​Kate Middleton’s Birthday Party Becomes Quiet Gathering

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January 11, 2013
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As Kate Middleton’s pregnancy reaches another week, she is celebrating her birthday today, although she says not to expect a big royal party. The pregnant Duchess Of Cambridge, who turns 31, will host a quiet gathering at the Kensington Palace.

Wearing a hat and matching outfit, Kate Middleton turns 31 and will celebrate with Prince William at the Kensington Palace.

A rep for St. James’s Palace said Prince William’s wife will be “spending her birthday privately.” The birthday celebration is likely to be even more subdued than last year’s intimate dinner for family and friends at Kensington Palace. “She just wants something low-key,” a source said of Middleton. “I suspect she will spend it at her parents’ house.”

Middleton already got the greatest gift of all: the news that she and Prince William, 30, will be parents in 2013.

“Trying for a baby has been their priority,” a royal confidant told Us magazine of the couple in December. “They’re both excited to be focusing on a new chapter in their lives.”

There is no official word on how far along Middleton may be in her pregnancy, but she is thought to now be past the crucial 12-week mark.

Last year, Middleton’s sister, Pippa, planned a retro-eighties theme party for the Princess, but this year will be much quieter and laid back.