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This Happened — June 21: Prince William Is Born

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, was born on this day in 1982 at St Mary's Hospital in London, United Kingdom.

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Who are Prince William's parents?

Prince William is the eldest son of King Charles III, and the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

What was Prince William’s childhood like?

Being in the royal family meant that Prince William grew up in the spotlight. His life was constantly under public scrutiny, and his activities, milestones, and personal experiences often made headlines. This level of attention required a balance between maintaining privacy and fulfilling royal duties.

Where does Prince William stand in the line of succession to the British throne?

Prince William is currently first in line to succeed his father, King Charles, who took over the throne after the death of William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Who is Prince William’s wife?

Prince William married Catherine Middleton, now known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, on April 29, 2011. They have three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

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Migrant Lives

A Train Journey With Bengal Migrants Looking For A Living Far Away

Finding a seat on the Karmabhoomi Express is close to impossible. A closer look at why so many migrant workers travel on it, and out of Bengal, offers a grim picture.

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The Karmabhoomi Express runs from Kamakhya to Mumbai in a 3 day journey.

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Joydeep Sarkar

WEST BENGAL — Welcome aboard the 22512 Kamakhya-LTT Karmabhoomi Express — a metaphor, if any, of the acuteness of Bengal’s unemployment problem.

It is 10.28 pm at north Bengal’s Alipurduar Junction and the crowd has swollen to its peak. This is when the Karmabhoomi Express appears at the station. It is bound for Mumbai. Finding a seat on it is close to impossible. It is always chock full and there are always hundreds struggling to get a spot in the unreserved general compartment.

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