Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, just turned 40 on Sunday February 9. For the occasion, the official Twitter account “The Royal Family” published four touching photos of the Duchess alongside Queen Elizabeth II. The caption of the photo series reads: “Let’s wish the Duchess of Cambridge a very happy 40th birthday today”. The first photo shows Prince William’s wife seated to the right of Her Majesty, the Queen of England. The photo was taken during a 2012 engagement according to ET Online. The second photo is part of a series of photos taken on the occasion of the military parade, “Trooping The Color” from 2016. The photo freezes a scene where the Duchess is carrying Princess Charlotte in her arms.
In front of her stands Prince George while her husband Prince William is just to her left. To the left of William, the Duke of Cambridge, stand his grandmother and the Duke of Edinburgh. The third photo is another photo of Kate sitting alongside the Queen. The fourth photo shows Her Majesty the Duchess of Cornwall and Kate Middleton in front of a cake. This is a photo from the Big Lunch Initiative event on June 11, 2021. Other photos posted by Kensington Palace on January 8 also marked the Duchess of Cambridge’s 40th birthday.
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, looks stunning in three official photos of her 40th birthday
It is the famous Italian photographer Paolo Roversi who is at the origin of these three magnificent pictures unveiled to mark the birthday of the Duchess. These photographs, taken at Kew Gardens, according to Kensington Palace, will be part of the collection of the National Portrait Gallery. The Duchess of Cambridge gives a subtle nod to the mother and grandmother of her husband, Prince William. In a black and white photo, Kate displays earrings that belonged to Lady Di. The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, is pictured in a white Alexander McQueen dress. In the third photo, she is seen wearing a pair of Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond earrings, 95.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and her 40th birthday © Instagram