Carole Middleton hints at party ahead of daughter Kate Middleton's 40th birthday

Carole Middleton
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Carole Middleton has dropped the biggest hint yet that she is preparing to party ahead of her daughter Kate Middleton's 40th birthday.

Carole Middleton has revealed plans to celebrate in January with her family as she marks the double birthday month.

The businesswoman, who runs Party Pieces - which specialises in party decorations and supplies - will know the best way to mark a milestone birthday.

And while Kate might be planning to let it slip by with a low-key celebration, her mother Carole has revealed she has other ideas.

Carole uploaded her first snap of 2022, captured by photographer Liz Mcaulay and she captioned it, 'It’s no surprise I‘ve learned to love January; it’s the start of a new year and time to get healthy habits in place and birthday month for me, so there is every good reason to celebrate with loved ones!'

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Carole, whose 'perfectionist' parenting prepared Kate for royalty from childhood, has previously shared her key preparations for a big birthday.

She uploaded a snap of her balloon collection and captioned it, 'BIG birthday coming up?✨ Make a statement with our new deluxe balloon bunches! They include number balloons, a personalised balloon for you to write your own message on and three complementary balloons to create the wow factor. Arriving fully inflated on a day of your choosing, our balloons offer a fuss-free setup with maximum impact.'

And she also described the big 4-0 as being "40 and fabulous 🍾" as she urged her followers to "mark their special day and make them feel truly special with a celebration at home to remember."

While the Cambridge's might not be planning to go out and party, there could well be a surprise breakfast at home as Carole has previously promoted her breakfast/brunch scene for an extra special birthday morning.

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Fans have been quick to send their good wishes.

One fan wrote, 'Wishing you and your beautiful daughter Catherine a wonderful birthday this month 🎉❄️☃️ from Canada 🇨🇦'

Another put, 'Sharing your birthday month with Catherine 🎂💕💕❤️'

And a third supporter added, 'Happy birthday Carole. Also a BIG Happy 40th birthday to Catherine, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. 🎂 🎁 ❤️'.

Party Pieces shared how to make a confetti balloon bouquet on YouTube so people can create their own memorable birthday decorations.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)