Hanging with dad: Prince George and Princess Charlotte join Prince William at Sandringham for Father’s Day

Siblings Charlotte and George pictured with their dad, Prince William. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)
Siblings Charlotte and George pictured with their dad, Prince William. (PHOTO: GALLO IMAGES / GETTY IMAGES)

It’s a day when dads are celebrated by their kids and the Duke of Cambridge got to enjoy loads of Father’s Day fun with his two eldest children, George (7) and Charlotte (6) yesterday. 

William, who celebrates his 39th birthday today, and the kids spent part of their Sunday at the queen’s Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England, where they helped start the Run Sandringham half marathon.

The little prince and princess counted down with their dad as runners made their way to the start of the off-road event in which participants can either run a half marathon, 5km or the community mile around Sandringham Estate, the queen’s winter residence. 

Wills addressed the participants and the royal trio, all sporting shades of blue, were seen cheering runners on. The Duchess of Cambridge and their youngest, Louis (3), skipped the day event which raises funds for charities such as the East Anglian Air Ambulance for which William was once a pilot, as well as the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice. 

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"We were really pleased Prince William and the children came over and it was so good of them to give up their time. I think they really enjoyed the race,” said race director Aaron Murrell. 

To honour the special fathers in their family, the duke and duchess also shared a tribute post of a collage of pictures on social media. Sweet images of William and their kids, Kate with her father Michael Middleton on her wedding day, Prince Philip with his great-grandchildren and Prince Charles with a young William and Harry in 1990 were included. 

“Wishing fathers everywhere a happy Father’s Day,” the post was captioned. 

The royal family celebrated their first Father’s Day without Prince Philip who died aged 99 in April. They commemorated the special day with nostalgic photographs of the duke on their social feeds along with other special fathers in their lives. 


The social-media accounts of the queen and Prince Charles also shared pics of William for his birthday.

The official Royal Family Instagram page posted a snap of the birthday boy and Kate looking happy on their recent trip to Edinburgh, along with the message, “Wishing the Duke of Cambridge a very Happy Birthday.” 

Prince Charles, meanwhile, posted a pic of Wills standing on Buckingham Palace balcony with Kate and the kids and an adorable pic of a six-month-old William balancing on his dad’s knee. 


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