The Queen’s generous 40th birthday present to Prince William revealed

The Queen has reportedly given permission for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to host a joint 40th birthday party at one of her royal residences, according to the Daily Mirror.

William has been given the go-ahead to throw the bash at his grandmother’s Windsor Castle home or at Sandringham Estate later this summer.

His wife Kate will also be included in the celebrations after her own 40th party plans in January were cancelled due to rising Covid cases.

No further details have been reported, but it’s understood the Queen, 96, will decide whether to attend on the day of the party due to her ongoing mobility issues.

The royals usually mark milestone birthdays in a special way. One such lavish bash was the Dance of the Decades party at Windsor Castle in June 2000 to celebrate Prince Andrew’s 40th birthday, Princess Anne’s 50th, Princess Margaret’s 70th and Prince William’s 18th.