Why Kate Middleton has two major reasons to celebrate this week

Kate Middleton will be celebrating two milestone family events this week

Kate Middleton has two major reasons to celebrate Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 17, 2022 in Ascot, England.
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Kate Middleton will be celebrating two huge milestone family events this week with both her husband and her parents.


The first big celebration for Kate this week is Prince William’s 40th birthday, for which the Queen has given the green light for a joint birthday party for both William and Kate. 

The joint celebration comes after Kate, who turned 40 in January, opted for a low-key gathering due to Covid-19 concerns.

The Queen reportedly wants the couple to celebrate ‘in style’ with a party at either Windsor Castle or Sandringham later this summer.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the racing from the Royal Box as they attend day 4 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 17, 2022 in Ascot, England.

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Prince Charles delighted royal fans by sharing an adorable baby snap of Prince William to mark his special day, with the Queen also posting a lovely tribute to her grandson. 

No doubt the parents of three will also have enjoyed a family day for William’s actual birthday on June 20th - with Kate also gearing up to celebrate another personal family milestone.

It turns out that this week also sees Kate’s parents, Michael and Carole Middleton hit their 42nd wedding anniversary! 

The couple married on the 21st of June 1980 and welcomed baby Kate just two years later in 1982. The romantic occasion will be in safe hands with Kate’s mother, as she owns her very own party decoration company - Party Pieces! 

Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton attend day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 14, 2022 in Ascot, England.

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Their love story is likely a great source of inspiration for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as they two marked 11 years since they tied the knot themselves in April 2011, saying their 'I dos' in a lavish ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London over a decade ago. 

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.