Prince William Shares Personal Message on Instagram & Signs it ‘W’

Prince William is stepping in for Queen Elizabeth while she’s getting some much-needed rest. The Duke of Cambridge is back to hosting in-person investitures today, according to a new post on Instagram.

On Tuesday, the 39-year-old royal held an Investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle. The father of three announced the news in a photo on social media, which he accompanied with a personal statement. “Pleased to be back doing investitures in person, celebrating people across the U.K. who have gone above and beyond for their country and community,” the post’s caption read. He simply signed the note, “W.”

According to the family’s official website, an Investiture is when someone who has been awarded an honor receives their award in person from the queen or another senior member of the royal family. The honoree (commonly known as the investee) accepts an invitation to a royal residence, usually Windsor or Buckingham Palace, to receive their insignia. ICYMI: Princess Anne held an investiture just last month.

Prince William wasn’t the only one excited about hosting the in-person event (since the pandemic began, the ceremonies have been mostly held virtually). Fans and followers filled the comments sections sharing their excitement for William’s return. One user wrote, “Yaay that’s wonderful! I can’t wait to see the pictures and learn more about the amazing people being honored today,” while a second added, “What a fantastic day to be back in the office for you Sir.”

We’ll be waiting for official photos.

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