King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla congratulate Kate Middleton on her 42nd birthday with a tender unpublished coronation photograph.
The Princess of Wales is celebrating her birthday and her in-laws’ official networks have celebrated by recalling the monarchy’s big moment in 2023.
Kate Middleton’s birthday
This January 9, the Princess of Wales, Catherine Middleton, celebrated her 42nd birthday, a very special date that has been remembered by the British royal family.
King Charles III and his wife, Queen consort Camilla, published an emotional congratulations on social media with a never-before-seen photograph of Kate during Charles’ coronation last May.
The snapshot shows the future queen consort in her elegant ceremonial robes alongside the new monarch, also decked out in his royal robes and the imposing Imperial Crown of State.
Both pose smiling in a relaxed moment of the ceremony, demonstrating the good relationship between father-in-law and daughter-in-law.
In the background are the Duke of Edinburgh and his wife Sophie of Edinburgh, equally pleased at the historic event.
“Wishing The Princess of Wales a very happy birthday today!” reads the message that accompanies the photograph, following the tradition of the brief but heartfelt royal congratulations.
Wishing The Princess of Wales a very happy birthday today! 🎈🎊
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 9, 2024
The post has prompted hundreds of comments from royal fans sending their best wishes to Kate Middleton and praising the unedited snapshot. “Oh, this is a stunning photo from the Coronation! Happy Birthday to the Princess of Wales, I hope she has a wonderful day!” writes one.
Another enthusiastically states: “Amazing picture! Happy birthday to Princess Catherine!”
Another very kind netizen said: “Have a wonderful birthday. I wish you every day to be filled with lots of love, laughter, happiness, and the warmth of sunshine.”
Kate Middleton reaches the age of 42 in her prime, consolidated as a fundamental piece of the British monarchy after the death of Elizabeth II along with Charles III, Camilla, and her husband William.
Her transition to the role of Princess of Wales is exemplary, with an increasingly active and self-confident public presence.
Gone is her time as a shy apprentice at William’s side. Now Kate shines with her own light in official acts, demonstrating a warm and close personality that captivates the British.
Her work with children’s charities has also contributed to her enormous popularity.
With a future as Queen consort of the United Kingdom, Kate Middleton faces this new stage surrounded by the affection of the royal family.
Kate’s great challenge is to continue to grow in her institutional role at the same pace that, together with William, she prepares George, Charlotte, and Louis for their responsibilities as heirs to the British Crown.