The British royal family once again makes use of social networks to share endearing moments. On this occasion, the reason is the 41st birthday of Prince William, Charles III’s firstborn.
Prince William’s birthday photo
In the image posted, the sovereign is seen sharing a sweet moment with his eldest son during coronation rehearsals at Westminster Abbey.
In the photo, William appears to be helping his father adjust his ceremonial attire with a relaxed and joyful expression.
“Wishing The Prince of Wales a very happy birthday today!” was the caption that accompanied the photograph.
The moment was captured by royal photographer Chris Jackson and shows Charles with a broad smile on his face.
The image captures a tender, spontaneous moment of complicity between father and son.
Wishing The Prince of Wales a very happy birthday today! 🎈
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 21, 2023
William at the coronation
William had a special role in Charles’ Coronation ceremony which took place on May 6.
According to British media reports, Charles III decided to dispense with the traditional act in which the royal dukes kneel to pay homage before touching the crown and kissing the monarch’s right cheek.
Instead, only Prince William, before kissing his father on the cheek, uttered the following words:
“I, William, Prince of Wales, pledge my loyalty to you and faith and truth I will bear unto you, as your liege man of life and limb. So help me God.”
Prince William’s new challenges
Before celebrating his birthday, Prince William gave his first interview since becoming heir to the throne. There, he revealed his commitment to tackling homelessness and announced plans to build social housing on his private estate.
The prince plans to unveil “a really big project” in his fight against homelessness, which will be unveiled later this month. Expressing his enthusiasm for this initiative to ‘The Sunday Times’ newspaper, he commented that he was very excited. “I’ve been waiting for the right time to do this”.
William is expected to have celebrated his birthday in an intimate way, having had a big party last year when he turned 40. The son of King Charles and Princess Diana was born in the Lido wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London at 9:03 p.m. on June 21, 1982.