16 Throwback Pictures of Prince William In Honor of His 37th Birthday

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, is now 37 years old and second in line to the throne after his father, Prince Charles.

In honor of his birthday, we’re taking a stroll down memory lane with pictures of Prince William throughout his life.

Below is Prince William as a baby sporting a white and blue ensemble that looks similar to outfits his sons, Prince George, 5, and Prince Louis, 1, have been seen sporting on various occasions.

Prince William as a baby
Prince William at Kensington Palace. |Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

Here’s Prince William sitting on a blanket in the grass with Prince Charles during their official visit to New Zealand in 1983. It appears Charles is trying to show his son a feather.

Prince Charles and Prince William
Prince William is seen with his father, Prince Charles, during their 1983 official visit to New Zealand, in April 1983 in Auckland, New Zealand. | Anwar Hussein/Getty Images

Prince William sits alongside his younger brother, Prince Harry, and his mother, Princess Diana, at a piano inside their home at Kensington Palace.

Diana, Princess of Wales with her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, at the piano in Kensington Palace
Diana, Princess of Wales with her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

It looks like Prince William is waving to something or someone in the sky — maybe an airplane? — along with Prince Harry and Princess Diana on July 18, 1986, in the garden of Highgrove House in Gloucestershire, England.

Also, who knew Prince William was once a fans of the Dallas Cowboys?

Princess Diana with Prince Harry and Prince William
Princes William and Harry with their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

Here’s a family portrait of Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Prince William, and Prince Harry along with an adorable family pet at their Kensington Palace home.

Judging by the way Prince Charles has his arms around his sons and the expressions on the boys’ faces, they probably didn’t want to sit still long enough for a picture to be taken.

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales at home in Kensington Palace with their sons Prince William and Prince Harry
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales at home in Kensington Palace with their sons Prince William and Prince Harry. | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

Check out William’s adorable blue overalls with matching striped t-shirt. He’s looking at a TV camera in May of 1984 during a photocall with his parents in the gardens of Kensington Palace.

Prince William with video camera
Prince William looking at a TV camera | Pool/Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images

Prince William is an animal lover. Throughout his 37 years, he’s been photographed will all manner of animals.

Here he is walking a dog on a leash at a polo match.

Prince William and dog
Prince William at in Cirencester walking a pet dog at a polo match. | Georges De Keerle/Getty Images

Then his pony named Smokey.

Prince William and pony
Prince William and his pony, Smokey. | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

And lambs.

Prince William and a lamb
Prince William examining sheep at the organic farm which is part of the estate at Highgrove his home in Gloucestershire. |Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

On September 5, 1991, Princess Diana left London’s Wetherby School with Prince William after dropping off Prince Harry. They coordinated outfits with William in a red polo and Diana in a red pencil skirt.

Prince William and Princess Diana leaving William's school.
Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince William. |Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

Prince William’s youngest child, Prince Louis, recently had his first official royal engagement at Trooping the Colour. Below is a photograph of Prince William signing a guest book at his first official royal engagement.

Prince William at first royal engagement
Prince William | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

Now, we’re jumping ahead to Prince William’s college days at Eton. Below’s he’s sitting at his desk using his computer.

Prince William at computer
Prince William using his computer at Eton College Boarding School |Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

Here’s another more candid shot of Prince William in college, putting his socks back on after taking a walk on the beach in St. Andrews.

Prince William
Prince William putting socks on. | Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images

Not only is Prince William going to become the leader of the British monarchy one day but he can drive a tractor. He’s pictured driving a tractor during a visit to the Duchy of Cornwall estate.

Prince William driving a tractor
Prince William driving a tractor. | Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images

And he’s handy with a saw.

Below is a picture of Prince William making a wooden trash can during his Raleigh International Expedition in Southern Chile for the villagers of Tortel.

Prince William in Chile
Prince William during his Raleigh International Expedition constructing a wooden trash can. | Tim Graham Picture Library/Getty Images

Last but certainly not least, here’s a snapshot taken by the Middleton family, of Kate Middleton and Prince William on the day of their college graduation on June 23, 2005.

Kate Middleton and Prince William on the day of their graduation ceremony at St Andrew’s University in St Andrew’s on June 23, 2005, in Scotland. | The Middleton Family/Clarence House via GettyImages