New pictures mark Duke of Cambridge’s 38th birthday and Father’s Day

The Duke of Cambridge smiles as he is surrounded by his three children in new pictures marking both his birthday and Father's Day.

William turns 38 on Sunday, and was pictured at his Anmer Hall mansion on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, where he has been staying with the Duchess of Cambridge, and their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

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File photo dated 23/07/13 of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, with their newborn son, Prince George of Cambridge. William and Kate are celebrating their ninth wedding anniversary. The PA news agency take a look at their time together over the years.
File photo dated 02/05/15 of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London, with their newborn daughter The Princess of Cambridge. Princess Charlotte celebrates her fifth birthday today.
File photo dated 23/04/18 of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their newborn son outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London. Prince Louis of Cambridge, who is celebrating his second birthday on Thursday, was born on patriotic St George???s Day in 2018.
File photo dated 08/06/19 of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Prince Louis, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, on the balcony of Buckingham Place as they watch the flypast following Trooping the Colour ceremony. The military parade has marked the official birthday of the sovereign for more than 270 years.
File photo dated 19/05/18 of Princess Charlotte and the Duke of Cambridge leaving St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
File photo dated 23/04/18 of the Duke of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte arriving at the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London where the Duke's third child was born. Princess Charlotte celebrates her fifth birthday today.
File photo dated 21/07/17 of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, departing from Hamburg Airport on the last day of their three-day tour of Germany. William and Kate are celebrating their ninth wedding anniversary. The PA news agency take a look at their time together over the years.
File photo dated 17/07/17 of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at Warsaw's Chopin Airport with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The royal family has been facing its own Megxit crisis, but life post-Brexit for the Windsors will mean their roles as ambassadors, charged with maintaining and strengthening ties to Europe and beyond, will be more crucial than ever.
File photo dated 29/09/16 of the Duchess of Cambridge holding Princess Charlotte and Prince George being held by the Duke of Cambridge with an entertainer at a children's party for Military families at Government House in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada. The British royals have a strong bond with Canada, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will live, in part, as they transition into their new lives.
File photo dated 05/09/19 of Princess Charlotte waving as she arrives for her first day at school with her brother Prince George and her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The PA news agency looks back at what the royal children have been up to throughout 2019.
The Duke of Cambridge and The Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte after attending the Christmas Day morning church service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk.
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and the Duchess of Cambridge leaving the Queen's Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis after Prince Louis's christening at the Chapel Royal, St James's Palace, London.
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In one image taken by Kate, William and his three youngsters sit on a tree-swing posing for the camera, and in another the light-haired brood clamber on top of their father as he lies grinning on the ground.

William, who is second in line to the throne, is just one of a number of royals who have celebrated birthdays during lockdown.

William and his three children pose on a swing (The Duchess of Cambridge/PA)

The Queen turned 94 and also marked her official birthday, the Duke of Edinburgh turned 99 earlier this month, while Louis turned two in April and Charlotte reached age five in May.

The royals have stayed apart during the pandemic, and are scattered around the country at their various homes.

William, a future king, has kept himself busy during the crisis with royal video calls, and in the past week, stepping out for the re-starting of physical royal engagements – albeit with social distancing as a key element.

The duke is the most senior royal in line to the throne who is not considered most at risk of coronavirus because of his age.

The monarch is in the high-risk category, and the Prince of Wales is 71, although Charles has already caught and recovered from the Covid-19 illness.

The duke is also apart from his brother the Duke of Sussex, who is living in Los Angeles after quitting the monarchy for a freer life and the ability to earn his own money.

Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales was born second in line to the throne at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, at 9.03pm on June 21 1982.

He weighed 7lb 1 1/2oz and was the first born son of heir to the throne Charles and the Princess of Wales.

At just nine months old, he accompanied his parents on their six-week official visit to Australia and New Zealand, a move which was a break from royal tradition.

His mother Diana, who separated from Charles in 1992, died in a car crash in 1997.

He was just 15 and Harry 12, and the brothers walked behind the princess's coffin during a funeral procession through London.

👏 Thank you to all our incredible key workers! #ClapForOurCarers

Ahead of the nation showing their appreciation for our tireless key workers, The Duke joined #Blackadder's General Melchett @StephenFry for some video call fun on #TheBigNightIn@ComicRelief | @BBCCiNpic.twitter.com/eUfAtFWIuT

— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) April 23, 2020

William met Kate Middleton at St Andrews University in Fife, Scotland, and the pair wed in 2011 after dating for more than eight years.

He was made the Duke of Cambridge by his grandmother the Queen on the morning of his wedding.

The couple welcomed their first child George – also a future king – in 2013, followed by Charlotte in 2015 and Louis in 2018, and the family has been pictured together during the coronavirus crisis, joining in with the clap for carers.

William has opened up about his life in lockdown, in a variety of calls with charities, saying the success of his family meals depend very much on "what's on the table".

At his first face-to-face meeting with the public in months when he met ambulance crews in Norfolk on Tuesday, he confessed he was looking forward to being able to go to the local pub for a pint when it was allowed.

He also joked: "I'm worried about the waistline of the nation as well, with all the chocolate and cakes.

"I've done a lot of baking at home. Chocolate goes down very well."

Kate has revealed they have had "ups and downs, probably like lots of families" and she found keeping to a strict regime had helped, but home schooling had been challenging.

In recent years, the duke has focused his work on mental health, particularly trying to break the stigma surrounding men's mental health and harnessing the power of football to do so.

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