The Royal Family

The Reason Why Prince William Birthday This Year Will Be Extra Special

On June 21st Prince William will be celebrating his 39th birthday, however this year it might be more special than usual.

This Monday UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson came out with his latest announcement that all lockdown restrictions in the UK will be lifted on June 21st-if the virus rates continue their downwards trajectory.

He confirmed that starting with the 21st of June all legal limits on social contact will be removed, with weddings, festivals and work conferences being allowed to transpire without restrictions. Nightclubs will also be allowed to reopen. So perhaps the royal will decide to go clubbing to celebrate these two special things happening that day?

Prince William and Kate celebrate 9th wedding anniversary
Prince William and Kate share a kiss at the Balcony at Buckingham Palace

This year Prince William has lots of other celebrations also. He and his wife Kate will be celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary on April 29th. The couple said their vows ten years ago in 2011 at Westminster Abbey, and since then have welcomed three wonderful children to their family; Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and the youngest Prince Louis, 2.

The royal family also has a big celebrating coming in June, with Prince Philip celebrating his landmark 100th birthday on June 10th. The Duke of Edinburgh is currently in the hospital, having been admitted to King Edward VII’s hospital in London a week ago as a “precautionary measure” after he was feeling unwell.

Reports say that his condition is fine, with him walking there unaided and that there is no need for concern.

On Monday, during his first in-person engagement of 2021, Prince William gave an update on his grandfather’s health. The royal was asked about his 99-year-old grandfather by royal photographer Arthur Edwards, with the royal simply replying with a wink: “Yes, he’s ok, they’re keeping an eye on him.”

Prince William visit the vaccination centre at King's Lynn Corn Exchange in Norfolk

This was during the Duke’s visit to the vaccination centre at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange in Norfolk, where he met with staff and volunteers that have been hard at work during the global health crisis. He thanked everyone for their efforts and sacrifices, especially now when they are helping with the vaccine rollout.

William, who already had the virus himself in April, asked vaccinator Debbie Rudd, 50, whether the patients were nervous, adding: “I’d be at the front of the queue if I could, just to prove that it’s OK, but I have to wait my turn.”

The royals have also started with the vaccination, with the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall being among the first to receive it.

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