Britain is set for a year full of royal celebrations as 2022 will see the Queen celebrate her Platinum Jubilee and Prince William turn 40.
Plans are already in place for Her Majesty’s milestone event – and we get the day off! – but what’s in store for William?
The Duke of Cambridge’s birthday falls on June 21 and according to a royal expert, a joint celebration is in the pipeline thanks to his thoughtful grandmother.
Christopher Andersen, author of The Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan told Us Weekly: “The Queen has a big thing planned for [William] and he is going to throw something as well.
“There will be big parties again, if Covid allows anything like that to happen.”
The Duke, 39, was involved in a ‘low-key’ party thrown for Kate Middleton’s 40th on 9 January.
It was the job of William, Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte to pick their favourite birthday portraits of Kate to be released. And they chose well, as royal fans were delighted with the snaps.
William will be sharing his birthday bash, too. as the Cambridges are reportedly planning to host a joint 40th birthday party this summer at their Norfolk residence, Anmer Hall.
Kate’s friends have spoken out about her love of dancing and dressing up for cocktails. Plus, Kate’s mum Carole Middleton is an expert party planner so she’s sure to pull out all the stops.
Big changes are also on the horizon for the royal couple, who currently hold the titles of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
When Prince Charles becomes King, he will pass on his title of Prince of Wales to William and Kate will become Princess of Wales.
The change will be bittersweet for William, as the title belonged to his mother Princess Diana.
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A source told The Telegraph: “I’m sure it’ll be a bit of a bittersweet moment. This is her [Diana’s] son and his wife, so in some ways it will be coming full circle – but it will also be a poignant reminder of what we all lost.”
Another source told Sunday Times Magazine: “The Cambridges' continue to make the Queen and the UK proud as many look up to them for comfort in the 'future of the monarchy'.”
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