Kate Middleton spends a quiet 37th birthday at home as Prince William reports for royal duty
The Duchess of Cambridge spent her birthday in Kensington Palace, where William and their three children — George, Charlotte, and Louis — joined her for celebrations
Kate Middleton spent a quiet 37th birthday at home even as husband Prince William made a low-key visit to London's Air Ambulance on January 9 on their 30th anniversary.
The prince met the first responders of the unit, which is behind the delivery of life-saving treatment across the capital city.
On the same day, the Duchess of Cambridge, spent her birthday in their home in Kensington Palace, where William and their three children - George, Charlotte, and Louis - will join her for celebrations.
Kensington Palace tweeted a sweet tribute to the Duchess earlier in the day saying: "Thank you everyone for all your lovely messages on The Duchess of Cambridge’s birthday." The family is scheduled to celebrate the occasion later on in the day, reported The Daily Mail.
Thank you everyone for all your lovely messages on The Duchess of Cambridge’s birthday 🎈 pic.twitter.com/sXylZL1xqH— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 9, 2019
The Duchess turned a year older, and is the proud mother of three growing children. Princess Charlotte is set to turn 4-years-old this year and will start school in September. She is most likely join older brother Prince George's private school, Thomas's Battersea. George will celebrate his sixth birthday in July while youngest royal Prince Louis will turn 1 on April 23.
Kate is also now the proud aunt of her sister Pippa Matthew's first child Arthur. The Duke and Duchess are also eagerly waiting for the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's first offspring to be born in spring.
Kate was born on January 9, 1982, and she was an active child. Her family lived in Amman, Jordan, for a few years before they returned to Berkshire, where she was born. The future royal was only inching closer to her current life when she went to the exclusive and private Marlborough College in Wiltshire.
She represented the college in tennis, hockey, and netball when she was a student. She ultimately graduated with a 2:1 in History of Art from St. Andrews University where she met her future husband, Prince William. The pair tied the knot in 2011.
The Duchess is now in the royal family and is a future queen. She is a patron of 17 charities and organizations and has done her best to focus all her charity work on helping children, especially concerning their mental health. Her birthday coincided this year with the 30th Anniversary of London's Royal Air Ambulance crew, which William attended having been a pilot himself for the East Anglia Air Ambulance.
Later today, we will be welcoming His Royal Highness, Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, to visit our charity and support our 30th birthday. Make sure to follow our feed for live updates. #30yearssavinglives pic.twitter.com/pY48EVJixL— London's Air Ambulance Charity (@LDNairamb) January 9, 2019
Kensington Palace said that before he visited the organization, William was named as the patron of the London Air Ambulance Charity's 30th Anniversary campaign. The campaign seeks to highlight the organization's crucial work in delivering the life-saving treatments all across the capital and also raise support for the development of some new facilities.
The Duke will champion those people who work on the frontlines as patron of the campaign and will highlight the important work that the charity does every day. CEO of London's Air Ambulance Charity, Jonathan Jenkins, said: "We are delighted that The Duke of Cambridge has accepted the role of Patron of the London's Air Ambulance 30th Anniversary Campaign."
He continued: "Through his support, we aim to raise awareness of the life-saving work carried out by us and by air ambulances across the UK. Our crew face significant challenges when delivering our rapid response and cutting-edge medical treatments in London. Through funds raised in our 30th year, we plan to improve our facilities to ensure we can respond even faster, enhance our training and ensure our crews have the facilities they need for their mental health and wellbeing."