain kind of Englishman who doesn’t take a lot of interest in his sons until they’re able to kick a rugby ball, or in his case, swing a polo mallet. The only public sign of affection Charles has shown was last year when he saw they boys playing a makeshift game of horse-less polo. He called them over and patted them on the head. Charles does begin to look increasingly like that rather disappointing, repressed, uptight Englishman.” Dr.
Ronald Levant has said that with fathers like Prince Charles, children often grow up having problems forming intimate relationships with their wives and children. He also said that the children will repeat what their father did “whether they like it or not.” However Levant adds, “all kids really need is one adult who’s absolutely nuts about them” and that, in the person of their doting mother, William and Harry certainly have. To be fair, most of Prince Charles’s sins are those of omission. Royals before him have treated their children the exact same way. If that is the case, Charles and his sons are merely trapped in a pattern that has nothing to do with the 1990s ideal of fatherhood, but has been part of the royal family fabric for generations.
None the three Prince Charles, Prince William, or Prince Henry has ever known anything different, or probably ever will. The next most instrumental person in Prince William’s life, and perhaps the most memorable of his family, was his mother, Princess Diana of Whales. The person that Prince William loved, adored, admired and all around cared about the most was his mother Diana, Princess of Whales. When Princess Diana was watching her marriage fall apart, she said that the only joy she got in life was playing the baby “Wills.” Unlike Prince Charles, Princess Diana’s devotion to her firstborn is seen on countless occasions. They regularly went on holidays together without Prince Charles, and much to Prince William’s joy, Princess Diana always took part in the annual sports events of his school. One night Diana locked herself in a palace bathroom and cried over her failing marriage. Prince William shoved tissues under the door for her and a note that read, “Please don’t cry.
I hate to see you sad.” At age nine, Prince William called his mother’s favorite restaurant and made reservations for the two of them. “Come on, Mummy,” he said to Princess Diana. “We’re going for lunch at your favorite restaurant, and I’ve already booked a table.” This incident highlighted their special relationship. Now that bond has been further strengthened by the royal couple’s marital rift. Diana was very shy and hated her picture continuously taken Prince William has the same hatred.
They both walk with their heads down near photographers. However, when they did not mind getting their pictures taken, both had their heads up and were smiling. Prince William gets his natural admirable looks and sense of style from the most fashionable woman in the world his mother. His mother took time out To Whom It May Concern: be with Prince William and his younger brother Prince William was even the first royal baby to go on tours with his parents on order of his mother. Diana usually let most fights with the royal family go instead of fight them all the way but she never quit fighting when it came to her boys.
Diana took Prince William and Prince Harry to homeless shelters and out with her on travels to people who were less fortunate. Prince William learned to love and learn what others love through his mother’s teachings and he shared numerous interests with his mother including tennis, famous stars, music and people. Diana taught Prince William what life was like when one is not a royal by taking him to McDonald’s and to theme parks. As noted in one incident, Prince Henry and Prince William served beef curry to the needy as they visited a homeless shelter with their mother. It was said that Princess Diana “brought her kids back down to earth” after their week-long skiing trip by showing the two how teenagers struggle on London’s streets. Princess Diana broke numerous traditions and let the royal family witness what “different” really was.
For instance, Prince William was born with a British Prime Minister present and Prince Diana was the first mother in the royal family to give birth to a direct heir to the British throne without myriad witnesses present. Princess Diana had broken another tradition when she decided that breast feeding her newborn was the best way. Like all royal children, Prince William had a nanny, but a tradition had been broken here, too. Princess Diana insisted on choosing her own nanny, turning down the suggestions of the Queen. Princess Diana was facing a heartbreaking future, being increasingly cut off from her sons, when her and Prince Charles were having marital problems.
Buckingham Palace was tightening its grip on Prince William and Prince Henry’s lives to limit her influence on them. Although Prince Diana shared custody of the boys in her separation from Prince Charles, they spent less time with her as they were being groomed to become senior members of the monarchy. As royal expert Harold Brooks-Baker said, “Prince William has a future as the heir to the throne and there is very little the Princess of Whales can teach him about that. Prince Henry will follow the same path. Only their father and his family can teach them that, and the Princess’s influence will become marginal.” On August 31, 1997, Princess Diana was on her way to England to see her boys in a Mercedes Benz followed by the paparazzi. The driver, supposedly intoxicated, was driving at a horrendous speed of one hundred and twenty miles per hour when he lost control of the car and slammed into a support beam of a bridge.
One of the three passengers of the car was pronounced dead at the scene and only two remained, Princess Diana and her bodyguard. Barely alive, Princess Diana was rushed to the hospital while the paramedics started an operation trying to save her life in the ambulance. British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook awakened Prince Charles shortly after midnight in Scotland, within an hour of the accident. Prince Charles then awoke the Queen and both went to the drawing room. When Princess Diana’s condition was described as grave, Prince Charles decided to awake the children.