Just-married British Prince William, a helicopter search and rescue pilot in the Royal Air Force, turned 29 years old on June 22, 2011 and celebrated his birthday at work because he was on duty at a base off the coast of Wales.
Next month, the handsome prince will travel to Canada and the United States on his first official overseas trip as a married man. During this journey, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very busy with charity events, speeches plus the laying of wreaths and military displays. However, they also experience “second romantic honeymoon” with campfires and a canoe trip in the wilderness.
Now, let's take a look at Prince William’s 29-year life in pictures.
Prince Charles and Princess of Wales, Diana, leave St Mary's Hospital in London with one-day-old William Arthur Philip Louis. Prince William, born on June 22, 1982, is second in line to the throne
One of the first photos of Prince William in 1982
Princess Diana helps her nearly 10-month-old son, Prince William, stand up at the start of a tour in New Zealand on April 18, 1983
Prince William and Prince Harry play the piano in Kensington Palace with their mother. Diana made every effort to ensure that her sons experienced a normal childhood
Prince William, 7, and Prince Harry, 4, watch the Beating Retreat Parade at Kensington Palace in June 1989
Prince Charles skis with his sons, Princes William and Harry in Klosters, Switzerland on Feb. 18, 1994. In 2009, Prince William returned to the resort with his then-wife, Kate Middleton
Prince William shakes hands with an enthusiastic crowd during a family visit to Canada on Oct. 27, 1995
Prince William, 15, sits next to his mother in a family photo after his confirmation into the Church of England at Windsor Castle on March 9, 1997
Prince Charles and Prince William meet the press at Charles' Highgrove residence in Gloucestershire on Sept. 29, 2000
Prince William, 21, poses on a pier at St. Andrews in Scotland on May 28, 2003
Prince William helps Joyce Middleton pack items bound for the tsunami-stricken Maldives at a Red Cross depot in Warmley, England on Jan. 7, 2005
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla pose with their children on the day of their marriage in April 2005 at Windsor Castle (From left to right Prince Harry, Prince William, Prince Charles and Camilla, Laura Parker Bowles and Tom Parker Bowles)
Prince Charles and his two sons, Princes Harry and William, arrive for a service in memory of Diana on the 10th anniversary of her death on Aug. 31, 2007
Prince William and Kate Middleton attend a press conference in St. James's Palace on Nov. 16, 2010, after they announce their engagement
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, kiss on the balcony at Buckingham Palace on April 29, 2011 after their wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Their wedding is considered as one of the most extravagant in royal history