The Duchess of Cambridge just turned 39 this Saturday. Despite not being able to celebrate together, the other royal family members send their best wishes and birthday cards to the Duchess. For example, The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh shared a sweet birthday tribute to Kate on social media.
The royal family’s social media account shared one photo with only Kate and another one with her and the Queen from The Chelsea Flower Show in 2019. The photos were accompanied by the following caption: “Wishing The Duchess of Cambridge a very happy birthday today! #HappyBirthdayHRH.”
Queen Elizabeth, 94, and her husband Prince Philip, 99, are staying at Windsor Castle at the moment during England’s third lockdown, where they also spent the festive season. Prince William and Kate, along with their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, also spent Christmas by themselves at their country home in Norfolk, Anmer Hall.
The last time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were reunited with the Queen was at Windsor Castle in December, after the two senior royals went on a UK-wide royal train tour. After their short and by the protocols meeting, Prince William was captured sweetly saying goodbye to his grandmother. At the engagement, they also thanked local key workers for their efforts.
The Duke also had one in-person outing with the monarch in Salisbury in October, when the two of them visited the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory.
The first lockdown was tough for everyone, even the royals, but back in April, during an interview with the BBC, William and Kate revealed that they had been keeping in touch with family members using video calls.
The Duchess said to the Duke at the time: “I think your father [Prince Charles] and my parents and our families and things like that have really loved keeping in touch with the children because it’s really hard. It gets a bit hectic, I am not going to lie, with a two-year-old.”
They also revealed a sweet fact about Prince Louis, saying that they have somewhat run into some problems with the video calls, with William adding: “For some reason, he sees the red button and he always wants to press the red button.” Well, tech support can’t help there.
Kate is the eldest child of Carole and Michael Middleton, being the older sister to Pippa and James Middleton. She met with William while they were at the University of St Andrews and began dating around 2003, with their official engagement coming seven years later in 2010.
They finally tied the knot at Westminster Abbey in April 2011, with the couple celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. They sure have many reasons to celebrate these last 10 years.