Prince William turns 29: A celebration of his birthday via photos


Prince William,speaking at a June 9 charity dinner in London, a couple of weeks before his 29th birthday. (Arthur Edwards/AP)

Prince William celebrates his 29th birthday today. And while he’s only spent about three decades on the planet, he’s lived a pretty full life.

In honor of this occasion — because, you know, Prince William has not stood at the center of any significant occasions at all this year — it seemed appropriate to celebrate William via a series of pictures.

So Prince William, this is your life. Or at least your life based on a handful of photos that I pulled from the Post archives.

Prince William in December of 1982, at roughly six months old, enjoying some play time with his mom and dad:


(AP)

A young Prince William, having a laugh with his mom and a decidedly less amused Prince Harry.


(LIFETIME TELEVISION)

The young prince in September of 1995, at age 13, on his first day at Eton College with his family:



(JOEL ROBINE/AFP)

William chats up some children in July of 2004 during the opening of a fountain in London’s Hyde Park that was created in honor of his mother:


(NICOLAS ASFOURI/AP)

Chatting with cousin Zara Phillips at the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. (Best part of this photo: the “Hey, baby” body language on Prince Harry):


(POOL/REUTERS)

Onstage at Wembley Stadium with Prince Harry and Elton John during the July 1, 2007 Concert for Diana:


(Getty Images/GETTY IMAGES)

Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton (now the Duchess of Cambridge) on their wedding day in April.


(Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)

The Duke of Cambridge and his Duchess, at that June 9 charity event in London:


(Alastair Grant/AP)

And Prince William in uniform, in a photo taken back in April. He is reportedly spending his birthday at work in his role as a Royal Air Force helicopter pilot:


(ANDREW YATES/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.

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