As of 2020, Prince William is second in line to the British throne and is the elder son of the Prince of Wales, Charles, and the former Princess of Wales, Diana who died tragically in a car crash. If you look closely, you’ll notice he has a gnarly forehead scar that hasn’t always been there, but how did he get it?
Prince William got his scar in 1991 after accidentally facing a blow to the head by a fellow student wielding a golf club which resulted in a skull fracture that was operated on thereby causing his “Harry Potter” scar.
Read more below about Prince William’s Harry Potter scar and learn some quick-fire facts about the Prince.
Harry Potter Scar
Each year in the developed world 100 million patients acquire scars, some of which cause considerable problems, as a result of 55 million elective operations and 25 million operations after trauma (according to NCBI). No scars ever fully disappear; however, given enough time, scars have the ability to fade significantly so they’re barely visible.
On June 3, 1991, William was admitted to Royal Berkshire Hospital after being accidentally hit on the forehead by a fellow student with a golf club. He did not lose consciousness, but suffered a depressed fracture of the skull, and was operated on at Great Ormond Street Hospital, resulting in a permanent scar.
In 2009, he described this scar a “Harry Potter scar”. He said: “I call it that because it glows sometimes and some people notice it, other times they don’t notice it at all”.
Quick-Fire Facts About Prince William
I bet there are many things you don’t know about Prince William, especially if you haven’t been following the British royal family in a while because you’re way too engrossed in the latest American politics. Not to worry – I’ve compiled a short list of five facts about Prince William on your behalf, stay tuned to learn more.
1. Prince William served in the military
In December 2006, he completed 44 weeks of training as an officer cadet and was commissioned in the Blues and Royals regiment. In April 2008, he qualified as a pilot by completing pilot training at Royal Air Force College Cranwell. He underwent helicopter flight training in early 2009. His service with the British Armed Forces ended just four years after in September 2013.
2. He loves sports
William plays polo for charitable causes. He is a fan of football and supports Aston Villa. He became President of England’s FA in 2006, and vice royal patron of the Welsh Rugby Union in 2007. He also played water polo and is a motorcycle enthusiast.
3. The Prince and his wife live in Kensington Palace
As of 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge live in Kensington Palace, Apartment 1a, a four-story house that was once the home of the Queen’s younger sister, Princess Margaret. It has three kitchens, three-bedroom suites, a day and night nursery, and five reception rooms.
4. He is above average in height
The average height of a man in the US is 1.7m or 5ft5in. Whereas, Prince Harry is thought to be around 1.89m or 6ft 2 ¾.
5. He met his wife in college
Kate Middleton was one of William’s college flatmates and the pair began dating back in 2003, eight years prior to their spectacular wedding. She attended William’s passing-out parade at Sandhurst, which was the first high-profile event that she attended as his guest.