Kate Middleton’s children held a tea party for her birthday

Chloe Foussianes
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Photo credit: Matt Porteous / The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace via Getty Images
Photo credit: Matt Porteous / The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/Kensington Palace via Getty Images

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Kate Middleton was able to make the most of celebrating her birthday in lockdown, thanks to her children. Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – with some help from Prince William – threw their mother a tea party at the family’s country home in Norfolk, according to People. The Duchess turned 39 on 9 January.

The Cambridge family has been spending a lot of time in Norfolk amid the pandemic, rather than staying at their primary residence in London's Kensington Palace. Recently, a source close to the Royals said: “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.”

The source added: “It’s a normal, busy family home with kids running around and knocking things over. There’s no airs and graces.”

Photo credit: AARON CHOWN - Getty Images
Photo credit: AARON CHOWN - Getty Images

Indeed, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have had their hands full with their three children during lockdown. Back in April 2002, Kate admitted to the BBC that the experience had been “challenging”, adding: “The children have got such stamina. You pitch a tent, take the tent down again, cook, bake. You get to the end of the day – they’ve had a lovely time, but it’s amazing how much you can cram into a day, that’s for sure.”

In September, when George and Charlotte were able to return to in-person school, Prince William said, “I think every parent is breathing a sigh of relief that school has started again,” adding: “Five months – it’s been wonderful, but it’s been a long five months,” according to Hello. With the UK back in lockdown amid a spike in Covid-19 cases, the Cambridges may well be looking at another few long (but wonderful!) months.