June 22, 2012 1:59 PM EST
Happy 30th Birthday William: Facts About the Duke of Cambridge and His Life in Photos [PHOTOS]
The Duke of Cambridge just turned 30 yesterday, June 21. Learn facts about the Duke and see his life captured in photos.
The Duchess of Cambridge, his wife Kate Middleton reportedly threw a private birthday party of William. A source told US Weekly that Kate had been planning a small gathering with family and close friends of William.
And upon turning 30, William will be able to have access to the $15.5 million inheritance left to him by his mother Princess Diana. The festivities were said to be held at Highgrove, near Gloucestershire where he was training for the Royal Air Force.
While William has turned 30, here are some facts you might not know about the Duke of Cambridge, who was once among the most sought after bachelors during his younger years.
- His full name is William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor.
- Some of his nicknames include Big Willie, Wills, P. Willie, Wombat and His Naughtiness.
- When he was a child, he was accidentally hit on the forehead with a gold club. Leaving a "Harry Potter" like scar.
- Some of his famous admirers include Amy Childs, Eva Longoria and Miranda Kerr who have all publicly proclaimed their admiration.
- William and Kate informed the Queen and Prince Charles of their engagement just two hours before it was made public.
- His favorite song, as well as Kate is "I Like The Way You Move" by the Bodyrockers.
- He originally wanted to be a policeman when he was younger.
- He's not the world's best cook. He once said, "When I was trying to impress Kate I was trying to cook these amazing fancy dinners and what would happen was I would burn something, something would overspill, something would catch fire."
- His favorite cake is the "chocolate biscuit cake."