He’s been in the spotlight his whole life, so you’d think that Prince William would be inured to an intrusiveness press. But just as he struggles with living in the public eye yet retaining his privacy, he is also attempting to redefine royalty for the 21st century. He watched his mother – a Cancer, as is he– struggle with her role. She was frequently quoted as being determined to equip her sons with the emotional foundation to cope with the limelight that she lacked, and judging by his chart, she achieved her goal. However, with Mercury, key to his mind, in inquisitive Gemini and superbly aspecting both the clever Uranus and practical Saturn, he’s both bright and his own man. When he reached 18, he opted not to adopt the formal trappings of royalty – the bowing and deferential titles. Planets in the most philosophical angle of his chart indicate that he’s a thinker, like his father, Prince Charles. But it’s the dazzling Neptune on his ascendant that indicates not only that he’s inherited his mother’s glamour, he got what it takes to achieve his goals.