Prince Charles pays royal tribute to Prince William on his 40th birthday

Prince Charles paid tribute to his son Prince William on his 40th birthday.

Others in line for the British throne are celebrating a turning point, and his father – who also has Prince Harry, 37, with the late Diana, Princess of Wales – and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were among those who sent their good wishes. future king.

A tweet on Clarence House’s Twitter account read: “I wish the Duke of Cambridge a very happy 40th birthday!”

The note is accompanied by a series of pictures of William over the years, including a cute black-and-white shot of his 73-year-old father holding his firstborn as a newborn.

Queen Elizabeth also shared the message via the Royal Family’s official website, along with several facts about her grandson.

The first tweet began: “Happy birthday to the Duke of Cambridge!”

Another detail of his birth reads: “Prince William Arthur Philip Louis is the eldest son of the Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales.

“He was born on March 21, 1982, at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London. A bulletin placed on the gates of Buckingham Palace announced that it weighed 7 lb 1 1/2 oz. ”

Birthday messages arrive after it was revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be holding a joint party on the occasion of their 40th birthday later this summer.

William is postponing larger celebrations for now, and instead, he and his wife – whose birthday plans were affected by the coronavirus pandemic in January – will join forces for more fun later in the summer.

The couple plans to follow the tradition of “celebrating their significant birthdays in style” by collaborating on their celebrations and were given the green light to invite people to Windsor Castle or the Sandringham estate to the post.

However, according to the Daily Mirror newspaper, the queen will not confirm whether she will join her family at the party until the day of the party due to constant mobility problems.

When Catherine turned 40 earlier this year, she had an intimate celebration with friends and family at her home in Anmer Hall in Norfolk amid concerns about the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

At the time, a source said: “There will probably be quiet celebrations for the Duchess. She didn’t want anything dazzling anyway – that’s none of her business – but especially given the current climate, everything is likely to diminish. “

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 2: (LR) Prince Louis of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge watch RAF aircraft on the balcony of Buckingham Palace 2 during the Parade .June 2022 in London, England.  The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is celebrated from 2 to 5 June 2022 in the UK and the Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's inauguration on 6 February 1952 (Photo by Chris Jackson / Getty Images)
Camera iconPrince Louis, Catherine, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William watch the RAF spring on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Color parade. credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

A similar big party was held in Windsor in June 2000, when William turned 18, Prince Andrew turned 40, Princess Anne turned 50, and the late Princess Margaret turned 70.

Meanwhile, for the first time, William’s birthday will not be marked by the waving of Union flags over government buildings.

Instead, only the Queen and Charles – first in line for the throne – will have the honor this year.

The decision is believed to have been made in an attempt to save Prince Andrew from embarrassment after numerous councils across the country said they would not abide by the flag-waving protocol on his birthday over his now-settled lawsuit with Virginia Roberts. , who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was 17, which he denied.

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