The Duke of Cambridge has released a heart-warming Father’s Day photograph of him laughing with his children during a family holiday.
Prince William is pictured with his arms around Prince George, eight, and Princess Charlotte, seven, while four-year-old Prince Louis sits on his shoulders.
“Wishing a Happy Father’s Day to fathers and grandfathers across the world today!” he said in a Twitter post accompanying the image.
Australia marks Father’s Day on the first Sunday on September, but many nations, including Britain, marked it on June 19.
Wishing a Happy Father’s Day to fathers and grandfathers across the world today! pic.twitter.com/dNPJqvjHDy
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) June 18, 2022
Kensington Palace said the photograph was taken in Jordan in the northern autumn of 2021.
The prince and his children are pictured with a rocky, sand-coloured backdrop. William is smiling widely while the children have cheeky open-mouthed grins.
The duke and his eldest son are wearing casual, khaki-coloured outfits, and the younger children are dressed in navy and white tops.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children appear in high spirits, similar to Prince Louis’ mischievous antics at the platinum jubilee pageant, which won the hearts of the nation.
Louis pulled faces as he sat on the laps of members of his family to watch the show.
He let out a howl and clapped his hands over his ears on the Buckingham Palace balcony during a Royal Air Force flypast, as his “Gan Gan” the Queen sweetly told him what was happening.
The Cambridges also used a photograph from Jordan for their official Christmas 2021 card.
The image showed William sitting on a gold pouffe next to Kate Middleton. Their two eldest children sat next to them, while Louis sat on what appeared to be a sheepskin rug at his mother’s feet.