Kate Middleton Took a Picture of Prince William's Kids Literally Tackling Him With Love for His Birthday

For Prince William's 38th birthday and Father's Day, the royal family shared a new, never-before-seen photo of the Cambridge kids and their dad at play.

  • This weekend is doing double duty for Prince William, who is celebrating Father's Day and his 38th birthday on Sunday. 
  • To celebrate the special occasions, Kensington Palace shared several new photos of the father of three with all of his kids—Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.
  • Kate Middleton personally took all three of the photos, the latest of which is a candid look at Will playing with his children.

Today is a big day for Prince William (opens in new tab). Not only is it Father's Day (which is, obviously, a big deal for the dad of three), but it's also the royal's 38th birthday. This weekend, the Cambridge family has been celebrating these dual special occasions in a very appropriate way—with new photos of Will and his kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis (opens in new tab).

On Saturday, the official Kensington Palace Instagram account shared a super cute new portrait of Will (opens in new tab) posing with all three Cambridge kids on an old-fashioned tree swing. Kate Middleton (opens in new tab), who has always been passionate about photography and typically takes her children's official birthday portraits (opens in new tab), took the picture.

"Thank you everyone for your very kind wishes on The Duke of Cambridge's birthday today! 🎂 🎈," Kensington Palace captioned a new post with two photos of Will and his three children. The second photo in the set was revealed to royal fans on Saturday, thanks to Daily Mail  (opens in new tab)royal correspondent Rebecca English (opens in new tab), who shared the picture on Twitter (opens in new tab). The first, however, was brand new and might actually be the cutest of all of the new pictures.

The adorable photo which, like the other two, was snapped by, Kate, shows Will being literally tackled with love by all three of his kids at once. The playful picture is also one of the most candid photos of royal parenting (opens in new tab) the world has ever had the chance to see.

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