As Kate Middleton celebrates her 42nd birthday, she will likely enjoy a quiet family event after several years of royal scandals and events marred the occasion.
Over the past four birthdays, Kate has seen scandalous revelations about Harry’s memoirs, Megxit turmoil, and blockades over Covid affect her special day.
Kate Middleton’s Birthday Curse
In the past, several events hindered Princess Catherine from celebrating her birthday as normal. Here are some of the reasons why Kate did not celebrate her birthday with joy.
- Last year, Prince Harry’s memoir, Spare, came out just before Kate’s 41st birthday, in the explosive book he was accused of stereotyping Meghan Markle and provoking tensions.
- In 2022, the princess’s 40th birthday was again overshadowed by Covid’s Omicron variant, canceling any planned festivities.
- In 2021, before her 39th birthday, confinement was announced due to increases in Covid cases in the UK.
- In 2020, a day before Catherine’s 38th birthday, Harry and Meghan dropped their royal bombshell and announced that they would be stepping down as royals. This news took all the attention away from a special day for Kate.
After years of chaos surrounding her special day, hopefully, the now Princess of Wales can relax and celebrate her 2024 birthday in peace with William and her young children – George, Charlotte, and Louis.
King Charles III and his wife, Queen consort Camilla, posted 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 next to the new monarch, also attired in her royal robes and the imposing Imperial Crown of State.
“Wishing The Princess of Wales a very happy birthday today!” reads the message that accompanies the photograph.