Prince William marks Father's Day with King Charles in huge break from tradition

King Charles and Prince William

William marks Father's Day with King in huge break from tradition

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin


Published: 16/06/2024

- 09:14

Updated: 16/06/2024

- 11:26

The Prince of Wales shared a lovely tribute to the King on Father's Day

Prince William marked Father's Day with King Charles in a huge break from tradition.

The Prince of Wales took to social media with a throwback photograph of himself and his father, taken before Prince Harry was born.


William captioned the post: "Happy Father’s Day, Pa. W."

The photograph was taken on June 12, 1984, shortly before Prince William's second birthday.

King Charles and Prince William

William marks Father's Day with King in huge break from tradition

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In the picture, a young Prince William could be seen playing football with King Charles, then the Prince of Wales.

William's choice to share this photograph on Father's Day, two hours before a photograph with his own children, marked a huge change in tradition.

It was not until 11am that the Prince of Wales finally shared a picture with Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, nine, and Prince Louis, six.

Prince William and King Charles

Prince William and King Charles playing football in 1984

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Royal fans loved the photograph shared by Prince William, replying to the post on social media in droves.

One said: "Happy Father's Day to the royal Pa! Here's to all the wonderful #RoyalDad moments and memories."

Another wrote: "Cute photo Happy Father's Day to everyone celebrating."

Similarly, someone posted: "Aw such a lovely picture. Happy Father's Day to His Majesty and to you too, Your Royal Highness!

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince William normally shares a new photograph with his three children on Father's Day

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King Charles and Prince William

King Charles photographed beside his eldest son Prince William earlier this year

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"You are such a wonderful, loving dad and it's always beautiful to see you with your kids!

"You were born for this role too and I hope you will have the most special day."

A royal watcher commented: "Aww lovely photo. I hope you have a lovely day with your family, happy Father’s Day."

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