The Queen has reportedly
given permission for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to host a
joint 40th birthday party at one of her royal residences, according to
the Daily Mirror.
William has been given
the go-ahead to throw the bash at his grandmother’s Windsor Castle home or at
Sandringham Estate later this summer.
His wife Kate will also be
included in the celebrations after her own 40th party plans in
January were cancelled due to rising Covid cases.
No further details have been
reported, but it’s understood the Queen, 96, will decide whether to attend on
the day of the party due to her ongoing mobility issues.
The royals usually mark
milestone birthdays in a special way. One such lavish bash was the Dance of the
Decades party at Windsor Castle in June 2000 to celebrate Prince Andrew’s 40th
birthday, Princess Anne’s 50th, Princess Margaret’s 70th and Prince William’s
The couple are reportedly hosting a joint 40th birthday party this summer
William turned 40 on Tuesday,
with Kensington Palace releasing three photos of the future King to mark the
occasion. He was pictured selling copies of The Big Issue on the
streets of London to highlight homelessness, an issue he was first introduced
to by his mother Princess Diana and something he has been particularly
passionate about since his younger years.
Writing in The Big Issue,
William shared: “I have always believed in using my platform to help tell
those stories and to bring attention and action to those who are struggling.
“I plan to do that now
I’m turning 40, even more than I have in the past. So, for my part, I commit to
continue doing what I can to shine a spotlight on this solvable issue not just
today, but in the months and years to come.
“And in the years
ahead, I hope to bring George, Charlotte and Louis to see the
fantastic organizations doing inspiring work to support those most in need –
just as my mother did for me.”