Kate Middleton Rings in 38th Birthday Amid Royal Family Drama
Kate Middleton turned 38 and her birthday comes a day after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made a shocking announcement. Her birthday celebrations were clearly overshadowed
It’s been a busy week for the Royal Family and it seems that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have stolen the limelight after dropping a shocking announcement, whereby they plan to step down as senior members of the royal family. The shock announcement was made on social media via their official Instagram account. The palace was quick to respond and the Queen has held an emergency meeting to come to a solution for the couple. The statement from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge came the night before Kate Middleton’s 38th birthday. Not cool!
Kate Middleton was all set to ring in her 38th birthday on Jauary 9 which was of course over shadowed by this breaking piece of news, courtesy Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. While news of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry spiraled out of control, Kensington Palace broke away from it all to commemorate the Duchess’s big day. Kensington Palace released a never-before-seen picture of Kate Middleton which is gorgeous to say the least.
The photograph, which appears to have been captured back in 2018 by royal photographer Matt Porteous shows a candid Kate Middleton, clad in a wooly sweater, a pair of skinny jeans and a jacket over the outfit. It is speculated that this photograph was taken at the same time as the Cambridge’s 2018 Christmas card shoot took place.
Matt Porteous took to his Instagram account to share the same picture to wish the duchess. He is the same photographer who also took Prince Louis' christening shots, Prince George's birthday snaps and the family's Christmas cards in the past years.
On behalf of Kate Middleton, Kensington Palace also penned a thank you tweet for all the birthday wishes she received. “Thank you everyone for all your lovely messages on The Duchess of Cambridge’s birthday!” the post said with a lovely picture of the duchess.
Other royal family accounts also wished the duchess at a time when the royal family is going through much drama.
Wishing The Duchess of Cambridge a very Happy Birthday. pic.twitter.com/RETtpGqhjo— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) January 9, 2020