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:
Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton (now the Duchess of Cambridge) on their wedding day in April.
The Duke of Cambridge and his Duchess, at that June 9 charity event in London:
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: