According to the Daily Mirror, the Queen has granted permission for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to throw a joint 40th birthday party at one of her royal residences.
William has been given permission to throw the party later this summer at his grandmother’s Windsor Castle home or at Sandringham Estate.
After her own 40th party plans in January were canceled due to rising Covid cases, his wife Kate will be included in the festivities.
The Queen, 96, is expected to decide whether or not to attend the party on the day of the event due to her ongoing mobility issues, according to reports.
The royals usually celebrate significant birthdays in a unique way. The Dance of the Decades party at Windsor Castle in June 2000, which commemorated Prince Andrew’s 40th birthday, Princess Anne’s 50th, Princess Margaret’s 70th, and Prince William’s 18th, was one such lavish event.
To commemorate William’s 40th birthday, Kensington Palace released three photos of the future King. He was photographed on the streets of London selling copies of The Big Issue to raise awareness of homelessness, an issue that he was first introduced to by his mother, Princess Diana, and which he has been particularly passionate about since his childhood.
William shared the following in The Big Issue: “I’ve always believed in using my platform to help tell those stories and to raise awareness and action for those who are suffering.
“Now that I’m 40, I intend to do it even more than I have in the past. So, for my part, I pledge to keep doing everything I can to bring attention to this solvable problem not just today, but in the months and years ahead.
“And, just as my mother did for me, I hope to take George, Charlotte, and Louis to see the fantastic organizations doing inspiring work to support those in need in the years ahead.”