2003 will mark the 21st birthday of Prince William. This photographic biography celebrates William's life to date, examining his complex character and his relationships with both friends and other members of the Royal Family and positions him in the history of the monarchy. Encouraged by his mother, William has developed his own distinctive style of royalty, characterised by independence and a strong will. Perhaps William's greatest strength lies in his ability to amalgamate the responsibilities of a 'would be king' with the usual social activities of teenager. This ability will be illustrated throughout the book, each chapter covering a different relationship, ranging from his informal affinity with his mother and how he coped with Diana's death, his developing strong bond with his father, the rapport between the very different brothers and formal kinship with the Queen.;The book will also cover his passion for sport and his reputation as a fashionable heart throb, how he is portrayed in the media, his life as a student and his year abroad on safari in Africa, with his father's regiment in Belize, with Raleigh International in Chile, and, closer to home, working as a farm hand near the Highgrove estate. Ending with a discussion of the future of the monarchy and how William's determined and independent personality might affect his role and the institution itself, this rich biography incorporates both known and lesser-known facts (from people who have had contact with William and specialists in various fields: fashion designers, psychiatrists, and friends from his year abroad). Written by one of the world's leading experts on the Royal Family, William is an indispensable companion to our future monarch's 'coming of age'.