LONDON — Happy birthday, Prince William!
According to The Associated Press, the Duke of Cambridge, who is second in line to the British throne and the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, rang in his 40th birthday Tuesday.
Other members of the royal family took to social media to send well-wishes to the future king and father of three. Prince Charles and wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, were the first to acknowledge the occasion, sharing four photos of William on their official Twitter account.
“Wishing The Duke of Cambridge a very happy 40th birthday!” the post read.
Wishing The Duke of Cambridge a very happy 40th birthday! 🎂🎈 pic.twitter.com/lV709IUivH— The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (@ClarenceHouse) June 21, 2022
The queen’s account followed with nine tweets detailing the prince’s accomplishments over the years.
“Happy Birthday to The Duke of Cambridge,” the thread began. “As the second in line to the throne turns 40, learn more about His Royal Highness.”
🥳 Happy Birthday to The Duke of Cambridge!— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 21, 2022
As the second in line to the throne turns 40, learn more about His Royal Highness 🧵👇 pic.twitter.com/9WXk7kBiT9
🎓 His Royal Highness graduated from St Andrew’s University in June 2005 with a 2:1 Master of Arts (Honours) in Geography.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 21, 2022
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall attended his graduation. pic.twitter.com/NQgeE5lgo4
🚁 In 2009, he began training as a Search and Rescue pilot.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 21, 2022
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. pic.twitter.com/XxnZUmNObk
🚁 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. pic.twitter.com/ZVujSOJIB5— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 21, 2022
🌎 His Royal Highness now undertakes a number of charitable activities and projects, with a particular focus on the environment, young people & mental health.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 21, 2022
He also carries out public and official duties in support of The Queen, in the UK and overseas: https://t.co/EUD80AxbWs pic.twitter.com/4G74aLwm6b
– The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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