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A low-key birthday fit for a future king

PRINCE William will celebrate his 30th birthday tomorrow in a "low-key" and "private" fashion, St James's Palace has said.

William has been busy this week on a course connected with his work as an RAF Search and Rescue Force pilot.

He will take time out to mark the milestone, although it appears he is not planning a big event.

A St James's Palace spokesman would not give any details about the birthday, only saying: "He'll be spending it in a low-key, private fashion."


His wife Kate, who turned 30 in January, is almost certain to be behind any events that are planned, and also has the tricky job of finding a present for her husband.

It is likely that a few close friends will be invited to the occasion which could be a quiet meal at their home in North Wales.

William's 30th birthday is an important milestone for the royal who could one day be king.

The duke is a happily married man who wed Kate, his university sweetheart, last year.

Irish Independent