Turning 40 is definitely a big milestone! However, instead of holding a large party, Duchess Kate will have a small intimate celebration with close friends and family to mark her special day.
Royal author Duncan Larcombe told the Mail on Sunday, “There are likely to be low-key celebrations for the Duchess. She didn’t want anything flashy anyway, that’s not exactly her thing, but particularly given the current climate anything is likely to be scaled down.”
Duncan said: “Kate and William are not the sorts to go away to celebrate on their own and leave the kids at home.
“I think the same will apply to Kate’s birthday as it does to Christmas – it will be low key and it will be focused entirely on the family.”
“I think we can expect Kate to be deliberately modest, with no fuss and the emphasis firmly on her family.”
And per tradition with all royal birthdays, Kate’s 40th is likely to be marked by the release of a new birthday portrait by Kensington Palace.
In honour of her special day last year, they posted a stunning photo of the Duchess taken during a previous royal outing, wearing a floral face mask, navy coat and matching gloves.
Taking to Twitter and Instagram to express her gratitude, Kate also wrote about how the pandemic has affected many people’s birthdays, just as their lives.
‘Thank you for your kind wishes on The Duchess’ birthday. Birthdays have been very different in recent months, and our thoughts continue to be with all those working on the front line at this hugely challenging time’, the caption declared.