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Prince William’s life in pictures on his 34th birthday

We celebrate Prince William's 34th birthday with his life in pictures.
Prince William, prince George and young prince William.

The world has watched Prince William grow from the chubby-cheeked blond cutie into the man he is today – with a beautiful family of his own.

Through his first days at school, the death of his beloved mother, an meeting his wife Catherine – we look back on William’s life today on his 34th birthday.

At age 2, Wills was already posing for the press. Here he is looking cute in the garden at Kensington Palace on his birthday.

Doesn’t George look just like him?

Here the young prince is holding his Nanny’s hand as he leaves the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital after the birth of his brother, Harry. Little did the young Prince William know that one day he would be back in this very same wing for the birth of his own children.

This particular outfit was much much later worn by his own son, prince George at princess Charlotte’s christening.

Princess Diana drops William off at his first day of Mrs Mynor’s Nursery School in Notting Hill Gate on September 24,1985.

The prince waved, already aware of how a royal should act for his public.

The young Prince rides his pony, named Smoky, at his Highgrove home with his mother on July 18 1985.

His skills would later aid him in his Polo playing.

In 1987, William donned the cutest little uniform we have ever seen to head off to Wetherby School in London, on the 15th of January.

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Princess Diana and Prince William accompanied Harry on his first day at Eton in 1995, where Wills was already in attendance.

In 1997, tragedy struck the royals as Princess Diana was killed in a car accident in Paris.

Here, brothers William and Harry stand solemnly next to their father Charles at Diana’s funeral. The young boys were just 15 and 12.

In 1999, at age 17, Wills pulled up to Highgrove in a Ford Focus with L plates.

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Prince William on cover of Attitude magazine

Prince William was accepted to the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland, in 2001.

Less than a month before his 21st birthday, Prince William was pictured running along the beach near his university home, looking like the most eligible bachelor in the world.

But not for long! Kate Middleton caught Wills’ eye on during a student fashion show at the uni, modelling that famous sheer dress.

Here the couple are pictured at their graduation ceremony at St Andrew’s University on June 23, 2005.

Back in 2010, Prince William visited New Zealand and opened the Supreme Court in Wellington. He is seen here greeting Sir Paul Reeves, Former Governor General. This was his first official overseas visit for the royals.

When Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement on November 16, 2010, they posed for photographs in St James Palace. Kate looked beautiful and the world got a glimpse of the soon to be wedded royal couple.

In one of the most celebrated events of the 21st century, Prince William of Cambridge married Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey in 2010.

She became Her Royal Highness Duchess Catherine Middleton of Cambridge, and the world fell in love with the young couple.

In 2013, Catherine and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge left the same Lindo wing that Wills had visited baby brother all those years ago with their own son, Prince George.

In 2015, Princes George and William waved as they went back to the Lindo wing to welcome George’s baby sister, Princess Charlotte into the world.

Prince William, Prince George, Duchess Catherine and Princess Charlotte arrive at Charlotte’s Christening on July 5th 2015. If you take a look at George’s cute little outfit, it is exactly the same as the one his father wore to the birth of prince Harry, George’s uncle.

Here Prince William was at his first Trooping the Colour parade…

And here he and his family are now, at his daughter Charlotte’s first Trooping the Colour parade, his son George saluting, his grandmother the queen making a fashion statement and Prince William himself looking not too different from his 2-year-old self.

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Princess Charlotte steals the show at the Trooping of the Colour for the Queen’s 90th Birthday

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