canada africa partner reservation Prince William shares sad message on wife Kate Middleton’s birthday – here’s why

Prince William shares sad message on wife Kate Middleton’s birthday – here’s why

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The Prince of Wales shared a rare personal tweet on X, in both English and Welsh



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<p> Prince William and Kate Middleton view floral tributes left at the entrance to Queen Elizabeth’s Norfolk estate, Sandringham House, on September 15, 2022.” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2 /vPq4Qb7uKnB3r4_2PNHNOw–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MA–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/people_218/f53fe1da407720debdee06c60e794ccd”/></p>
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Prince William and Kate Middleton view floral tributes left at the entrance to Sandringham House, Queen Elizabeth’s estate in Norfolk, on September 15, 2022.

Prince William interrupted Kate Middleton’s birthday with an emotional message.

On Tuesday, the Prince of Wales, 41, posted a tribute to Welsh rugby legend JPR Williams, who died on Monday aged 74.

“There was no one like him on the rugby field. A true @WelshRugbyUnion great, my thoughts are with the family and friends of JPR Williams,” Prince William wrote in English and Welsh X on Tuesday, his wife’s 42nd birthday. The royal signed the message “W,” using his first initial to indicate that the note came directly from him.

The Welsh Rugby Union honored Williams, who was best known by his initials, as ‘one of the greatest Welsh players of all time’. His death was announced on Monday by the Bridgend Ravens, a team he played for and was club chairman of. until his death, The Associated Press remembered “his fearlessness and reckless attacking style” on the field in the 1970s, where he played at international level for Wales and the British Lions during the “golden age” of Welsh rugby.

Related: Kate Middleton was wished a happy birthday by King Charles with a new behind-the-scenes photo from the coronation

In a statement to the BBC on Monday, the Williams family said: “JPR died peacefully today at the University Hospital of Wales, surrounded by his loving wife and four children, after a short illness, while bravely battling bacterial meningitis. The family hereby requests privacy. difficult time.”

Prince William often uses the official King Charles’ eldest son became vice-royal patron of rugby union for one of his first public roles in 2007 and was promoted to patron in 2016, taking over the position previously held by Queen Elizabeth.

King Charles also used his first speech as sovereign to name William the Prince of Wales, the traditional title for the male heir to the throne, following the death of Queen Elizabeth in September 2022.



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<p> JPR Williams during the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 8, 2023.” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/eM2y2662dwrsfMKt6P8eVg–/ YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MQ–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/people_218/c108de82c332a82e1e0dd1f71ac90ac0″/></p>
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JPR Williams at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on July 8, 2023.

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Prince William has since supported the team in the stands many times and took his eldest son, Prince George, 10, to the Wales-Argentina Rugby World Cup quarter-final in France in October 2023. The father and son matched in navy blue suits with red ties. , and William affectionately let George take the lead in greeting officials.



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<p> Benoit Payan, Mayor of Marseille greets Prince George and William, Prince of Wales and Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union on October 14, 2023.” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/xX7W68jeHCuaYI4z4Z .38A–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MQ–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/people_218/b99932e7a51b58d1ad125740546216d7″/></p>
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<p> Benoit Payan, Mayor of Marseille greets Prince George and William, Prince of Wales and Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union on October 14, 2023.” src=”https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/xX7W68jeHCuaYI4z4Z .38A–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjt3PTk2MDtoPTY0MQ–/https://media.zenfs.com/en/people_218/b99932e7a51b58d1ad125740546216d7″ class=”caas-img”/><button class=

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Benoit Payan, Mayor of Marseille, greets Prince George and William, Prince of Wales and Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union on October 14, 2023.

While Princess Kate is spending her 42nd birthday privately, her plans will likely include plenty of family time as Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis’ school holidays come to an end for the Christmas holidays. Family time is also likely the reason Prince William and Princess Kate have yet to step away from royal duty in 2024, as the hands-on parents are known to scale back their royal schedules when their children are out of school.

King Charles and Queen Camilla were among the first to wish Kate a happy birthday on Tuesday, releasing a never-before-seen photo from their coronation day on May 6.

The photo, taken by royal photographer Chris Jackson, shows Kate with King Charles in a behind-the-scenes look at the historic day. The image, which also shows Prince Edward and Sophie, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, appears to have been taken at Buckingham Palace after the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

King Charles wears the Imperial State Crown, while Princess Kate wears a custom Jess Collett x Alexander McQueen headpiece with her Royal Victorian Order robes.

“Wishing the Princess of Wales a very happy birthday today!” the module was subtitled.

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