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Kate Middleton Reportedly Had Early 38th Birthday Celebrations with Family and Close Friends in Sandringham

Afouda Fortune
Jan 09, 2020
07:33 A.M.
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Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, reportedly opted for early birthday celebrations as she hosted family and close friends in Sandringham.

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Although the Duchess of Cambridge turned 38 today, she got into the birthday spirit way earlier than usual.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the ICAP charity day at ICAP on December 9, 2015. | Photo: Getty Images

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the ICAP charity day at ICAP on December 9, 2015. | Photo: Getty Images

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According to reports by PEOPLE magazine, Kate Middleton opted for an early birthday celebration over the weekend as she and Prince William hosted family and close friends at their country home at Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

As noted by the publication, the royal mom-of-three and her husband were joined her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, William’s close friend, Tom Van Straubenzee, and his fiancee Lucy Lanigan-O’Keeffe.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attend the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge attend the Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on December 25, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

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The couple’s close friends David and Rose, the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley, were also in attendance.

To cap off the celebration, the partygoers and the Cambridges joined Queen Elizabeth for Sunday morning service at St. Mary Magdalene Church at Her Majesty’s Sandringham estate.

Emilia Jardine-Paterson (L), Carole Middleton (C) and Michael Middleton (R) attend Sunday service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on January 5, 2020. | Photo: Getty Images

Emilia Jardine-Paterson (L), Carole Middleton (C) and Michael Middleton (R) attend Sunday service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on January 5, 2020. | Photo: Getty Images

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The early birthday celebration coincides with William and Kate’s annual tradition of setting aside a weekend at the start of the year to entertain their friends and family for a few days of fun country pursuits.

Also, the weekend usually includes a dinner hosted by the Queen at Sandringham. However, this time was different.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium. | Photo: Getty Images

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium. | Photo: Getty Images

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As noted by the Daily Mail, the Duchess celebrated her 37th birthday differently as she chose to have a family tea party at Kensington Palace.

The royal was said to have wanted to keep her celebrations low-key last year and opted for a small gathering with her three kids, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

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Despite having a busy party weekend with friends and family, Kate didn’t fail to bring her epic fashion style along with her during her appearance at church on Sunday morning.

Harper’s Bazaar noted that for the church service, Middleton stunned in a gorgeous plum coat with peach detailing.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend Sunday service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on January 5, 2020. | Photo: Getty Images

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend Sunday service at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on January 5, 2020. | Photo: Getty Images

Given that it was her first appearance of 2020, the royal switched things up with a blue Fedora hat by Hicks & Brown and completed her outfit a pair of Stuart Weitzman knee-high boots, and a Jaeger handbag.

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