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Prince William Turns 29, Celebrates by Going to Work

June 21, 2011


Prince William
Prince William

Prince William celebrated his 29th birthday today -- or rather didn't celebrate, because he was on search-and-rescue duty at his base in Anglesey, off the coast of Wales, according to

Prince William may even have to pull a 24-hour shift, palace officials confirmed.

Maybe the the prince and his bride, Kate Middleton, are waiting to celebrate in California when they go next month.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are due to visit California July 8-10, after a seven-city tour of Canada, according to the

The royal couple is expected to spend at least one night at a new 7,500-a-night presidential bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel -- known as the "Pink Palace."

It will be the first time that Kate has ever visited the United States and the first time William has visited the continent in an official capacity.

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