Admiral Arthur Phillip (1738 - 1814) was the first Governor of New South Wales, and founder of the settlement which became Sydney. Phillip sailed with the First Fleet, as Governor-designate of the proposed British penal colony of New South Wales. In February 1788, he selected its location to be Port Jackson (now Sydney Harbour)
Arthur Phillip by Francis Wheatley Date painted: 1786 Oil on canvas, 90.2 x 69.2 cm Collection: National Portrait Gallery, London - Phillip spent his whole career in the Navy, as an officer and as a naval spy. After many campaigns and expeditions, he landed in Australia at Port Jackson in January 1788 where he founded the first convict settlement, which later became the city of Sydney.
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On April 29, 2011 Miss Catherine Elizabeth Middleton married HRH Prince William Arthur Phillip Louis at Westminster Abbey in London. Hours prior to the event, he was informed that he would be created Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, and Baron Carrickfergus. She will be known as HRH Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. When in Scotland she is known as HRH Catherine, Countess of Strathearn and in Ireland as HRH Catherine, Baroness Carrickfergus.