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Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 06/21/2011

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:


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


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

Princes William, Harry and Charles, on the day of Princess Diana’s funeral in September of 1997:

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:


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):


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:


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