On January 9, 2022, Kate Middleton will pass the 40th anniversary. The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, spent Christmas with family in privacy at their Norfolk home. Due to the restrictions imposed by covid-19, the celebration of his 40th birthday is also expected to be muted. So for her 40th birthday, Kate should plan a party with only family and close friends. Although her 40th birthday is an important passage, so there will not be a big party for the mother of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
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For Kate Middleton’s birthday last year, the storyline was pretty much the same. The Cambridges celebrated Kate’s birthday with the family. Prince William, 39, is said to have organized a tea party for the family of five at their country house in Sandringham, according to the Mirror. This year again, we shouldn’t expect a big flashy party. Besides, it’s not the Cambridge practice. “There will likely be low-key celebrations for the Duchess. She didn’t want anything flashy anyway,” a source told Mail on Sunday.
No bells for the 40th birthday of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton
According to tradition, Westminster Abbey rings the bells for the older members of the royal family. For the Duchess’s birthday this year, the bells will not ring. Westminster Abbey is forced to cut costs due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to Hello magazine, the bells will no longer ring for the birthdays of Princess Ann, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward or the Duchess of Cornwall.
The restriction also applies to the Cambridges and their children. The bells will only be heard ringing for the Queen and Prince Charles. “Due to the financial challenges posed to the Abbey by the Covid-19 pandemic, and in consultation with Buckingham Palace, the bells will now only ring for the birthdays of HM The Queen and HRH the Prince of Wales,” said the abbey last year.
Catherine (Kate) Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge © Alex Bramall