Princess Kate Receives A Rare Birthday Honour After Being Scrapped
Happy 41ST Birthday Princess Kate!
To mark her birthday, the Princess of Wales received a very special honour. At 1pm on her 41st birthday, the bells of Wesminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate tied the knot in 2011, rang out in celebration.
This is a tradition which is strictly limited to the most senior members of the family, including King Charles, Queen Camilla, and Prince William.
The public ringing of the bells this year is a public recognition of the Princess’s significant role in the royal family, even though her birthday festivities are typically private gatherings.
Kate’s 41st birthday bell toll is particularly key as the honor was previously scrapped due to financial difficulties.
A spokesperson for Westminster Abbey said to HELLO at the time: “The Abbey bells can be heard ringing out before services and in celebration of church festivals. “The bells have also traditionally been rung to mark the birthdays of senior members of the Royal Family.
“Due to the financial challenges posed to the Abbey by the Covid-19 pandemic, and in consultation with Buckingham Palace, the bells will now ring only for the birthdays of HM The Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales”.
Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born on January 9, 1982, at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading to Carole and Michael Middleton.
There is no information about how Kate, the Princess of Wales will celebrate her birthday, but we believe that she’ll spend the evening with Prince William and their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, who will have spent the day in Lambrook in Berkshire.
Kate and her husband, Prince William, are expected to return to royal duties this week.