Prince William celebrates 42nd birthday with tributes from family

Princess Kate shared a photo on Instagram to celebrate, while King Charles also posted a throwback photo.

Pop Culture & Art June 21, 2024
Prince William appears with his children Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Prince George in a new photo released for his 42nd birthday. PHOTO: THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES/INSTAGRAM

Prince William turned 42 on Friday, June 21st, and received an outpouring of love from his family on social media.

Princess Kate, 42, shared a photo on Instagram featuring William jumping in the air while on the beach with their three children, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 9, and Prince Louis, 6. The photo, taken by Kate in Norfolk, England last month, captured the family's playful spirit and close bond.

"Happy birthday Papa, we all love you so much! Cx," the Princess of Wales captioned the post.

King Charles also joined in the birthday wishes, sharing a black-and-white photo on the royal family's Instagram Stories. The heartwarming image shows a young Charles holding a baby William, who is laughing and perched on his father's lap.

This birthday tribute follows another special message sent by George, Charlotte, and Louis to their dad for Father's Day on Sunday, June 16th. The photo, also taken by Kate, depicted the family enjoying a beach day together. The caption, "We love you, Papa. Happy Father’s Day 💕 G, C & L," marked the first time a social media post had been signed by the royal siblings.

William reciprocated his father's Father's Day wishes with a throwback photo of himself as a child playing in the garden with Charles. The heartwarming image captured a tender moment between father and son.


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