Kate Middleton shares playful new pic of Prince William and their kids for his 42nd birthday

Kate Middleton publicly celebrated Prince William’s 42nd birthday with a playful new picture.

On Friday, the Princess of Wales posted a photo of her husband jumping into the air during a beach trip with their three kids.

The Prince of Wales wore a navy hoodie and pink board shorts in the sweet snap as he held hands with Princess Charlotte, 9, and Prince Louis, 6.

Kate Middleton posted a new picture for Prince William’s birthday. Getty Images
The sweet snap was taken at the beach. princeandprincessofwales/Instagr
The Prince of Wales held hands with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Samir Hussein/WireImage

Prince George, 10, made up the end of the chain, holding onto his younger brother.

The photo was taken last month by Middleton in Norfolk, England, Kensington Palace confirmed to People.

“Happy birthday Papa, we all love you so much! Cx,” Middleton, 42, gushed on her social media accounts. “📸 The Princess of Wales, 2024.”

Middleton took the photo herself. Zak Hussein / SplashNews.com
She shared a similar photo over the weekend for Father’s Day. The Prince and Princess of Wales/X

Her family members were all smiles in the social media upload, with their outfits noticeably differing from the similar shot she shared on Father’s Day over the weekend.

That photo was also taken at the beach as William and his children stood with their arms around each other, backs to the camera.

“We love you, Papa. Happy Father’s Day 💕 G, C & L,” she captioned the picture. ““📸 The Princess of Wales, 2024.”

The 42-year-old is currently battling cancer. Getty Images
She shared her diagnosis in March. Getty Images

The royals have been having a rough year as Middleton was diagnosed with cancer following abdominal surgery in January.

At the time, she stepped back from public duties — which led to rampant conspiracy theories about her absence.

Middleton revealed her health struggles in March and explained her delay in sharing.

On Saturday, Middleton made her first public appearance in months. Zak Hussein / SplashNews.com
She attended Trooping the Colour. ZUMAPRESS.com

“It has taken us time to explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis in a way that is appropriate for them and to reassure them that I am going to be OK,” she said.

Middleton made her first public appearance on Saturday for Trooping the Colour — and the outing took “a toll” on her, royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight two days later.

“The princess has this sort of swan-like quality about her,” she noted on Monday. “She’s sort of gliding on the surface, but beneath the water, I think often she’s paddling quite frantically.”