The Duke of Cambridge celebrates his 40th Birthday on Tuesday, 21 June 2022 but will celebrate with a joint party with his wife, Catherine, later this year.

The Duke of Cambridge turns 40. Photo: The Royal Family

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the royal couple to cancel the Duchess of Cambridge’s 40th birthday plans in January and Queen Elizabeth is said to grant permission to celebrate in style at either Windsor Castle or at Sandringham with other members of the Royal Family.

Prince William and seller Dave Martin recently spent an afternoon in London streets selling copies of The Big Issue to help provide homeless people with a chance to earn an income.

The Duke continues to carry out official duties on Queen Elizabeth’s behalf as he hosts investitures at Buckingham Palace, visits towns and cities in Britain and abroad, welcomes visiting Heads of State during Official State Visits, the Order of the Garter at Windsor and Trooping the Colour.

Both The Duke and Duchess have increased their workload in recent years to support Queen Elizabeth, especially as she is unable to carry out official engagements due to her age and mobility.

He married Miss Catherine Middleton on 29 April 2011 in a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey, with over 36 million people worldwide watching the event on TV or via YouTube whilst one million lined the streets in London to see the bridal couple.

They have three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

The Duke and Duchess are based at Kensington Palace and spend time at their country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk.

Happy Fathers’ Day! Prince William with his children, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and Prince George during a family holiday to Jordan in 2021. Photo: The Royal Family

A Prince is Born

The Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales’s eldest son Prince William Arthur Philip Louis was born at 9.03 pm (local time) at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.

Buckingham Palace posted a bulletin on the gates announcing the birth, including details of his weight at 7 pounds 1½ ounces (3.218kg).

Since birth, Prince William has been second in the line of succession to the British throne, following his father, Prince Charles.

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