Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2, did everything possible to give their mom a good time on her 39th birthday.
For many people, the joy of doing something special for their dear mothers on their birthdays used to be an exciting affair when they were kids. It's the day when we get to shower our moms with affection, cook for them, and get them a cute present. We might have experienced it or might have done this for our moms, so we know how special it feels.
One royal mama had a fun time on her birthday when her kids gave her a similar birthday present. Kate Middleton, who turned 39 on January 9, 2021, spent the day at home with family because of the lockdown restrictions.
Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 5, and Prince Louis, 2, did everything possible to give their mom a good time on her 39th birthday. Prince William and her kids hosted a tea party for the Duchess of Cambridge at their country home, Anmer Hall in Norfolk, according to People. "At the end of the day, she's in training to be a future Queen, but honestly you would never know it," a source close to Middleton previously told People. "If you go round to her house, you get a cup of tea, and it's often William who makes it! It's a lovely, welcoming house, not a fancy, stuffy palace in any way."
Usually, the 39-year-old celebrates her birthday on the weekend closest to it and invites her best friends and family — including her parents, Carole and Michael. In 2020, she entertained William's childhood friend Tom van Straubenzee and his wife Lucy Lanigan-O'Keeffe, James Meade and his wife Laura, neighbor and longtime pal Sophie Snuggs, and her husband Robert.
They also went to St. Mary Magdalene Church with Queen Elizabeth. However, none of that is possible this year as the U.K. is under a major lockdown due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Her kids' school remained closed even after the holidays, so they could be there with her.
Meanwhile, other family members wished the mother-of-three on the special day. "Happy Birthday to The Duchess of Cambridge!" read one post from Clarence House, the office of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. The Queen's official royal family Instagram account shared a photo of Middleton and it was captioned, "Wishing The Duchess of Cambridge a very happy birthday today!"
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's own Instagram account shared a photo of her wearing a floral face mask, navy coat, and matching gloves. She thanked royal fans for their "kind wishes". "Birthdays have been very different in recent months, and our thoughts continue to be with all those working on the front line at this hugely challenging time," they said, as per Hello! Magazine.
The family of five has lived in their Anmer Hall home since Christmas because of the pandemic. Middleton must be taking a break from homeschooling her children on her special day. Of late, the royal couple hasn't had an easy time. They faced some backlash after Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s principal private secretary implied that they ignored nationwide travel restrictions so they could do their cross-country train tour. However, Kensington Palace has denied that the royal couple flouted restrictions, as per Express UK.
A spokesperson for the Cambridge royals said the couple stuck to Scottish Government guidelines during the train tour. They said in a statement "the same guidance we gave last month" ahead of the Cambridge tour "still stands." They further added that the "Duke and Duchess were traveling for work purposes and all rules were fully adhered to. The trip was planned in consultation with the UK, Scottish, and Welsh Governments."