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Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla lead tributes to Prince William on his 40th birthday

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall have lead the tributes to Prince William on his birthday.

The Duke of Cambridge turns 40 today, July 21.

The official Twitter account for Clarence House tweeted four photos of William this morning to mark his milestone birthday.

They wrote: “Wishing The Duke of Cambridge a very happy 40th birthday!”

The Royal Family Twitter account also tweeted a new photo of the father-of-four to mark the occasion, and wrote: “Happy Birthday to The Duke of Cambridge!”

In a thread, they added: “Prince William Arthur Philip Louis is the elder son of The Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales. He was born at 9.03pm on 21 June 1982, at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London.”


“His Royal Highness graduated from St Andrew’s University in June 2005 with a 2:1 Master of Arts (Honours) in Geography. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended his graduation.”

“Following university, Prince William went to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as an Officer Cadet. After completing his 44-week training course, he was commissioned as an Army Officer in December 2006 and joined the Household Cavalry (Blues and Royals).”

“In 2009, he began training as a Search and Rescue pilot. Following various skill-based training exercises and exams, Flight Lieutenant Wales, as he was known in the RAF, joined C Flight, 22 Squadron at RAF Valley in Anglesey in September 2010 as a Search and Rescue Pilot.”

They continued: “On 29 April 2011, Prince William married Miss Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London. They were given the titles ‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’ by The Queen on the day of their wedding.”

“After leaving operational duties with the Armed Forces, The Duke retrained to become an Air Ambulance Pilot and worked for East Anglian Air Ambulance from March 2015 until July 2017.”

“The Duke and Duchess have three children, Prince George (born 2013), Princess Charlotte (born 2015) and Prince Louis (born 2018).”

They concluded the thread by writing: “His Royal Highness now undertakes a number of charitable activities and projects, with a particular focus on the environment, young people & mental health. He also carries out public and official duties in support of The Queen, in the UK and overseas.”


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