London (dpa) – Prince William, second in line to the British throne, celebrated his 38th birthday in private on Sunday, which was also Father’s Day

Kensington Palace tweeted a new photograph of William with his three children: Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 5, and 2-year-old Prince Louis.

It said William’s wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, 38, took the picture earlier this month.

William is second in line to succeed his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, 94. His father Prince Charles, 71, is first in line.

 

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He is the eldest son of Charles and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in a car crash in 1997.

On his Clarence House Twitter account, Charles posted a photograph, also taken by Kate, of William with his arm around his shoulder.

“Wishing a very happy birthday to the Duke of Cambridge today!” it said, using another of William’s official titles.

 

Buckingham Palace also wished William a happy birthday on Twitter, posting Kate’s photograph of William and his three children on a swing.

William served in the British armed forces for seven and a half years in his 20s, training as a helicopter pilot.

In recent years, he has raised his profile as a supporter of mental health, homelessness, conservation and other charities.

Author: ANA Entertainment