Closed captioning of: Kate planning Prince William’s birthday party
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stepping out. an historic ceremony as they gear up for
's 30th birthday which will take place a little later this week.
it was another ancient ritual played out at
. three generations of royals in full regalia, including headgear with ostrich and herring plumes. a sector on the sidelines where this royal trio looking on, duchess of cambridge dazzling in a white dress but showing her flair for frugality. it was the same dress she wore at a different event last year. she brought back a more familiar sight, her trademark nude heels, a
from weekend wear where she spent time with innocent children. and settling down to a tasty treat around the campfire, kate clearly enjoyed a relaxed couple of hours after weeks of royal pageantry. her focus this week will be on william, who is turning 30 on thursday. kate has promised to throw a party, though it's reportedly going to be a moderate affair.
i think really this 30th birthday will be
, because he doesn't want to have some major celebration, a big lavish party while the rest of great britain and all of europe is suffering from austerity measures. it's been a year when royal approval ratings have soared. as the big birthday approaches
, who hasn't always been comfortable growing up in the public eye appears to be sellinging into his role and dealing with the growing expectations that are part of life as the king in waiting. whether he's helping out the queen in her royal duty or pursuing his own charitable passions, this interview today.
when you buy ivory, you are taking this from an animal that has been slaughtered. this decorative ornament in your home, is that what you desire and think is right in the world.
could help the monarchy survive and may well improve the best of both world. "today," nbc news, london.