Prince William almost had a completely different first name, according…

Prince William, also styled the Duke of Cambridge, is currently second-in-line to the throne.

The nation has watched him grow up and witnessed many milestones in his life, from the tragic and untimely death of his mother to the joyous event of his marriage to Kate Middleton.

Yes, the British people have a special relationship with both William and his younger brother, Prince Harry.

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But did you know he almost had a completely different first name? Well, that’s the claim of a Royal Family biographer.

Robert Lacey wrote in PEOPLE magazine that Prince William’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, suggested the name we all know him by. However, it’s said the Duke of Cambridge was nearly called Arthur instead.

Lacey, the author of the biography Battle of Brothers, said: “Diana, Princess of Wales hypothesizedv a more strong name — William, as in ‘William the Conqueror,’ victor of the famed Battle of Hastings in 1066.”

The prince’s complete name is William Arthur Philip Louis and this was announced to the world by Buckingham Palace on June 28, 1982.

Philip was a sweet nod to the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles’ father. The name Louis, meanwhile, lives on in the form of William’s youngest child and second son.

William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge have three children, the eldest being Prince George, who is eight, and Princess Charlotte, six.

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