Kate Middleton celebrated her 39th birthday on Saturday (January 9). The U.K. recently entered into another round of COVID-19 lockdowns as a result of a spike in cases, so, the Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her birthday at home with her immediate family.
Despite being unable to go anywhere for her big day, Kate's husband, Prince William, and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, made sure the Duchess had a very special birthday. According to People, the family had a birthday tea party at their Amner Hall home in Norfolk.
According to one People's anonymous royal insiders, Prince Willam knows how to make the "perfect" cup of tea. "At the end of the day, [Kate] is in training to be a future Queen, but honestly you would never know it," the source said of Kate's grounded way of life. "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."
William and Kate's official Instagram account acknowledged Kate's birthday, as well, and sent a supportive message to anybody else celebrating their birthday amid the lockdowns. "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," the message reads.