Catherine Middleton was born on January 9, 1982, in Berkshire, England to airline workers. On the night she was born, there was a terrible snowstorm in the area 32 years later, she is the future Queen of England, wife of the heir to the English throne, and mother to the future King of England. It is incredible how much can change in three decades!
Kate’s birthday is right around the corner, but how does a girl like Kate celebrate her birthday?
21st birthdays are big events in most countries, and Kate’s was no different. Kate was away at school on January 9, so she and her family decided to postpone the big party until summer break. The celebrations were held at Kate’s home in Bucklebury and had an elegant 1920’s theme, where everyone was expected to wear fancy dress. She and William were somewhere between close friends and closer friends, so it was no surprise that the prince was in attendance.
On Kate’s 25th birthday, rumors were flying that Prince William was sure to propose. It would have been a very birthday for Kate regardless, but the public and the media thought it was the perfect day to pop the question. William didn’t end up proposing, but Catherine was hounded by paparazzi outside her London flat. Despite her obvious discomfort at the cameras and photographers, Kate remained poised and continued on her day. Instead of a dramatic engagement, she spent the night out to a fancy dinner with friends. However, the paparazzi did their damage. The footage is uncomfortable to watch, but it quickly prompted a rare statement from William. The Prince asked the media to leave Kate alone, but this was only a hint at what would be her future.
For her first birthday as a royal, the new Duchess of Cambridge celebrated in the palace. Kate and William enjoyed a birthday dinner at Kensington Palace with their friends and family. We imagine the event was one of quiet elegance – while it may have been a simple dinner, it was most likely a delicious meal and an opulent setting. And, of course, a scrumptious cake!
Last year, Kate, William, the Middletons, and a few girlfriends attended Cirque du Soliel. They had prime balcony seats and a private room for the showing of “Kooza,” where Kate was enthralled by the performance. Depending on how posh they were feeling, the birthday party probably included a dinner at one of Kate’s favorite restaurants.