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Difference Between Prince William and Prince Harry


Prince William (full name: William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge) – the eldest son of the Prince of Wales, Charles and his first wife, Princess Diana, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. He occupies the second place in the line of succession to the British throne after his father.

Date of birth: June 21, 1982

Place of birth: London: The Paddington areaDifference Between Prince William and Prince Harry

Educational background:

Secondary school: From 1990 to 1995, the Prince attended the Ludgrove school in Berkshire. At school, he was the captain of a hockey team and a rugby team. He was fond of swimming, soccer and basketball as well. He represented his school several times in marathons running across rough terrain.

College: After school, William entered the famous Eton College, where he studied geography, biology and art history. Prince was always a diligent student and received good grades both in profile subjects and in education. In addition, he easily found a common language with peers thanks to his sociability, modesty and absolute absence of arrogance.

University: After school, Prince William chose his future path: he decided to enter the most prestigious St. Andrews University in Scotland, and soon became a student. The diploma thesis of the Prince in 2005 was devoted to coral reefs. He graduated with very good results. After graduation, he represented the UK in New Zealand, in the cities of Wellington and Oakland at the celebrations dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Military service: In May 2006 Prince William entered the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy. He received an officer’s rank in December 2006 and joined the Royal Cavalry as Second Lieutenant. In this respect, his career does not differ from the career of his ancestors in the male line, beginning with Henry V. In 2009, after finishing the Flight School in Cranwell he was transferred to the Royal Air Force and promoted to the rank of captain (Flight Lieutenant).

Family: On November 16, 2010 Clarence House announced the engagement of Prince William and his girlfriend Kate Middleton. The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton was held on April 29, 2011 at the St. Peter’s Cathedral Church in Westminster Abbey.

Children: Son – George Alexander Louis was born on July 22, 2013

Daughter – Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born on May 2, 2015

On September 4, 2017 Kensington Palace reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in anticipation of their third child, who will be born in the spring of 2018 (The Telegraph, 2017).


  • Order of the Garter (April 23, 2008)
  • Order of the Thistle (May 25, 2012)
  • Medal of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (February 6, 2002).
  • Medal of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (February 6, 2012).
  • Medal of the United Command “For Achievements” (USA, 2008)

Personal interests:

  • Sport (hockey, rugby, swimming and running, soccer, etc.)
  • travelling
  • charity
  • military service

Difference Between Prince William and Prince Harry-1

Prince Harry (full name: Henry Charles Albert David Mountbatten-Windsor) the youngest son of the Prince of Wales, Charles and his first wife, Princess Diana, grandson of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. Since early childhood, he has been known under the family name – Harry, which is used even in official sources. Currently, he is the fifth palce in the line of succession to the British throne.

Date of birth: September 15, 1984

Place of birth: London: The Paddington area

Educational background:

Secondary school: In September 1987, he went to Wetherby’s school in London. In 1992 he joined Prince William and became a pupil of the Ludgrove school in Berkshire, where he studied for the next five years.

At the age of 17, the British mass media described him as a “wild child”, as a result of the use of marijuana and alcohol (Reuters, 2008).

College: In September 1998, he entered the Eton College. He graduated in June 2003 with a negative assessment of geography (BBC, 2005).

Military service: In 2006 he was admitted to the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, where he successfully completed a 44-week training course. As a second lieutenant he was enrolled in the Blues and Royals Regiment of the Palace Cavalry.

At the end of April 2007 it was announced that the prince would be sent to serve in Iraq, but in May it was decided to send the prince to Afghanistan. In December 2007 – February 2008, he served in Helmand province as an aircraft gunner.

Marital status – not married.


  • Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (June 4, 2015) [38]
  • Medal of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (2002).
  • Medal “For participation in the military campaign in Afghanistan” (2008) [39]
  • Medal of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II (2012)
  • NATO ISAF Medal
  • Commander of the 1st class of the Order of Isabella the Catholic (Spain, July 12, 2017)

Military ranks

  • April 13, 2006 – Cornet (Second Lieutenant) of the Royal Horse Guards
  • April 13, 2008 – Lieutenant of the Royal Horse Guards
  • April 16, 2011 – Captain of the Army Air Corps

Personal interests:

  • travelling
  • charity
  • military service


  • Prince William occupies the second, while Prince Harry the fifth place in the line of succession to the British throne.
  • At school Prince William had better reputation than Prince Harry.
  • Prince William had better grades at the Eton College than Prince Harry.
  • Unlike Prince Harry, Prince William is very active in sports.
  • Prince William is married, has 2 children while Prince Harry is not married and doesn’t have children
Place in the line of succession to the British throne Marital status Children
Prince William II Married 2 (son and daughter )
Prince Harry V Single

Prince William and Prince Harry have many similarities. Both are engaged in benevolent activities, military service, achieved military ranks and awards. Both enjoy travelling. Prince Harry, as well as his brother, is not the holder of the title of “Prince of Wales”: The title belongs exclusively to the direct successor to the British throne, in this case to their father, Charles.

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References :

[0]BBC (2005) What is it like at Eton College? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/4634031.stm

[1]Majendie, P. (2008) Prince Harry: Wild child turned war her. Reuters, London http://www.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-harry-image/prince-harry-wild-child-turned-war-hero-idUSL2968319120080301

[2]The Telegraph (2017) When is the Duchess of Cambridge's baby due and where will she give birth? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/duchess-cambridges-baby-due-will-give-birth/

[3]Image Credit: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Prince_William,_Duke_of_Cambridge.jpg

[4]Image Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Harry

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