Kensington Palace said the photo was taken by a private and unnamed photographer during a short holiday last autumn
A picture released by Kensington Palace shows a very happy Prince William grinning widely on Father’s Day, just days before he turns 40. Photo shows William seated between Prince George, eight, and Princess Charlotte, seven, with Prince Louis, four. sit on his shoulders. Kensington Palace said the photo was taken by a private, unnamed photographer during a short holiday last autumn. It was taken during a family vacation in Jordan.
William’s wife, Kate, lived in Jordan for three years when her father, Michael, was transferred to the capital, Amman, for his job with British Airways in May 1984. At that time she was two and her sister Pippa eight months old. William described Jordan as a “beacon of hope” during an official visit to the country in 2018. she spent three years here as a child,” he said.
Ahead of William’s birthday on June 21, one of his friends told the Daily Mail: “He just loves being a father and having a solid family around him. Having kids always puts things into perspective… Whatever happens “at work,” he needs to go home and be a “normal” person for the sake of his kids, which has made him more comfortable with the reality of his other life.
The images certainly made an impact on social media, who loved seeing the prince happy and smiling with his children. “The Cambridges are really living their best life and they are sooooooo cute about it,” wrote one user on Twitter. “Happy Father’s Day to a great father and future king. Your children are indeed blessed to have someone in their life as awesome as you are. Hope you enjoy your day,” wrote another. One user said: “It shows on their faces how much they love their father and it shows on Prince William’s face how much he loves being their father. Happy Father’s Day.”
I’m literally dying at how cute this photo of Prince William with the kids is,” said one user, while another wrote, “Absolutely love this new photo of Prince William with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – thank you for being you shared it! Wishing Prince William and all the dads/granddads out there a very happy Father’s Day – I hope it’s a happy one!” One user said: “Amazing. Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers celebrating today! Cambridges, you are such a spirited bunch! Especially little Diana (P. Charlotte & P. Louie)”. “I love this photo. So lucky for you for starting the family you missed growing up. Happy Father’s Day!!” wrote one user.