On January 9th, the Duchess of Cambridge received birthday wishes from members of the royal family on social media as she celebrated her 40th birthday.
On the official Instagram account for the Royal Family, a series of images of Kate with Queen Elizabeth, her family, and other royal members were shared along with a sweet message, “Wishing The Duchess of Cambridge a very happy 40th birthday today!”
Her father-in-law, Prince Charles, and Camila, Duchess of Cornwall wished Kate a happy birthday on the Clarence House official Instagram.
The pair shared several images of Kate with the caption, “Wishing The Duchess of Cambridge a very happy 40th birthday today!”
It was reported that Kate spent her milestone birthday privately amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, she celebrated her birthday in her country home, Anmer Hall, with a tea party hosted by Prince William and her children.
Last week, Kensington Palace released three stunning new portraits of the future queen, which will be part of a permanent display at the National Portrait Gallery. The photos were taken in November at London’s Kew Garden by photographer Paolo Roversi.
The first image showcases Middleton in a black and white setting, staring off into the distance in a stunning chiffon gown, wearing diamond and pearl earrings, which belong to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.
In the second image, Middleton is beaming as she flaunts a dramatic sleeve on a single-shoulder red satin dress. For jewelry, she wears diamond earrings from Queen Elizabeth’s collection.
And the final photo shows the royal in a white ruffled dress, smiling directly at the camera.
Expressing her gratitude to everyone who wished her a happy birthday, she delivered a personal message on her Twitter and Instagram accounts, “Thank you for all of your very kind birthday wishes, and to Paolo and the National Portrait Gallery for these three special portraits.”
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