How Kate Middleton spends her birthdays – despite not being fussed by the celebration

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  • Kate Middleton is said to be against big birthday celebrations but she will have a cake, much to the delight of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

    Kate Middleton celebrated her birthday this week and like many of us she marked the occasion with birthday cake, despite not being overly fussed by the occasion.

    Although no official royal celebrations took place to mark Kate’s big day, Kensington Palace did share a picture of the duchess thanking people for their kind messages.

    According to a royal aide that spoke to Vanity Fair, Kate celebrated her 37th birthday ‘privately’ with her family at Kensington Palace with a tea party in the afternoon.

    The source added: ‘Kate’s not into big birthday celebrations, but [Prince] George and [Princess] Charlotte adore birthday cake, so there will be a special tea party at the Palace with candles and presents.’

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    Kate might have toasted turning 37 with a glass of fizz as last year Kate was pregnant with her third child, Prince Louis and wouldn’t have been able to drink!

    Prince George and Princess Charlotte were back to school and nursery this week, which is perhaps why full celebrations were not in swing until the afternoon.

    Prince William had a royal engagement in the morning and joked that he hadn’t forgotten his wife’s birthday.

    While at an event for the London Air Ambulance Charity William picked up cards for Kate as well as a few treats for the kids.

    As William was given a hand-made card he said: ‘Well done for remembering. I did remember this morning, so that was okay!’, which was met with laughter from the audience.

    William looked very impressed by the card made by Arielle, Omri and Alma and praised the children’s handwriting.

    The father-of-three didn’t give any other details about his wife’s birthday celebrations but we hope the family had a lovely time!

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