Prince William Turns 29

Prince William Turns 29
Prince William

updated 06/21/2011 at 10:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/21/2011 10:15AM

He's celebrated his birthdays in the grand surroundings of Windsor Castle, and had surprise dinner parties organized by Kate during their courtship. So, what's in store for Prince William's first birthday as a married man?

William turned 29 Tuesday, and is spending it quietly in his new home of Anglesey, North Wales. Described as a "normal working week" for him, the Prince will be on duty as a search and rescue helicopter pilot.

For William and Kate, also 29, it is an important moment, regardless. "The past two months have been a very significant time in their lives, and ending this period with a Tour of Canada – a country so close to the Royal Family's heart – is truly fitting," the couple's private secretary says.





Meanwhile, Kate's putting her finishing touches to some of her plans, including her clothing that she'll need for 11 days of engagements in North America. Royal officials say she may be striking "private agreements" with designers to help build her tour wardrobe.

A spokesman for the couple adds that the Duchess "has a policy not to accept any free offers of clothing. We would never discuss the prices paid for individual items – these will remain private between the Duchess and the designers. She will not receive any special clothing budget for the Canada and California tour."

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