British Royalty Royalty: Prince Charles and Diana's Sons


Figure 1.--Here we see Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's grand children, including William and Harry. The portrait was taken about 1986. Prince Philip and the boys all wear kilts. It is a rare photograph of the boys in kilts. When they were only alittle older, they refused to wear them.

Charles and Diana had two healthy sons and potential heirs. Less than a year after their wedding, Diana gave birth to William Arthur Philip Louis (1982). And 2 years later, Henry ("Harry") Charles Albert David arrived (1984). In sharp contrast to their own childhood experiences, Charles and Diana in their own ways and despite their personal problems proved to be exemplery parents--each in their own way. The boys were dressed in rather stylishly old fshioned clothes before William began school. They were often dressed identically. After that they tended to wear the standard outfits worn by well-to-do British children. William, second in line to the throne, and Henry had their own face their own problems in dealing with the press, both as children bd now as young adults. Both boys, especially Prince Harry, have had their misteps, but given theur age and intense scrutiny, have done rather well. This is in large measure a tribute to their parents. Given the circumstances, it could have been very different. William is a real heart throbe. Harry had aeal mistep with his NAZI getup at a party, but more than redeemed himself with his military service in Iraq.

Births

Charles and Diana had two healthy sons and potential heirs. Less than a year after their wedding, Diana gave birth to William Arthur Philip Louis (1982). And 2 years later, Henry ("Harry") Charles Albert David arrived (1984). They instanly became the two most famous children in the world.

Parenthood

Charles and Diana, in sharp contrast to their own childhood experiences, were in their own ways and despite their personal problems, exemplery parents--each in their own way.

Clothing

The boys were dressed in rather stylishly old fshioned clothes before William began school. We see the boys wearing classic clothing that was once common for aristocratic boys, like blouses, kilts, and strap shoes. I am not sure who chose their clothes when they were little. Surely Diana was primarily involved. Whether she was assisted by the palace staff I am unsure. They were often dressed identically when they were little. After that they tended to wear the standard outfits worn by well-to-do British children. In particular, the boys refused to wear kilts.

The Boys

William, second in line to the throne, and Henry had their own face their own problems in dealing with the press, both as children bd now as young adults. Both boys, especially Prince Harry, have had their misteps, but given theur age and intense scrutiny, have done rather well. This is in large measure a tribute to their parents. Given the circumstances, it could have been very different. William is a real heart throbe. Harry had aeal mistep with his NAZI getup at a party, but more than redeemed himself with his military service in Iraq.

William (1982- )

Prince William Arthur Philip Louis was born on June 21, 1982 at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, in London. He was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury at Buckingham Palace and he was confirmed by the Bishop of London at St George's Chapel in 1997. William has become a teen heart throb in England. He is the shyer, more sensitive of the two brothers. He often has to be encouraged at public events by his parents. Understandably he intenely dislikes the press. As a younger boy Diana dressed him in a variety of stylish clothes, usually short pants outfits. By the time he began preparatory chool, however, he was wearing long trousers. Prince William is currently at Eton College, Windsor. He undertakes no official engagements on his own, although he attended the VE and VJ commemorations in 1995 in London with his family.

Harry (1984- )

Prince Henry Charles Albert David was born on September 15, 1984 at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington. He was christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury in December 1984 in St George's Chapel, Windsor. In September 1999, Prince Harry followed his older brother to Eton College, Windsor. Harry seems to be the livlier more spotaneous of the brothers. Like William, Diana dressed him very stylishly as a younger boy.








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