‘Where are the pictures?!’ Prince William faces birthday backlash from upset royal fans


PRINCE WILLIAM has faced backlash for his birthday after royal fans express their upset with no official picture released to mark the occasion.

The Royal Family Twitter and Instagram account posted a selection of photographs of Prince William with the caption: “Happy 40th Birthday to The Duke of Cambridge!”

“Prince William Arthur Philip Louis is the elder son of The Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales.

“He was born at 9:03pm on 21 June 1982, at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London.”

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Prince William’s post to mark his birthday disappointed fans (Image: Getty)

It concluded: “A bulletin, placed on the gates of Buckingham Palace announced that he weighed 7 lb 1 ½ oz.”

The photos included one of William in a suit at a recent event, an old photo of the Prince as a child scratching his head, and a series of photographs with William throughout his life with the Queen.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall’s post to mark the celebration said: “Wishing The Duke of Cambridge a very happy 40th birthday!”

Alongside which there were four photographs which featured Charles holding baby William, the father and son on a ski lift, the royal family on the balcony and a recent picture of the pair laughing together in the countryside.

Another said: “Not even a photo to celebrate the future king’s 40th birthday?” again posting alongside two crying emojis.

Others defended the Prince saying: “Please don’t belittle the photos that PW [Prince William] decided to share, they have a lot of meaning for him, and I don’t deny that I would love to see a new photo, but these that he shared are very, very close to his heart, in that case those are invaluable.”

The majority of fans were replying with well-wishes and not forgetting to mention William’s late mother, who never made the milestone birthday after tragically dying aged 36 in a car crash.

Donna Kendig said: “Happy Birthday William! Your mother would be so very proud of the man you’ve become. Many blessings to you, your beautiful wife, and your dear children. May God keep you all safe, healthy, and happy.”


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