Happy 40th birthday Prince William! Relive his adorable royal crawlabout in New Zealand

Publish Date
Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 10:01AM

It's hard to believe, but the Duke of Cambridge is celebrating his 40th birthday today!

The world has watched as Prince William grew from his debut as a newborn baby in his mother's arms outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, to his role as a family man and future king.

So in honour of the birthday boy, we're throwing it back to April 23 1983, when the second in line to the throne delighted media and royal fans by crawling for the cameras and playing with a Buzzy Bee on the lawn of Government House in Auckland.

With his mum and dad looking on in adoration, it's easily one of our favourite clips of William.

Happy birthday William!