On Tuesday, Prince William paid a visit to Babcock Vehicle Engineering to learn about the company’s important role during the COVID-19 pandemic, when they created a new prototype of ventilators. And while there, he shared some details about Princess Charlotte’s 6th birthday party.
Prince William was introduced to some of the 289 staff in the workshops and spoke to engineers who fit blue lights, sirens, computers, radios and other specialist equipment to police cars.
Chatting with Jenna Jackson, the company’s lead HR business partner, he revealed that his family had spent the bank holiday weekend, and Charlotte’s birthday on Sunday, at their country home in Norfolk.
Prince William said: “She had a lovely day, thank you.
“Last year it was her birthday in lockdown but this year we were able to have one other family over. They grow up very fast. It was great fun.”
Although the Cambridges spent Princess Charlotte’s birthday in private, they marked her day with royal fans by sharing a new photograph.
In the photo, Charlotte can be seen flashing a smile at the camera while dressed in a beautiful floral print dress.
Like most of the pictures of the Cambridge children, the photo was taken by Kate earlier this weekend at Anmer Hall.
Earlier, today, Prince William cut the ribbon and opened Aston Villa’s new state-of-the-art high performance centre at Bodymoor Heath.
The Duke, keen Aston Villa fan,is president of the Football Association (FA) and took over the role from his uncle, the Duke of York, in 2006.
A spokesman for Aston Villa said: ‘The Duke was given a tour of the new building before hearing more about the Aston Villa Foundation’s Community Outreach and Support programmes, meeting representatives from initiatives like Villa Vision, TeamWork and Villa Kitchen.